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Mythical Cottage Details

Mythical Cottage Details

In the spring 2020 issue (#90), you learned all the steps for carving Betty Padden’s Mythical Woodland Cottage. In the latest issue —  summer 2020 (#91) — you learned how to assemble the pieces and prepare them for paint. Now, it’s time to add the final details to your whimsical […]

Woodcarving Wednesdays: Chip Carved Coasters

Woodcarving Wednesdays: Chip Carved Coasters

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: Carving Hair in Cottonwood Bark

Woodcarving Wednesdays: Carving Hair in Cottonwood Bark

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: Power Carve a Springtime Charm Bracelet

Woodcarving Wednesdays: Power Carve a Springtime Charm Bracelet

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: Painting Stone Texture

Woodcarving Wednesdays: Painting Stone Texture

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 or technique to our website every Wednesday. So grab a knife and let […]

Woodcarving Wednesdays: Learn to Whittle an Angelfish

Woodcarving Wednesdays: Learn to Whittle an Angelfish

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 […]

Claim Your FREE Downloadable Mini-Issue!

Claim Your FREE Downloadable Mini-Issue!

For a limited time only, Woodcarving Illustrated is offering a FREE downloadable mini-issue of the magazine. If you love carving and woodworking but want to learn more about us before you subscribe, this mini-issue is a perfect sampling of the fun that’s in store! Featuring a springy project with beginner-friendly instructions […]

by March 5, 2019 News, Projects for Beginners
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
Carving an Eye

Carving an Eye

Define any style of eye with four simple V-cuts By Harold Enlow Photography by Scott Kreiner   Eyes add expression and character to a carving. Many folks struggle with carving eyes, so they paint the eyes on their carvings. But this often requires the entire carving to be painted. Because […]

by April 10, 2018 Techniques, Techniques for Beginners
Toxic Woods

Toxic Woods

Most woods are safe, but a few common woods can cause some serious health problems. Print out this quick reference chart to keep yourself safe. By Charlie Self Dust masks and air cleaners are on the list of necessary tools in most shops, but research shows that some woods are […]

by January 23, 2018 Materials for Beginners, Techniques