Woodcarving Illustrated Winter 2019, Issue 89

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Woodcarving Illustrated Winter 2019, Issue 89

The Winter 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, foxchapelpublishing.com or 1-800-457-9112.

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Spotlight: Kevin Kaminski

This artist fell in love with spoons at a chili party; we check in with him 3,000 utensils later

By Kaylee Schofield

  WOO-ing Women Woodworkers

Workshops created by and for women are popping up all over

By Danielle Schagrin

Should You Add a Lathe to Your Shop?

Turn this tool into a useful carving companion

By Kaylee Schofield 


Chip-Carved Sleds

Slide into winter with these clean, geometric decorations

By Charlene Lynum

Hand Plane Woodcut

Make an artistic print of a classic tool of the trade

By Renee Tantillo

Bethlehem Star

Top your tree with this stellar chip-carved design

By Marty Leenhouts 


Santa’s Little Helpers

The winter holidays are for the birds–just ask St. Nick!

By Shawn Cipa

Fireman Santa

This jolly elf has gone undercover to put our fires–and keep you off his naughty list

By Russell Scott

Relief-Carved Snowman & Santa

A friendly competition between carvers shows just how versatile a blank can be

By Roger Beane and Steve Russell 

Simple Chimney Santa

Try out your whittling skills on a little project with a big personality

By Bob Kozakiewicz

Scottish St. Nick

Santa dons a matching kilt and cap for his holiday in the Highlands

By Don Swartz

Burned and Painted Nativity Ornaments

Crisp lines and vivid colors make for a stirring four-part manger scene

By Carolea Hower

  Grouchy Santa Ornament

Do you ever just want to shout “Bah, humbug”? We turned that feeling into a carving

By Steve Kulp

  Flat-Plane Reindeer

Give your tree some vintage flair with this easy-carve ornament

By Brian Ferguson 

  Plucky Penguins 

Carve a colony of flightless birds–with just one knife!

By Sara Barraclough

Norbert the Elf

Carving Santa’s head watchmaker will take no time at all!

By Bob Kozakiewicz

Making a Walnut Scoop

Hosting a holiday dinner? This stylish utensil is the perfect serving tool

By Kevin Kaminski 

  Carving a Rosette Appliqué

This floral motif has roots in ancient architecture

By Robert Kennedy 

Online Exclusives

Pickin’ and Grinnin’

Download the corrected pattern for Bartholomew the Beaver

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Bonus Plans

Download plans for Robert Kennedy’s exquisite keepsake box

Rosette Box Plan

Free Patterns

Create a series of classic tool woodcuts with two free patterns!

Woodcut Patterns

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