Woodcarving Illustrated Spring 2019, Issue 86

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Woodcarving Illustrated Spring 2019, Issue 86

The Spring 2019 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, www.foxchapelpublishing.com or 1-800-457-9112.

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Put to the Test: Walnut Hollow Creative Woodburner

New design is sleek and powerful—and won’t break the bank

By Lora S. Irish 

Maine’s Master Craftsman

New England carver John Bryan gives old tools—and some unique wood—a new lease on life

By Kaylee Schofield 


Sophie Takes a Selfie

This comical caricature suggests that the smart phone craze isn’t just for humans anymore

By Frank Napoli

Carving a Realistic Rabbit

Turn this woodland favorite into an adorable spring decoration

By Desiree Hajny


Power Carving a Bear Head

Make this handsome beast without endless hours of fur texturing

By Lori Andrews

Landing a Largemouth Bass

You won’t need to fish for compliments with this impressive trophy

By Charles Weiss

Get Whale Soon! 

Brighten up a friend’s sickbed with this caricature cetacean

By Mike Bloomquist  

A Flashing School of Fish 

Catch the fluid motion of these permit in a bas-relief

By John Bryan

Creature of the Night

Craft an owl pendant in an afternoon

By Massimo Assumma

Windy the Cowboy

Classic caricature designed to be easy to carve

By Chris Hammack

Wizard’s Book of Spells

This enchanted tome is ready for a shelf at Hogwarts

By Jean McDonald

Chip-Carved Picture Frame

Display photos (and your artistic talent) in one elegant project

By Marty Leenhouts 

Floral Bracelets

Add carved charms to commercial jewelry for a one-of-a-kind gift

By Keoma McCaffrey

Download two more floral charm patterns HERE:

Floral Bracelets-Bonus Patterns

Embellish a Walking Stick 

Adorn your favorite staff with a Celtic-inspired braided handle

By John Allard  


Using Reciprocating Carvers 

How to carve projects fast and easily with these powerful tools

By Jon Deck and Bob Duncan 

Selecting a Carving Knife 

It all comes down to fit and steel quality

By Lora S. Irish 


Online Exclusives

Bonus Patterns:

Snatch up two free pyrography patterns from the great Lora Irish HERE.

Gallery Extra:

See more photos of John Bryan’s idyllic workshop-in-the-woods HERE.

More Flowers!:

Get the patterns for two additional Floral Bracelet designs (ABOVE).



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