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Projects from Coloring Books

Projects from Coloring Books

The coloring fad has a side benefit: the designs are great for woodworking, too! By Mindy Kinsey We’ve all heard the buzz: adults are reclaiming their inner kid by coloring. Thousands of coloring books designed for adults have been released in the past two years, and rumor has it the […]

by February 8, 2017 News, Patterns, Projects
Flying High

Flying High

A childhood passion for aviation inspired Bill Hanes when he returned to carving after a 20-year hiatus By Kathleen Ryan As a young boy, Bill Hanes built plastic model planes and hung them from his bedroom ceiling. Decades later, he combined that childhood fascination with his love of woodworking to […]

by February 8, 2017 Features
Perpetual Calendar

Perpetual Calendar

Customize this calendar with carved decorations and date tiles Original design by Paul Meisel Adapted design and carving by Andy DiPace For years, I’ve wanted to make a perpetual calendar. Each month, you set the days, and you can add tiles to represent holidays, birthdays, or appointments. A few years […]

by February 8, 2017 Projects
Folk-Art Shield Designs

Folk-Art Shield Designs

Use these shields to embellish a chess set or many other projects By Vernon DePauw I originally designed these shields for the knights, pawns, and board of a folk-art chess set. (The patterns are in the Spring 2017 issue of Woodcarving Illustrated.) However, you can easily adapt these shields to create a […]

by February 8, 2017 Patterns
Carving a Traditional Love Spoon

Carving a Traditional Love Spoon

By David Western This simple design is the pattern I use with beginner carvers in my love spoon carving classes. Although it is a straightforward design, it contains several elements that will assist new carvers in learning important carving techniques. Shaping the abundant curved edges will vividly illustrate the importance […]

by February 9, 2016 Patterns, Projects
Carving the Ark Accessories

Carving the Ark Accessories

Take your scene or play set from average to stunning by adding accessories By Betty Padden When you’re making any sort of carved scene, carefully planned accessories take the scene from good to great. That’s especially true for a Noah’s Ark scene. While I took some liberties with the accessories–Noah […]

by January 21, 2016 Patterns, Projects
Personalizing Your Tool Box

Personalizing Your Tool Box

Ideas to carve, paint, and decorate your toolbox By Rev. Jim Paulson You can pick any font to personalize or monogram your tool box (or any other box for that matter). I like the look of  a classic Old English font. You can easily find fonts for free online, but […]

by January 20, 2016 Patterns, Projects
Chip-Carved Tea Box

Chip-Carved Tea Box

A unique way to store and serve a common beverage By Marty Leenhouts Tea is the second most widely consumed drink around the world, after water. If you aren’t a tea drinker, you surely know someone who is. Storing several varieties of tea separately in the cupboard is messy and […]

by November 27, 2015 Patterns, Projects
Comedy Duo

Comedy Duo

Carvings pay homage to two real-life caricatures By Floyd Rhadigan Even as carvings, funny men Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are inseparable. You can’t have one without the other! And I hear their signature tune, “The Dance of the Cuckoos,” in my head every time I carve them. These carving […]

by November 23, 2015 Patterns, Projects
Carving a Scarecrow

Carving a Scarecrow

New technique creates unique straw texture By Jim Hiser You can’t really call something a scarecrow if it’s not stuffed with straw. For years, I struggled to find a way to create the look of straw texture in wood. I finally found a way to create a straw-like texture that […]

by August 12, 2015 Patterns, Projects