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Woodcarving Illustrated Summer 2016 Issue 75

The Summer 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:




Captured Motion

By Alan J. Garbers

Gerry Quotzkuyva’s Katsina carvings are like forbidden snapshots of the traditional dances





The International Woodcarvers Congress: Half a Century of Carving Excellence

By Kathleen Ryan

A look at the long history of the country’s oldest carving show




Summer School

By Mindy Kinsey

Take a fun & educational vacation at a carving school or roundup




And the Winner Is…

More winners in the 2016 People’s Choice Contest!





Carve an Easy Outhouse

By Gary Fenton

Rickety outhouse is fun to carve, easy to customize






Spring Surprise

By Desiree Hajny

Realistic baby bunny is “born” from a (wooden) goose egg




Rowdy the Cowboy

By Dale Green

Hitch up your belt and get ready to carve this iconic Old West caricature




Carve a Tea Light Holder in 60 Minutes

By Marty Leenhouts

New high-density carves like a dream and can be finished like wood




Quick and Easy Brown Trout Pin

By Eugene Carey

The secret? Woodburn the details




Carving a Dog Whistle

By Sandy Smith

Project is a clever play on a classic design




Classic Carver’s Puzzle

By David Stewart

Create your own version of E. J. Tangerman’s classic whittler’s puzzle




Lazing Around with the Laid-Back Frog

By Jack Proseilo

Carve the frog and base pieces separately and add all the accessories you want




Carving a Whimsey-filled Love Spoon

By Shirley Adler

Challenging pattern features three traditional carving designs




Heart-in-Hand Walking Stick

By Shawn Cipa

Decorative stick has a folk-art design and a motto to live by



Carving & Painting Noah’s Ark Figures

By Betty Padden

Master the techniques of layered blanks and add-ons to carve quick and sturdy Ark inhabitant

Click Here for other accessories for your ark. 

Find the Ark patterns in Woodcarving Illustrated #74 (Win / Spr 2016)





Carving Feminine Features

By Harold Enlow

Master the subtle differences that allow you to carve an attractive female face



Online Exclusives



Congress Photo Gallery

Dozens more photos from the early years of the International Woodcarvers Congress.

Ark Article Lead

Ark Accessories

Click here to get patterns for an olive tree, lantern, telescope & more.

Looking for the Ark? See Woodcarving Illustrated Winter 2016 (Issue 74).



2016 Fox Chapel Publishing Open House & Woodworking Show

Visit to get all of the info you need—class lists, tickets, hotel ideas, etc.—plus photos & videos of past Fox Open House shows.




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