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Americana Whale

Americana Whale

This folk-art style carving is a craft-show favorite By Vernon DePauw Add a whimsical touch to your summer celebrations with this patriotic swimmer. I change the size and vary the pattern to make each one a little different than the last. Play around with the stars and stripes to make […]

by May 27, 2020 eNews: Strop Talk, News
Woodcarving Illustrated Summer 2020, Issue #91

Woodcarving Illustrated Summer 2020, Issue #91

The Summer 2020 issue of Woodcarving Illustrated includes a variety of projects, patterns, and features, as well as interesting techniques. This issue is a part of the regular magazine subscription. It is also available from your favorite retailer or from Fox Chapel Publishing, foxchapelpublishing.com or 1-800-457-9112. Scroll down for a sneak peak!         […]

by April 28, 2020 Current Issue, Our Magazine
Woodcarving Wednesdays: Power Carve a Springtime Charm Bracelet

Woodcarving Wednesdays: Power Carve a Springtime Charm Bracelet

Since many of us are spending extra time indoors these days, it’s more important than ever to stay creative and busy. With that in mind, the team at Woodcarving Illustrated will be posting a free beginner-friendly project to our website every Wednesday. So grab a knife and let those woodchips […]

Laughing Bear

Laughing Bear

Simple cuts add texture to this happy fellow by Jim Villars When I started getting requests for handcarved bears, I carved them using models and patterns. Those first attempts were so bad that the fireplace rejected them. I decided to create my own version, depicting a bear how I thought […]

by September 6, 2017 Patterns & Projects
Woodcarver of the Year

Woodcarver of the Year

And the award goes to… …the woodcarver whose quality of work shows a devotion to excellence …who possesses a generosity of spirit in teaching others to pass the craft along …who leverages their skills in carving and teaching even further through their writings If you would like to nominate a […]

by October 14, 2016 Wood Carver of the Year
Rick Jensen is the 2014 Woodcarver of the Year

Rick Jensen is the 2014 Woodcarver of the Year

By Bob Duncan It’s something of an incongruity that one of the most innovative and influential carvers in the United States uses a humble found wood as his medium. Rick Jensen has been carving cottonwood bark—literally, the thick bark of dead eastern cottonwood trees, which Rick harvests himself in North […]

by October 14, 2016 Wood Carver of the Year
Fred Cogelow is the 2013 Woodcarver of the Year

Fred Cogelow is the 2013 Woodcarver of the Year

By Bob Duncan Fred Cogelow was destined to be a carver. “Everything just kept leading to it,” he said. His father was a woodworker who died when Fred was six, leaving behind a set of tools that Fred used to make his first carving: a face gouged into his mother’s […]

by October 13, 2016 Wood Carver of the Year
Floyd Rhadigan is the 2016 Woodcarver of the Year

Floyd Rhadigan is the 2016 Woodcarver of the Year

By Bob Duncan Over the past 40 years, Floyd Rhadigan has taught thousands of people how to carve. His clear instructions and appealing designs have become as well known in the carving world as his sparkling eyes, leather vest, and long hair, and his speedy knife and tireless travel schedule […]

by October 12, 2016 Wood Carver of the Year
Harley Refsal is the 2012 Woodcarver of the Year

Harley Refsal is the 2012 Woodcarver of the Year

By Bob Duncan Like so many others, Harley Refsal discovered his life’s work while in college. But Harley wasn’t inspired to become a doctor, lawyer, or businessman. Instead, on a choir tour to Scandinavia in 1965, Harley discovered flat-plane woodcarving. “I saw whittled figures, what I know now were considered […]

by October 12, 2016 Wood Carver of the Year
Vic Hood is the 2011 Woodcarver of the Year

Vic Hood is the 2011 Woodcarver of the Year

By Bob Duncan Vic Hood’s amazing realistic carvings consistently earn Best of Show awards, but it’s Vic’s dedication to sharing his knowledge and passion for carving that earns him the coveted Woodcarving Illustrated Woodcarver of the Year award. Viewing the highly detailed busts Vic carves today, you’d never guess his […]

by October 11, 2016 Wood Carver of the Year