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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
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
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
Hand in Glove

Hand in Glove

Want to carve safely without compromising dexterity? Schaaf’s new cut-resistant gloves are just the ticket By the Staff of Woodcarving Illustrated This review originally appeared in the Winter 2021 issue (#97). To purchase the full issue, click HERE!  Protective gloves are the unsung heroes of the carving world—a handy tool […]

by November 18, 2021 Features, Product Reviews
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
Spotlight: Julien Feller

Spotlight: Julien Feller

By Kaylee Schofield To learn how to carve your own panel of lace, pick up a copy of our summer issue HERE!  To fully grasp the magnitude of Julien Feller’s detail work, you might need a magnifying glass. Inspired by 14th-century micro-carvings and the flowing forms of Baroque artists such […]

by April 28, 2020 Features
Get a Re-Grip!

Get a Re-Grip!

Add comfortable handle covers to carving tools in just seconds By Bob Duncan See the review in the winter 2019 issue of Woodcarving Illustrated Three sizes: MSRP: $10.99 (small), $11.99 (medium), $12.99 (large); re-grip.com Re-grips are versatile handle covers that take the place of tape that carvers often apply to […]

by December 10, 2019 Product Reviews
Sharp Tools, Great Value

Sharp Tools, Great Value

Schaaf Tools offers Swiss quality at a third of the price By Bob Duncan See the full review in the Summer 2019 issue of Woodcarving Illustrated MSRP: $95.95 factory-sharpened; $140.99 professionally sharpened; with free shipping from schaaftools.com As every carver knows, getting good tools can be a challenge. A set […]

by August 14, 2019 News, Product Reviews
We Review the New Walnut Hollow Woodburner

We Review the New Walnut Hollow Woodburner

Walnut Hollow Creative Woodburner: new design is sleek and powerful, and won’t break the bank By Lora S. Irish  $99.99 at walnuthollow.com Walnut Hollow’s new Creative Woodburner is a real game-changer—it’s a professional-quality variable temperature unit offered at a hobbyist’s budget price. The kit includes a small power base with […]

by February 7, 2019 Features, News, Product Reviews
Maine’s Master Craftsman

Maine’s Master Craftsman

New England carver John Bryan gives old tools—and some unique wood—a new lease on life By Kaylee Schofield  Check out the full article in WCI Spring 2019, Issue #86! Traveling down a pine-studded lane a short drive from the Maine coast, you just might miss the turnoff to John Bryan’s […]

by December 19, 2018 Features, News