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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
Halloween Santa

Halloween Santa

Santa lovers will delight in this autumnal take on a classic design By Russell Scott Our Undercover Santa is at it again. This time, he is out on Halloween night, watching how the children behave. Christmas is still a little while away, but when you’re compiling naughty-and-nice lists, every moment […]

by July 28, 2022 Fall Carving
Woodcarving Illustrated Summer 2022, Issue #99

Woodcarving Illustrated Summer 2022, Issue #99

The Summer 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 June 30, 2022 Current Issue
Schaaf’s New Tool Sets

Schaaf’s New Tool Sets

Take your pick from three sets of hard-working hand tools that really hold an edge By Lora S. Irish and Staff of Woodcarving Illustrated MSRP $112.95 (Foundation Set, factory sharpened) $51.95 (Detail Set) $78.95 (Expansion Set)  Schaaftools.com Three years ago, the WCI team reviewed Schaaf’s brand-new 12-piece foundation set with […]

by June 29, 2022 Product Reviews
Whittling an Eagle Head

Whittling an Eagle Head

Celebrate the patriotic summer holidays with these quick carvings By Pete Zanauskas Carve these easy eagle heads to celebrate Fourth of July and Veteran’s Day. You can use a band saw to mass-produce blanks, and then carry them with you to whittle in your spare time. I turned mine into pins, […]

by May 25, 2022 eNews: Strop Talk
A Second Chance for Trees

A Second Chance for Trees

Eight intrepid carvers give new life to damaged trees worldwide By Kelly Umenhofer Every tree experiences its own cycle of birth, growth and decline. Once a tree dies, it is often cut down and carted off to the wood chipper. Sometimes, though, nearby woodcarvers will come along and use their […]

by May 2, 2022 Features
Mr. Vacation’s Suitcase

Mr. Vacation’s Suitcase

Carve your tourist a suitcase big enough for him to travel the world with By Wayne Laramore I decided to give my vacationer from the summer issue a suitcase for traveling. Of course, it needed to be tattered and worn. Attach the pattern to blank or sketch it on, if desired. Use […]

by May 2, 2022 Patterns & Projects
Tiny Carved Gnome Stumps and Logs

Tiny Carved Gnome Stumps and Logs

Make a log or stump for your gnomes to perch themselves on These little gnomes from the summer issue look great on their own, but they look even better when perched atop a stump in the forest.  To create your own stand for your gnome, follow the provided patterns and […]

by May 2, 2022 Patterns & Projects
Carving a Relief Caricature

Carving a Relief Caricature

Whether you love hiking or hunting, celebrate your hobby with this easy, adaptable project By Eric Owens I love to hike, and when I look at this guy, I just want to strap on my boots and hit the trail! He is a beginner/intermediate project, and most carvers need a […]

by March 3, 2022 eNews: Strop Talk