Woodcarving Illustrated Issue 43 Summer 2008

Woodcarving Illustrated Issue 43 Summer 2008


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Strategy with a Theme

Jim Arnold's clever chess set designs

Hobo Nickels

By Bob Shamey

Modern carvers recreate unique American folk art

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First Cuts

Bruce Henn, Dennis Thornton, Harley Schmitgen, and Jack Price share their carving stories

Carving on Turning

Modern woodturning masters embellish their work with carving

Woodland Treasures Jewelry

By Kathleen Ryan

The artistic carvings of Geoff King

Awakening a Passion

The work of professional Austrian carver Helli Mayr

Electronic Saloon Clock

By Jack A. Boggio

Detailed caricature scene is brought to life with recorded voices and chiming gun shots



By Barry McKenzie

Novel chip-carved chess set is sure to become a family heirloom

Serpentine Walking Stick

By David Stehly

Staff and realistic snake are carved from a single piece of wood

Rugged Bear Bench

By Jeffrey Cooper

Rustic carving highlights sturdy children's furniture

Color Guard

By Mary-Ann Jack-Bleach

Suggest form and flow with a basic relief carving honoring the armed forces

Goat of Many Colors

By Larry Koosed

Charming folk-art design is easy to carve

Carving a Knotwork Brooch

By Geoff King

Basic techniques for carving wooden jewelry

5-Minute Wizard

By Tom Hindes

Beginner project is a quick and easy introduction to woodcarving


Basic Relief Techniques

By Chris Pye

Learn the fundamentals of carving in low relief

Paint Primer

By Vicki Rhodes

Essential knowledge for a professional finish


Editor’s Letter

From Our Mailbag

News & Notes

Tips & Techniques

Reader Gallery

New Products

Relief Column

Calendar of Events

Coming Features

Advertising Directory & Classifieds

Teacher’s Corner - Sharpening V-tools

Woodchips - New Department