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Strop Talk: Issue 11

Strop Talk: Issue 11

Free projects, an easy technique for carving mouths, and extreme power carving tools from Woodcarving Illustrated As summer rolls around, take some time to carve outside and whittle the day away. You can also save some cleanup by taking your big projects outside with these new tools to remove wood […]

by July 5, 2018 eNews: Strop Talk, News
Join Us: Artistry in Wood 2018

Join Us: Artistry in Wood 2018

An exciting, jam-packed weekend—this October in Wilmington, Ohio The 37th Annual Artistry in Wood Show, sponsored by the Dayton Carvers Guild, promises a weekend of inspiration, connection, learning, and fun—and, of course, some good friendly competition between carvers. In addition to displays and vendors offering a variety of woodworking projects, […]

by July 5, 2018 News
Tools for Removing Wood Quickly

Tools for Removing Wood Quickly

We test-drive the hardiest “toys” on the market By Bob Duncan   While some carvers resort to a chainsaw to remove excess wood quickly, other options exist for carvers who are hesitant to handle one. Automach CH-80 This large reciprocating carver is not just for fans of edged tools. With […]

by July 5, 2018 News, Videos
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 […]

We Want to Hear from You!

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