Woodcarving Illustrated Issue 44 Fall 2008

Woodcarving Illustrated Issue 44 Fall 2008


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Chris Pye Named WCI Woodcarver of the Year

By Bob Duncan

British master carver honored for his contributions to art

Teaching Kids to Carve

By Kathleen Ryan

Jim Calder's sweet potato faces make carving easy

First Cuts

Artists chronicle their journeys from beginner to accomplished carver


Creating a Deep-relief Mantel

By Jerry Mifflin

Power carve individual panels for a full-size mantel

Carving a Hillbilly Chess Set

By Mitchell Cartledge

Stage your own backwoods battle with patterns for a complete chess set

Carving in Low Relief

By Chris Pye

Learn to create the illusion of a 3-D carving in thin wood

Quilt Patterns Inspire Chip-carved Coasters

By Barry McKenzie

Classic geometric designs embellish this useful caddy

Quick-carve Halloween Cat

By Cyndi Joslyn

Colorful pumpkins and whimsical cat make a great beginner’s project


Carving a New Life for Old Furniture

By Dennis Zongker

Traditional relief carving adds value to flea market finds

Align the Grain for Impressive Carvings

By Everett Ellenwood

Grain direction strengthens and accents a carving

Just Carve Triangles

By Jim Calder

Jim Calder's simple method makes it easy to share the basics of carving

Carving a House Sign

By Francis S. Lestingi

Learn letter-carving and gilding techniques with a traditional residential plaque

Showcasing Your Work

By Mary-Ann Jack-Bleach

Simple methods to create a professional portfolio


Editor’s Letter

From Our Mailbag

Tips & Techniques

Reader Gallery

New Products

Relief Column

Book Review

Calendar of Events

Coming Features

Advertising Directory & Classifieds

Teacher’s Corner