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Carving a Woman’s Mouth

Carving a Woman’s Mouth

Simple techniques to make attractive, feminine lips By Harold Enlow Many carvers add beards and mustaches to avoid carving lips and mouths. If you plan to carve a woman, though, it’s impossible to hide the lips. Learning these few simple steps for carving lips allows you to carve any face. […]

by July 5, 2018 Techniques
Pumpkin Man

Pumpkin Man

Quick-carve decoration looks great in any size By Donna Thomas As part of my annual Halloween carving projects one year, I developed a jointed pumpkin man. I use a larger version as a home decoration, but you can also reduce the pattern by at least 50% and make a pin […]

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We Want to Hear from You!

Hello, carvers! We’d like to take a moment to get to know you better—what you’re carving, content you’d like to see in the future, and more. Your thoughts are valuable to us. We hope to hear from you soon!           Please follow the link HERE to […]

by July 5, 2018 News
New Products!

New Products!

Pick up these new pyro and carving booklets for the advanced wood artist in your life     Carving and Painting the Sea Captain: Complete Instructions for Making a Realistic Classic By Dylan Goodson © 2018 Learn how to carve a lifelike sea captain with step-by-step instructions from woodcarving artist and […]

by July 5, 2018 News
Burning a Slot for a Knife Holder

Burning a Slot for a Knife Holder

Transform any stable-base carving into a custom knife holder By Mark Akers You could carefully carve a slot in a piece of wood, glue that piece of wood to another piece of wood, and then carve the two into a custom knife holder. But it’s a lot more fun to […]

by July 5, 2018 Videos
Shop Made Sanding Drums

Shop Made Sanding Drums

Make custom rotary-tool sanders from inexpensive hardware By Bill Kinnear Throughout my woodworking years, I have been continually frustrated with the sanding accessories that are available, so I set out to develop a cheap system that would work under different applications. The sanders I designed are inexpensive and easy to […]

by July 5, 2018 Shop Tips
Whittling 2018: Volume 5

Whittling 2018: Volume 5

Whittling, a special issue of Woodcarving Illustrated, includes a variety of projects, patterns, and features, as well as interesting techniques. This issue is not a part of the regular magazine subscription. It is available from your favorite retailer or from Fox Chapel Publishing, www.foxchapelpublishing.com or 1-800-457-9112. Scroll down for a sneak peek! Beginning Carvers […]

by May 24, 2018 Special Issues
Chip-Carved Wine Bottle Holder

Chip-Carved Wine Bottle Holder

Wow dinner guests with this intricate utensil-turned-art-piece By Marty Leenhouts This wine bottle holder will balance a bottle of wine and form an unusual and interesting centerpiece at your next dinner with guests. Add carving to it and now you’ve really got something to talk about! Carving and finishing this […]

by April 23, 2018 Patterns & Projects
Woodcarving Illustrated Summer 2018 Issue 83

Woodcarving Illustrated Summer 2018 Issue 83

The Summer 2018 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,www.foxchapelpublishing.com or 1-800-457-9112. Scroll down for a sneak peek!          […]

by April 23, 2018 Current Issue, News
Carving a Santa Whistle

Carving a Santa Whistle

Capture the sounds of summer all year long with this easy to carve Santa whistle By Roger Beane Whistles are easy to make—you just need a twig, a drill, and a knife. The fun and creativity come in when you start decorating your whistles. I use them to practice carving […]

by April 23, 2018 Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects