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The WCI Team Carves!

The WCI Team Carves!

The holidays are a perfect time to show love through handmade gifts—and the WCI team is no exception! In the spirit of giving, we unsheathed knives, sharpened gouges, and prepared personal pieces for each of our loved ones. Art director Jon Deck made woodchips fly as he diligently carved a […]

by December 31, 2020 Features
Folk Art Angel

Folk Art Angel

Simple carving can be used as an ornament, pin, or pendant By Gerald Smith This holiday season, adorn your Christmas tree with a lovely handcarved ornament. Sure to become a new family favorite, this sweet and simple folk art angel has minimal details, making it a perfect project for beginners. […]

by December 8, 2020 eNews: Strop Talk
BeaverCraft Beaver Santa

BeaverCraft Beaver Santa

Project courtesy of BeaverCraft   He’s jolly. He’s festive. And he has a beard! But this little guy isn’t your typical Santa Claus. Have fun carving BeaverCraft‘s cute and comical take on ol’ St. Nicholas. We provided the patterns and a video for you to see he’s carved from start […]

by October 23, 2020 Holiday Carving
Woodcarving Illustrated Winter 2020, Issue #93

Woodcarving Illustrated Winter 2020, Issue #93

The Winter 2020 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 peak!         […]

by October 22, 2020 Current Issue
Online 2020 Carving Courses

Online 2020 Carving Courses

Carving, of Course! Taking a class might look different this year—but it’s not out of the question. That’s why we prepared a short list of online resources available to help you keep those woodchips flying. We’d love to continue adding to the list. If you know of a course, please […]

by September 23, 2020 News
Jack o’Phantom

Jack o’Phantom

By Floyd Rhadigan Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. It’s the one day a year you can be anyone or anything you want to be. We woodcarvers don’t want to be left out, so this pumpkin-headed ghost is my whimsical Halloween treat. Carving the Ghost This piece is not […]

Beginner’s Woodburner Shopping Guide

Beginner’s Woodburner Shopping Guide

These entry-level models get you burning without breaking the bank By Bob Duncan There are a few essential tools that you need before you begin woodburning. For first timers, we recommend starting with a cheaper model before investing in the more serious ones. If you decide that you would like […]

by August 25, 2020 Shop Tips
Pyrography 2020

Pyrography 2020

The 2020 issue of Pyrography includes a variety of projects, patterns, and features, as well as interesting techniques. This issue is not 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 peak!           […]

by July 28, 2020 Current Issue, Special Issues
Woodcarving Illustrated Fall 2020, Issue #92

Woodcarving Illustrated Fall 2020, Issue #92

The Fall 2020 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 peak!         […]

by July 28, 2020 Current Issue, Our Magazine
Midnight Frolic

Midnight Frolic

Minimal line work sets a lunar tone in this frosty forest scene By Deborah Pompano   Full moon nights have a watchful, meditative quality to them. For me, this feeling is amplified in winter, when fallen snow muffles the small sounds typical of the forest. I’ve kept the burned lines […]

by July 28, 2020 Patterns & Projects