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Woodcarving Illustrated Fall 2016 Issue 76

WCI76-Cover-for-WEBThe Fall 2016 issue of Woodcarving Illustrated includes a variety of projects, patterns, and features, as well as interesting techniques. 

This issue is a part of the regular magazine subscription. It is also available from your favorite retailer or from Fox Chapel Publishing,, 1-800-457-9112.

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In This Issue:




Depth-Defying Art

By Kathleen Ryan

Rick Harney’s portraits are so much less than they appear




Change of Heart

By Toni Fitzgerald

Brian Paul Kolakowski found his third calling in wood





A Tough Nut to Crack

By Kathleen Ryan

Russian artist Arkady Tsesarsky turns ugly nuts into ivory-like miniature marvels




Winning Wonders

Meet the winners of the third 2016 People’s Choice Contest






Carving a Halloween Sign

By Vernon DePauw

Use a few simple tools to create a folk-art sign





Jack o’Phantom

By Floyd Rhadigan

Easy carved “folds” make this silly spook look like it’s floating





On-the-Go Carving Desk

By Tom Noller

Quick & easy plywood box protects your tools and contains your chips





Realistic Lighthouse

By Bob Hershey

The natural shape of cottonwood bark makes it perfect for this project





Building a Whimsical Bank

By Bill Powell

Forget bark: Use basswood blanks and shallow relief techniques to make a village worth visiting



WEB-Wooden-Candy-sSweet Treats

By Jack Proseilo

These easy-to-carve trinkets look good enough to eat

Download the patterns to make a custom-carved candy dish





Carving a Crone

By Suzy Fueshko

Use a delicate touch with your tools to create this haunting carving





Make a Majestic Bison

By Jim Willis

Use hand tools to re-create this American icon



WEB-Wizard-sWise Wizard Practice Piece

By Mike Pounders

Pick a feature and exaggerate it to enhance your skills & customize your carving

Click Here for more detailed painting instructions.



WEB-Soap-sLearning to Carve Soap

By Barbara Millikan

Good clean fun can be the beginning of a lifelong passion for carving

Click Here for instructions and a pattern to carve a dog from soap





Carving a Caricature Woodsman

By Jim Feather

Turn the head to give your carving movement and personality



WEB-Train-in-Cage-sCarving a Train-in-Station

By Joseph A. Savarese

Like a ball-in-cage, this captive locomotive slides on its rails

Click Here for more detailed carving instructions.



Online Exclusives




Bonus Patterns

Click Here for patterns to make candy bowls to complement your carved Sweet Treats.






Paint Instructions

Follow step-by-step instructions for painting the Wise Wizard.





More Details

Need more help with the Train-in-Station? Click Here to get more photos and instructions.




Click here to take the Halloween survey mentioned in the Editor’s Note.

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