Patterns & Projects

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
Bucktooth Birdhouse

Bucktooth Birdhouse

Create the perfect home for this grinning avian By Bruce Ankeny  After carving my sassy feathered friend, make him a home that he can flock to. Follow the instructions below or add your own style to make a house that matches your grinning friend’s big personality! Find the bucktooth bird on page 41 in […]

by January 22, 2022 Patterns & Projects
Brown Bear

Brown Bear

Wide, concave cuts make this woodland creature as fluffy as he is frightening   By James Miller Photography by Allison Cully See the full step-by-step project in James Miller’s book, Whittling Flat-Plane Animals. There once was a man traveling through a dark forest known to be inhabited by shape-shifting trolls. […]

by October 25, 2021 Whittling
Watchful Santa Ornament

Watchful Santa Ornament

This pierced relief caricature is making a list and checking it twice   By Bob Hershey This jolly fella is a relief carving with vanishing point perspective. The vanishing point of his face is far to the left when you face him, which creates the illusion that he is looking […]

by October 25, 2021 Holiday Carving
Whittling 2021 Volume 7

Whittling 2021 Volume 7

Whittling, a special issue of Woodcarving Illustrated, includes a variety of projects, patterns, and features, as well as interesting techniques. This issue is not a part of the regular magazine subscription. It is available from your favorite retailer or from Fox Chapel Publishing, foxchapelpublishing.com or 1-800-457-9112. Scroll down for a sneak peek!   Starter Guide […]

by August 25, 2021 Special Issues, Whittling
Trick-or-Treater Project

Trick-or-Treater Project

Carve a basswood blank into a cute pal to take trick-or-treating By Lori Dickie This petite pumpkin trick-or-treater is dressed in festive layers to stay warm during the chilly October night. A few careful cuts and a splash of paint will bring her to life. If you are a fan […]

by August 23, 2021 Special Issues, Whittling
Simple Folk Art Pumpkins

Simple Folk Art Pumpkins

Carve these simple pumpkins to go along with your Spooky Kris Kringle By Dave Francis Carve these fun, quick pumpkins from any size of block of basswood to go along with your Spooky Santa from our fall issue. The block in the video that I carve is made from a […]

by July 23, 2021 Fall Carving, Patterns & Projects
Patriotic Bear

Patriotic Bear

Celebrate the stars and stripes with a droll version of Uncle Sam By Mike Shipley As you can see, even the forest has its own Uncle Sam. If you prefer, though, you could choose a different color scheme and paint the bear to resemble Abe Lincoln, a leprechaun, or even […]

by June 2, 2021 eNews: Strop Talk, Patterns & Projects
Caricature Pirate Bust

Caricature Pirate Bust

This plumed pillager is better than buried treasure  By Jim Feather Step-by-step photos by Mike Mihalo Why sail the high seas when you could learn to carve this swashbuckling character at home? If you’re new to caricature, this is an excellent project to begin with. I designed him so the […]

by April 30, 2021 Patterns & Projects