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Bring Home a Garden Gnome

Bring Home a Garden Gnome

Make a mascot that’s sure to bring good luck By Floyd Rhadigan Small, strong, gentle, and quick, gnomes live in harmony with nature while also enjoying a good practical joke. They live in farmlands, forests, meadows, houses, and, like this one, gardens. These cheery folk are vegetarians, and occasionally enjoy […]

Carving a Daisy Pin

Carving a Daisy Pin

Floral pin is a perfect gift for Mother’s Day By Glenn Stewart Step-by-step photos by Peyton Sharp I like to carve seasonal pins. I can usually carve them in one sitting, and folks love to wear them. I always associate daisies with summer, so they make a great pin for […]

Carved Garden Chair Project

Carved Garden Chair Project

Customize this sturdy chair with your own relief carved design By Jan Oegema Project Furniture This one-of-a-kind chair makes a unique addition to your garden or back yard. The chair is easy to construct, extremely sturdy and very comfortable. By adding a relief carving to the chair back, you can […]

Carving a Soap Flower

Carving a Soap Flower

Soft and lacking grain, a bar of soap is easy to carve By Sue Wagner Many youngsters start off carving soap because it’s soft enough to carve with plastic or wooden tools. But, you can use sharp metal tools to create even more intricate designs without having to deal with […]

Big News for the Mystic Carvers Club

Big News for the Mystic Carvers Club

A carver’s club in Mystic, Conn., celebrates the Mayflower anniversary in style Looking ahead to the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage in 2020, members of the Mystic Carvers Club of Mystic, Conn., have created a carving mosaic. The work of 30 people, the two-sided piece comprises relief scenes on […]

by April 5, 2018 Club News
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