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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
Splendid Spoons

Splendid Spoons

By Kaylee Schofield Foodandwine.com has dubbed Giles Newman’s spoons “the world’s most beautiful,” and it’s not hard to see why; his art is at once utilitarian and visually delicate. Giles carves intricate spoons and jewelry using nothing but a knife, an axe, and wind-fallen wood from Coed Tegid, his personal […]

by July 31, 2018 Features
Product Review: Flexcut Spoon Tools

Product Review: Flexcut Spoon Tools

Three new tools ensure that spoon carvers both at home and on the go are fully equipped for their art By Mindy Kinsey This review was originally published in Woodcarving Illustrated Summer 2018 (Issue 83). Flexcut has added three spoon carving tools to its extensive range of carving equipment: two Sloyd […]

by April 11, 2018 Product Reviews, Tools for Beginners