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An Anniversary “Quilt”

An Anniversary “Quilt”

The Wilson Park Woodcarvers celebrate their 25th with a project equal parts old and new To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Wilson Park Senior Center Woodcarvers and Burners Club in Milwaukee, Wis., members created a 42″ (1.1m)-square wooden quilt held together by a shadow box and frame. The quilt, […]

by April 5, 2018 Club News
The Cumberland Valley Woodcarvers Club Spreads Christmas Cheer

The Cumberland Valley Woodcarvers Club Spreads Christmas Cheer

For these patients, nothing says Christmas like ornaments made with love For the past three years, the Cumberland Valley Woodcarvers Club in Chambersburg, Pa., has teamed up with the “Elves of Hope” each Christmas season to provide gift bags to cancer patients going through chemotherapy. A 2017 patient favorite was […]

by April 5, 2018 Club News
Strop Talk: Issue Nine

Strop Talk: Issue Nine

Welcome to the ninth issue of Strop Talk! We are dedicated to bringing you new, fun, and informative content in each of our Strop Talk e-newsletters. Combined with our magazine, website, and online forum, Strop Talk is another way to help keep the creativity flowing and the carving knives sharp […]

by March 9, 2018 eNews: Strop Talk
Strop Talk: Issue Eight

Strop Talk: Issue Eight

Welcome to the eighth issue of Strop Talk! We are dedicated to bringing you new, fun, and informative content in each of our Strop Talk e-newsletters. Combined with our magazine, website, and online forum, Strop Talk is another way to help keep the creativity flowing and the carving knives sharp all […]

by March 8, 2018 eNews: Strop Talk
Working Wooden Pliers

Working Wooden Pliers

Make a miniature tool with a sharp knife and a few careful cuts Based on a traditional design made famous by Ernest Warther The ability to make multiple interconnected parts from a single piece of wood is a whittler’s specialty—as evidenced by the popularity of chains and cages. These miniature […]

by February 8, 2018 Patterns & Projects, Whittling
Carving a Rustic Welcome Sign

Carving a Rustic Welcome Sign

The perfect sign project for beginners that looks great embellished with gold leaf By Vernon DePauw The pineapple has long been a symbol of welcome and hospitality. Rather than carving down the entire surface of the sign, carve and attach the pineapple separately. Making the Sign Determine the size you […]

Carved Clichés

Carved Clichés

Carvers went back to the drawing board to design these amusing carvings By Mindy Kinsey Let’s not beat around the bush. Clichés are common as dirt. When push comes to shove, it’s easier to use ready-made phrases than to create original descriptions for common experiences. When in Rome, you know. […]

by January 25, 2018 Features
Woodcarving Illustrated Spring 2018 Issue 82

Woodcarving Illustrated Spring 2018 Issue 82

The Spring 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 January 25, 2018 Current Issue
Toxic Woods

Toxic Woods

Most woods are safe, but a few common woods can cause some serious health problems. Print out this quick reference chart to keep yourself safe. By Charlie Self Dust masks and air cleaners are on the list of necessary tools in most shops, but research shows that some woods are […]

by January 23, 2018 Materials for Beginners, Techniques
Gorgeous Grown-up Color “Wheel”

Gorgeous Grown-up Color “Wheel”

Learn color theory—and make a beautiful project—with just five paints By Lora S. Irish   Overwhelmed by the paint aisle? Not sure of the difference between yellow-orange and orange-yellow? Completely confused when people talk about primary and secondary colors? This project will answer those questions by helping you create a […]