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Carving A Bear Part 4

Carving A Bear Part 4

Part 4 of Gene Messer’s video on carving a bear. See part 5 of this series here.

by February 27, 2010 Videos
Carving A Bear Part 3

Carving A Bear Part 3

Part 3 of Gene Messer’s video on carving a bear. See part 4 of this series here.

by February 27, 2010 Videos
Carving A Bear Part 2

Carving A Bear Part 2

Part 2 of Gene Messer’s video on carving a bear. See part 3 of this series here.

by February 27, 2010 Videos
Carving A Bear Part 1

Carving A Bear Part 1

Part 1 of Gene Messer’s video on carving a bear. See part 2 of this series here.

by February 27, 2010 Videos
Sharpening a Carving Knife

Sharpening a Carving Knife

  Quick and easy steps keep your knife ready to carve By Mac Proffitt A sharp carving tool is the first requirement for successful and happy carving. A dull tool will not produce clean cuts and creates a greater risk of injury. Fortunately, there is a simple method to sharpen […]

by February 24, 2010 Shop Tips, Techniques, Tools for Beginners
2007 Santa Carving Contest – Honorable Mentions

2007 Santa Carving Contest – Honorable Mentions

Will Carve for Hershey’s by Jim McGuire Judges Notes: Jim McGuire created a wonderfully functional and attractive piece. While the carving is painted with opaque paints, it still looks carved. The Hershey’s kisses tucked into Santa’s sack is a nice touch, but the overall pose would have benefited from a […]

by February 21, 2010 Best Carving Design Contest Archive
2007 Santa Carving Contest – People’s Choice Award

2007 Santa Carving Contest – People’s Choice Award

Dale Woodard’s Santa, highlighted by a natural pose and realistic details, took home top honors in Woodcarving Illustrated’s first online People’s Choice Award. Over 6,000 votes were cast over a two-week period. Dale’s wife created a watercolor painting based on an antique postcard. Her painting is the inspiration for Victorian […]

by February 21, 2010 Best Carving Design Contest Archive
2007 Santa Carving Contest – Grand Prize Winner

2007 Santa Carving Contest – Grand Prize Winner

Judges Notes: Mark Aker’s Santa succeeds at telling a story. You can almost hear the snow crunching under Santa’s boots as he hauls his freshly-cut tree in from the woods. Mark’s confidence in his skills shows in this carving; the clean, deliberate cuts make the simple lines of the overall design […]

by February 21, 2010 Best Carving Design Contest Archive
Antique-Style Decoy Carving

Antique-Style Decoy Carving

Creating modern decoys with vintage appeal By Tom Matus From humble origins with the American Indians more than 2,000 years ago, duck decoys are truly an American art form. The heyday of the wooden decoys started after the passage of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918—but the wooden decoys […]

by February 21, 2010 Techniques

2008 Santa Carving Contest – All Entries

Congratulation Winners! With more than 100 carvings entered in this year’s Santa Carving Contest, judging was a difficult task indeed. It’s interesting to see how carvers took inspiration from last year’s entries. We definitely saw improvement in the pieces from carvers who participate every year. Get ready for next year […]

by February 21, 2010 Best Carving Design Contest Archive