Patterns & Projects

Shelf Sitter Elf

Shelf Sitter Elf

Fantasy caricature hangs out on any ledge By Floyd Rhadigan I love to create projects that incorporate my two passions: fantasy literature and caricature carving. This little elf shelf sitter, guaranteed to elicit a smile, blends the two together perfectly. Fantasy caricatures are a lot of fun because they allow […]

by September 2, 2010 Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects
Building a Carving Arm

Building a Carving Arm

Shop-made holding device promotes safe carving techniques By LaVerne “Sid” Sidler I strongly encourage all woodcarvers to secure their carvings with the use of a holding device, such as a carving arm. Holding devices secure the carving allowing the woodcarver to use both hands on the tool. This technique provides […]

by June 1, 2010 Patterns & Projects, Shop Tips
Whittle a Flying Propeller

Whittle a Flying Propeller

Quick and easy project is perfect for beginners By Rick Wiebe This simple project doesn’t take a long time to finish, can be made with almost any stick of wood, and kids can play with it as soon as it’s complete. I use white pine, but other soft woods, such […]

by March 2, 2010 Patterns & Projects, Whittling
Relief Carve a Magical Fairy Door

Relief Carve a Magical Fairy Door

Quick and easy project comes alive with vivid colors By Christina White These whimsical doors are ideal for beginners or experienced carvers looking for a break from larger projects. Young children will enjoy adding the brightly painted finish and older children can carve their very own door. Carve several doors […]

by March 1, 2010 Patterns & Projects, Spring Carving
Finishing a Big-Headed Santa

Finishing a Big-Headed Santa

Gene Messer’s video on painting the Big Headed Santa project. See how to carve this project here.

by February 27, 2010 Holiday Carving, Videos
Carving a Big-Headed Santa Part 8

Carving a Big-Headed Santa Part 8

Part 8 of Gene Messer’s video on carving a big headed Santa. See how to finish this project here.

by February 27, 2010 Holiday Carving, Videos
Carving a Big-Headed Santa Part 7

Carving a Big-Headed Santa Part 7

Part 7 of Gene Messer’s video on carving a big headed Santa. See part 8 of this series here.

by February 27, 2010 Holiday Carving, Videos
Carving a Big-Headed Santa Part 6

Carving a Big-Headed Santa Part 6

Part 6 of Gene Messer’s video on carving a big headed Santa. See part 7 of this series here.

by February 27, 2010 Holiday Carving, Videos
Carving a Big-Headed Santa Part 5

Carving a Big-Headed Santa Part 5

Part 5 of Gene Messer’s video on carving a big headed Santa. See part 6 of this series here.

by February 27, 2010 Holiday Carving, Videos
Carving a Big-Headed Santa Part 4

Carving a Big-Headed Santa Part 4

Part 4 of Gene Messer’s video on carving a big headed Santa. See part 5 of this series here.

by February 27, 2010 Holiday Carving, Videos