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
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
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 […]

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
Flights of Fancy

Flights of Fancy

Burn and color a fall forest scene fit for any harvest celebration. By Deborah Pompano This soaring chickadee project is a perfect way to practice your burning and painting skills. Most of the design consists of basic line work, which you can enhance as desired with shading and your preferred […]

by June 26, 2020 Patterns & Projects
Woodcarving Wednesday: Carve an Ivy Leaf Pendant With Giles Newman

Woodcarving Wednesday: Carve an Ivy Leaf Pendant With Giles Newman

Since many of us are spending extra time indoors these days, it’s more important than ever to stay creative and busy. With that in mind, the team at Woodcarving Illustrated will be posting a free beginner-friendly project to our website every Wednesday. So grab a knife and let those woodchips […]

Woodcarving Wednesdays: Making a Simple Gnome

Woodcarving Wednesdays: Making a Simple Gnome

Since many of us are spending extra time indoors these days, it’s more important than ever to stay creative and busy. With that in mind, the team at Woodcarving Illustrated will be posting a free beginner-friendly project to our website every Wednesday. So grab a knife and let those woodchips […]

Woodcarving Wednesdays: Whittle a Ladybug

Woodcarving Wednesdays: Whittle a Ladybug

Since many of us are spending extra time indoors these days, it’s more important than ever to stay creative and busy. With that in mind, the team at Woodcarving Illustrated will be posting a free beginner-friendly project to our website every Wednesday. So grab a knife and let those woodchips […]

Woodcarving Wednesdays: Whittle a Bird from a Branch

Woodcarving Wednesdays: Whittle a Bird from a Branch

Since many of us are spending extra time indoors these days, it’s more important than ever to stay creative and busy. With that in mind, the team at Woodcarving Illustrated will be posting a free beginner-friendly project to our website every Wednesday. So grab a knife and let those woodchips […]