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Woodcarving Illustrated Winter 2022, Issue #101

Woodcarving Illustrated Winter 2022, Issue #101

The Winter 2022 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, foxchapelpublishing.com or 1-800-457-9112. Scroll down for a sneak peek!    In This Issue […]

by October 28, 2022 Current Issue
Chip Carved Snowflakes

Chip Carved Snowflakes

These cookie-sized classics are sweeter than dessert By Tom Noller If you live in Texas, like me, you don’t get to see much snow. So, I decided to make my own. These small snowflakes are fun for beginners since they only use two- and three-sided chips. They are great as […]

by October 28, 2022 Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects
Folk Art Trees

Folk Art Trees

Carve these festive trees to go along with your jolly polar bears By Dave Francis Carve these fun and easy evergreen trees to go with the folk art polar bear from the winter issue. I used a 4″ square, 12″ long piece of basswood, but you can use any size […]

by October 28, 2022 Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects
The Carousel of Happiness

The Carousel of Happiness

Vietnam War veteran carves and operates a merry-go-round to remember By Hannah Carroll and Lauren Novosat In the quaint, mountainous community of Nederland, Colo., whose town slogan is ‘life is better up here’, out-of-commission train cars are converted into hip coffee houses, locals are affectionately referred to as ‘Ned Heads,’ […]

by October 28, 2022 Features
Fantasy Wizard

Fantasy Wizard

Customize this caricature wizard by changing the staff and paint colors By Don Dearolf After the Harry Potter books and movies came out, I was inspired to carve a wizard. That took a back seat to some of my other projects, but when The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey came out, I […]

by September 28, 2022 eNews: Strop Talk, Fall Carving
The Rule of Three

The Rule of Three

Create accurate proportions in your figure carvings By Donald K. Mertz The rule of three is an easy way to envision a human figure in a block of wood before and during the carving process. All human figures have the same basic elements. These elements need to be in proportion […]

by September 28, 2022 eNews: Strop Talk, Techniques
Whittling 2022 Volume 8

Whittling 2022 Volume 8

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, foxchapelpublishing.com or 1-800-457-9112. Scroll down for a sneak peek! Starter Guide Basic […]

by August 19, 2022 Special Issues
Chillin’ Penguin Step-by-Step Guide

Chillin’ Penguin Step-by-Step Guide

This cool character makes a great beginner project By Janet Bolyard Here’s a good project to introduce you to caricature-style carving. This aquatic bird will look adorable near a bath, sink, or shelf—even on a windowsill. Getting Started Prepare your soap and center your template. Hold it steady on the […]

by August 19, 2022 Whittling
Woodcarving Illustrated Fall 2022, Issue #100

Woodcarving Illustrated Fall 2022, Issue #100

The Fall 2022 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, foxchapelpublishing.com or 1-800-457-9112. Scroll down for a sneak peek!    In This Issue […]

by July 29, 2022 Current Issue
Behind the Scenes: Jim and Joan’s Pumpkin Heads Class

Behind the Scenes: Jim and Joan’s Pumpkin Heads Class

Get a behind-the-scenes look of the WCI staff carving and painting pumpkin heads under the tutelage of Jim and Joan Hiser! Then check out the full step-by-step project in our fall issue.     Get the Fall 2022 Issue For more articles like this, subscribe to Woodcarving Illustrated magazine. Plus! Get […]

by July 29, 2022 Behind the Scenes