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Woodcarving Illustrated Winter / Spring 2016 (Issue 74)

WCI74-coverThe Winter / Spring 2016 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,, 1-800-457-9112.


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In This Issue:



This just in: It appears that our Fox used its animal instincts to head south ahead of the big winter storm, and it’s nowhere to be found. I’m sure it will be back to its usual antics in Spring/Summer.

(In other words, there is no fox hidden in the new issue of WCI. Sorry ’bout that.)






Milan -Zen




And The Winner Is…

ZU-Moss - cheetah

Announcing the first winners in the 2016 People’s Choice Contest






Triptych Prayer Nut #1


Miniature Masterpieces

By Kathleen Ryan

Extraordinary Renaissance carvings depict religious scenes in minuscule relief



soapstone - Grizzly Bear with Fish


Soapstone Artistry

By Kathleen Ryan

Three sculptors share their tips



Tony & Knight


No Fear at 94

By Dean Otteson

Nonagenarian Tony Giuffrida fills retirement with creative carving



Healing Pew Lead-silo


Heavenly Pews

By Kathleen Ryan

Cindy Chinn combines carving, glass, and light to create angelic art






Universal Bench Hook

By Andrew DiPace

Get a grip on carving projects with uneven edges




Spotted Leopard Pattern

Leopard Pattern

By Gordon and Marsha Stiller

Reference photo, description, and detailed pattern help you carve a lifelike leopard



Crucifix Lead-silo


Carving a Crucifix

By Cindy Chinn

Tips for carving a religious icon



Peacock Lead1


Folk Art Peacock

By Vernon DePauw

Colorful quilt-inspired design is perfect for Mardi Gras



CF-Woodland Puzzle


Carving a North Woods Animal Puzzle

By Nancy Borson

Embellish puzzle pieces with relief carving techniques



Rhadigan Bunny Lead


Casual Caricature Rabbit

By Leah Goddard and Floyd Rhadigan

This easy Easter bunny will be welcome in any basket



Soapstone Orca Lead


Soapstone Whale

By Julie Kee

Use your woodcarving skills to create this stunning stone sea creature



Wolf Head Stapler Lead


Big Bad Wolf

By Barbara Millikan

Fierce carved wolf is a perfect accessory for days that really bite



Yorkie Bottlestopper LeadYorkie Dog Caricature

By Sandy Smith

A pocket-sized pooch that’s quick to make

Download the detailed texture pattern for the Yorkie



Trout Lead


Carving a Brook Trout

By Charles Weiss

Use a combination of hand and power tools to shape this realistic fish



Ark Article Lead


Building Noah’s Ark

By Betty Padden

Carve and paint this popular childhood toy




CF-Liquid Inlay Boxes


Inlaid Bunny Box

By Roger F. Wolford

Use liquid inlay to add intricate designs to a premade box



Flag Guy Lead2-silo


Adding Arms to a Carving

By Oren Quist

Control the grain direction for stronger arms that are easier to carve



Tips for Personalizing a ToolboxToolbox Lead2

By Rev. Jim Paulson

Ideas to carve, paint, and decorate your toolbox

Click Here to download Jim’s Toolbox Construction Drawings

Click Here to download the alphabet that Jim Paulson used on his toolbox

……………………………………Click Here to download the numbers that Jim Paulson used on his toolbox



Online Exclusives



Critter Caricature

See a gallery of Sandy Smith’s other Critters.




Hermantown Middle School Carving Club


Middle School Carving Club

Meet Nancy Borson’s next generation of carving kids.






Scrap Craft

Learn how Barbara Millikan uses her Wolf’s Head scraps to make cute doorstops.





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