Patterns & Projects

Super Simple Santa, Fisherman, Soldier Ornaments

Super Simple Santa, Fisherman, Soldier Ornaments

Faces are quick and easy when you hide the eyes By Don Worley Many people are familiar with the tiny biting insect called the no-see-um. I created a series of carvings I call no-see-ums because the eyes are hidden by hats or hair. Designed to eliminate the task of carving […]

by July 26, 2011 Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects
Making a Lure Display Stand

Making a Lure Display Stand

By Lora S. Irish After you finish carving a lure, it can be difficult to display it. While a simple wire ornament stand, which can be found in most craft stores, can be used to display your lure, it’s a simple task to bend your wire of choice into a […]

by June 14, 2011 Patterns & Projects
Roly-Poly Bear

Roly-Poly Bear

Power carve this cute critter from a basswood egg By Keith Dalton These days, eggs don’t just hatch birds. I’ve found plenty of small furry creatures hiding inside wooden eggs. With a few bits, a rotary tool, and a woodburner, you can create your own collection of egg animals. While […]

by April 26, 2011 Patterns & Projects
Carving a Scandinavian-Style Troll Queen

Carving a Scandinavian-Style Troll Queen

Classic flat-plane design is a great beginner caricature By Harley Refsal Trolls are popular subjects from Scandinavian folklore. These fanciful creatures are ideal for carving in the flat-plane folk-art style, which originated in Scandinavia. This queen is the mate of the troll I carved in Woodcarving Illustrated Summer 2004 (Issue […]

by February 4, 2011 Patterns & Projects, Whittling
Ribbon and Flowers Frames

Ribbon and Flowers Frames

This romantic frame makes a meaningful gift for a loved one By Mike Davies Shapes, symbols, and objects can be brought together to tell stories, and as woodcarvers we have the opportunity to capture these stories in our work. This picture frame in the shape of a heart, bound with […]

by February 1, 2011 Patterns & Projects, Spring Carving
Carving a Santa Part 5

Carving a Santa Part 5

Gene Messer shows how to carve a Santa. Part 5 of Gene Messer’s video on carving a Santa.

by November 8, 2010 Holiday Carving, Videos
Carving a Santa Part 4

Carving a Santa Part 4

Gene Messer shows how to carve a Santa. Part 4 of Gene Messer’s video on carving a Santa.

by November 1, 2010 Holiday Carving, Videos
Carving a Santa Part 3

Carving a Santa Part 3

Gene Messer shows how to carve a Santa. Part 3 of Gene Messer’s video on carving a Santa.

by October 25, 2010 Holiday Carving, Videos
Carving a Santa Part 2

Carving a Santa Part 2

Gene Messer shows how to carve a Santa. Part 2 of Gene Messer’s video on carving a Santa.

by October 18, 2010 Holiday Carving, Videos
Carving a Santa Part 1

Carving a Santa Part 1

Gene Messer shows how to carve a Santa. Part 1 of Gene Messer’s video on carving a Santa.

by October 11, 2010 Holiday Carving, Videos