WCI Issue #51 eNews


WCI Issue #51 eNews

When you carve wood for the sheer joy it gives you, everyday you get to devote to the craft makes you feel good…like being on vacation. To help you make every day of summer feel like vacation we’ve loaded this issue with great features, projects and techniques.

From whittling away the day with Jack Lund‘s Whimsical Bookmarks to handcarving the precious Baby Spoons by Carl Johnson, there are great projects you can work on just about anywhere the summer takes you.

Be sure to check out Mike Burton’s Sanding Techniques to help you decrease your sanding time and LaVerne “Sid” Sidler’s plans for Building a Carving Arm to help you carve safely.

At the end of the day when you’ve put the carving knives away and are relaxing to a chorus of crickets, get inspired by the award-winning carvings from the nation’s top woodcarving shows, and by the unique custom carved furniture from Andy Anderson.

Subscribers, look for this new issue in your mailbox and be sure to scroll down for some bonus web features.

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WCI51 Email New Issue Announcement Correction:  In the email announcement for this issue, we incorrectly listed the artist of the Baby Spoons as Carol Johnson.  Our apologies go out to the artist, Carl Johnson.

In This Issue:

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  • Best of Show: Award-winning carvings from the nation’s top woodcarving shows




  • Handcarving a Baby Spoon: Quick and easy project makes a unique gift


  • Whittling Whimsical Bookmarks: Playful figures make quick and easy gifts


  • Carving a Caricature Pig: Charming character makes an ideal beginner project


  • Turning Branches into Spice Shakers: Rustic salt and pepper holders add personality to your table or picnic basket



  • Power Carving a Polar Bear: Develop your skills with this easy stylized design



  • Sculpting Elegant Horse Head Bookends: Stylized carvings are modeled after classic T’ang Dynasty horses


  • Carve a Stylized Trout: Use power tools to create a beautiful carved fish


  • Relief Carve an Old World Saint: Create the look of flowing fabric with classic techniques



  • Sanding Techniques: Decrease sanding time with shop-tested tips


  • Creating Seashell Decorations: Easy techniques unveil the beauty of nature



  • Sharpening Chisels: Create and maintain a sharp edge on chisels and skew chisels


  • Editor’s Letter
  • From Our Mailbag
  • News and Notes
  • Tips and Techniques
  • Reader Gallery
  • Relief Column
  • Calendar of Events
  • Coming Features
  • Ad Directory & Classifieds
  • Woodchips


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