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Turning Cutoffs into Projects

Turning Cutoffs into Projects

Instead of tossing large pieces of scrap, let your imagination loose and turn these unusual blanks into functional door stops By Barbara Milliken When I made a Wolf’s Head Stapler Cover (see Woodcarving Illustrated Winter/Spring 2016, Issue 74), I bought a 4″ by 4″ by 8″ (10.2cm by 10.2cm by 20.3) […]

by January 21, 2016 Patterns & Projects
Woodcarving Illustrated Winter / Spring 2016 (Issue 74)

Woodcarving Illustrated Winter / Spring 2016 (Issue 74)

The 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, www.foxchapelpublishing.com, 1-800-457-9112. . Scroll down for a sneak peek! […]

by January 21, 2016 Current Issue
Critters of All Kinds

Critters of All Kinds

Use the same basic blank and pattern to create many different animals By Sandy Smith   It all started with a Caricature Carvers of America (CCA) seminar. I designed a cocker spaniel that could be carved from a small blank. It was a popular project, so I expanded my repertoire, […]

by January 20, 2016 Features
Puffin Pattern

Puffin Pattern

                  Pattern by Gordon and Marsha Stiller Three species are referred to as the puffin; two live in the northern Pacific Ocean and one lives in the northern Atlantic Ocean. Puffins have predominately black and white plumage, a stocky build, and large […]

by November 27, 2015 Patterns & Projects
Cowboy Hat Ornament

Cowboy Hat Ornament

Power-carve a perfect hat ornament in a few hours By Keoma McCaffrey This cowboy hat ornament will look great on your Christmas tree. Download the step-by-step article and and pattern below.   Materials: • Pine, 23/4″ x 21/2″ x 11/2″ (70mm x 64mm x 38mm) • Sanding sponge: medium/fine grit […]

by November 27, 2015 Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects
Chip-Carved Tea Box

Chip-Carved Tea Box

A unique way to store and serve a common beverage By Marty Leenhouts Tea is the second most widely consumed drink around the world, after water. If you aren’t a tea drinker, you surely know someone who is. Storing several varieties of tea separately in the cupboard is messy and […]

by November 27, 2015 Patterns & Projects
Comedy Duo

Comedy Duo

Carvings pay homage to two real-life caricatures By Floyd Rhadigan Even as carvings, funny men Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are inseparable. You can’t have one without the other! And I hear their signature tune, “The Dance of the Cuckoos,” in my head every time I carve them. These carving […]

by November 23, 2015 Patterns & Projects
Carving a Scarecrow

Carving a Scarecrow

New technique creates unique straw texture By Jim Hiser You can’t really call something a scarecrow if it’s not stuffed with straw. For years, I struggled to find a way to create the look of straw texture in wood. I finally found a way to create a straw-like texture that […]

by August 12, 2015 Fall Carving, Patterns & Projects

WcI72 Bonus Photos – The Art of Leaf Carving

By Kathleen Ryan For centuries, Asian culture has recognized paper cutting (kirigami) as an art form. Cutting and engraving plant leaves have recently emerged as an offshoot of that ancient craft. Although the terms are often interchanged, the methods for accomplishing leaf carving and leaf engraving are distinctly different. Leaf […]

by August 11, 2015 Features

WCI 72 Bonus Photos – Skeletal Remains

By Kathleen Ryan Maskull Lasserre transforms flea-market finds into eerie works of art by carving internal bones and muscle structure that were never there before. “My work really begins where the rest of the world ends. I like to start with a material that has some history,” said Maskull. After […]

by August 11, 2015 Features