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"Just-for-fun-Chicken" is made of 1/2" birch plywood. Twenty-one pieces of varying sizes are nailed and glued to make a stylized hen that is 13" high, 17" long and 7" wide. Est. cost: $11.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1978 (v.56#7) pg. 75, 88

Three fish shapes are cut from wood, painted, and mounted on metal rods in wooden blocks.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1980 (v.58#12) pg. 42, 61

Wooden gander cutout sits on top of a dowel.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1984 (v.62#9) pg. 37, 170

Wooden scottie dog, 6" long, is cut from wood, painted black and glued to a wood base. Project plan can be ordered. Est. cost: $2.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1986 (v.64#3) pg. 74, 154

Folk art whirligigs and whimsies. (1) Racing stallions, (2) Swan-in-a-pond pulltoy, (3) Barnyard rooster, (4) Bloomin' tulips, (5) Fighting cats. Full-size plans can also be ordered.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1987 (v.65#5) pg. 102

Folk-art Bantam chicken. Wooden shape is sponge-painted. Est. cost: $8.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1988 (v.66#7) pg. 96, 102

How to transform children's drawings into permanent pieces of wooden folk art.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1989 (v.67#4) pg. 105

Tulip cutouts. Folk-art flower shapes are cut from hardboard and painted. Est cost: $11.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1989 (v.67#7) pg. 66, 69

Miniature wooden rocking horse features yarn mane and tail and a heart motif.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1989 (v.67#9) pg. 97, 114

Wooden ornaments are shaped and painted like Maccabean soldiers.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1989 (v.67#12) pg. 76, 107

Action photo display. Make your sports pictures come to life by cutting out the figure, attaching to a piece of thin plywood, and placing the resulting silhouette on a supporting base.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1990 (v.80#12) pg. 74

Christmas critters. Folk-art animals (hen, cow, sheep, hog) are cut from scraps of pine, painted and decorated with red and green ribbon.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1992 (v.16#3) pg. 44

Small theatrical silhouette figures are scroll sawn from holly and then detailed using carving.
CHIP CHATS Jul-Aug 1994 (v.41#4) pg. 50

Primitive pines. Trio of pine-tree shapes are mounted on dowels and square wooden bases. Small star shapes top each tree. Trees are painted to give them a weathered look.
CRAFTS Dec 1996 (v.19#12) pg. 14, 39

Make decorative weather vane silhouettes.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Oct 1981 (v.12#8) pg. 58

Girl Easter rabbit is decoratively painted on a toy soldier wood shape.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1994 (v.21#2) pg. 50, Insert

Whimsical pumpkin-shaped cutouts to paint.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1994 (v.21#5) pg. 46, Insert

The country look. Decorative toy rooster made of painted pine. Not for children.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jul 21 1981 (v.94#10) pg. 64, 120

The country look. Horse and rooster weathervanes are made from wood. Use as indoor decorations.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jul 21 1981 (v.94#10) pg. 65, 121, 122

Profiles of cats and chickens are cut from wood, painted and used for doorstops, bookends, decoration, etc.
FAMILY CIRCLE Sep 13 1983 (v.96#13) pg. 112, 162

Wedge of wood painted to look like a slice of watermelon.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1982 (v.195#5) pg. 193, 338

Folk-art fox sculpture. Cut a wooden fox from a 9"x17" piece of pine. Decorate with paint and attach to a simple wooden base for display.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jun 1984 (v.198#6) pg. 137, 196

Amish family and horse-and-buggy figures are cut from wood and painted in black, blue and mauve.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Oct 1986 (v.31#5) pg. 72, 106

"Pussycat" plant poke. A painted wooden cat, mounted on a dowel, is inserted into a flower pot for decoration.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jun 1987 (v.32#3) pg. 46

"Leaping buck" wooden silhouette.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Dec 1987 (v.32#6) pg. 48, 70

Purchased wooden tulip-blossom shapes are painted and turned into candle holders or mounted on dowel "stems" and displayed in a comb-painted clay flower pot.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Apr 1988 (v.33#3) pg. 81

Tropical-fish "Stabile" is made from balsa wood and painted with acrylics.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jun 1988 (v.33#4) pg. 63, 65

Wooden weathervane in shape of an angel blowing a trumpet.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #631 Dec 1980 (v.76) pg. 49

Circular wooden disks are lathe turned to form a circular frame with a thin middle section. A profile of a sailing ship is jigsawed out of the center to form a decorative silhouette.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Fall 1979 (v.10#3) pg. 19

Four weather vane replicas you can build for display. (1) Leaping stag. (2) Puffing steam locomotive. (3) Sailing ship, the colonial sloop "America". (4) Indian stalking a bear.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1983 (v.159#3) pg. 98

Mallard duck silhouette plaques made from plywood. Pattern included.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1966 (v.188#1) pg. 134

Musical-theme wall decoration. A staff made from five dowels is fitted with musical notes cut from hardboard. Everything is painted flat black to give it a silhouette look.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #61 Jul 1991 (v.11#1) pg. 55, Insert

Whitney. A painted wooden cutout of a little girl holding a kitten. Intermediate skill level.
TOLE WORLD #120 Jan-Feb 1993 (v.17#1) pg. 6, 58

Cattail Cove. A painted wooden figure of a duck. Beginner to intermediate skill level.
TOLE WORLD #120 Jan-Feb 1993 (v.17#1) pg. 20, Insert

Josh. A painted wooden figure of a boy holding a puppy. Intermediate skill level.
TOLE WORLD #121 Mar-Apr 1993 (v.17#2) pg. 54, 58

Thimble Garden painted wooden figure of a little miss with a watering can. Painted thimbles on pegs serve as the garden plants.
TOLE WORLD #122 May-Jun 1993 (v.17#3) pg. 58

Do You Love Me Mice painted wooden figure. Girl and boy mice stand back to back under a heart and bow.
TOLE WORLD #124 Sep-Oct 1993 (v.17#5) pg. 60

Patriotic folk art. (1) Flying Miss Liberty silhoutte on a dowel and a star-shaped base. (2) Patriotic Feather Tree. Dowel pieces used for the trunk of the "tree" are painted to resemble a firecracker. Painted wooden watermelon slices, a flag, stars and Miss Liberty and Uncle Sam figures hang from the dowel "branches."
TOLE WORLD #129 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.18#4) pg. 58

Scrollwork wooden plaque or ornament (5"x6") is a profile of a carousel with three horses.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #9 May 1989 (v.2#3) pg. 20

Over-the-doorway silhouette decoration features the animals boarding Noah's Ark.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #23 Sep 1991 (v.4#5) pg. 6

Bunny basket. Cut a wooden profile of a rabbit (or an owl). Spiral-cut a circular pattern in the middle of the profile. Pivot the circle and expand the spiral to form a small wooden basket.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #45 May 1995 (v.8#3) pg. 28, Insert

Southwest landscape. A wooden centerpiece called "Desert Magic" consists of 5 pieces of light and dark wood sandwiched together and profiled to look like sand dunes and mountains.
WOOD MAGAZINE #33 Feb 1990 (v.7#1) pg. 62

Down by the Old Mill Stream scroll saw pattern of a girl and boy sailing boats by the water's edge.
WOOD MAGAZINE #45 Sep 1991 (v.8#6) pg. 18

Family Feud silhouette pattern for scroll sawing features an elderly couple facing one another in rocking chairs with a cat between them.
WOOD MAGAZINE #46 Oct 1991 (v.8#7) pg. 18

Kids on parade silhouette to scroll saw.
WOOD MAGAZINE #50 Feb 1992 (v.9#2) pg. 10

Be Mine, Valentine scroll sawn silhouette (cut from birch plywood) is mounted on an oval base and features a boy giving a pigtailed girl a Valentine. A heart-shaped cutout in purpleheart wood is a backdrop.
WOOD MAGAZINE #50 Feb 1992 (v.9#2) pg. 78

Whale silhouette mounted on a dowel in a wooden base.
WOOD MAGAZINE #50 Feb 1992 (v.9#2) pg. 80

A fish out of water. A vividly-painted "codfish with legs" silhouette is mounted on a base in the shape of an arrow.
WOOD MAGAZINE #71 Aug 1994 (v.11#5) pg. 64

Unique wooden vases and bowls feature multiple layers where the top edge of each layer is a silhouette of a city skyline reminiscent of either medieval or Pueblo.
WOODTURNING #37 Nov 1995 pg. 29

Figures finesse. Elegant, stylistic wooden figure profiles are turned on a lathe from flat boards. Several figures are easily combined into a grouping of figures to form an art piece.
WOODTURNING #61 Mar 1998 pg. 22

The PG marching band. Plywood painted shapes representing musical instruments (trumpet, drum, saxophone, ...) are fitted with legs and arranged into a parade of instruments led by a drum major or majorette.
WOODWORKER Feb 1993 (v.97#2) pg. 48

Wooden silhouette of a prancing horse is supported by a dowel and a simple wooden base. An American folk art often called "weathervane silhouettes".
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1985 (v.9#5) pg. 51

Folk-art silhouette in the shape of a sperm whale. This 14" wooden "weathervane silhouette" facsimile is supported on a wooden dowel and base.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1986 (v.10#5) pg. 49

Folk art silhouette of the angel Gabriel is cut from wood.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1987 (v.11#6) pg. 48

Arrow wall decoration is a reproduction of an antique pine weather vane featured in "The Pine Furniture of Early New England."
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1988 (v.12#2) pg. 38

Dutch tulip folk-art silhouette.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1988 (v.12#3) pg. 47

Rooster folk-art silhouette.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1988 (v.12#5) pg. 40

Country village skyline silhouette is designed to hang over a doorway. Features a church with a clock tower and pillars, four adjacent buildings, and trees in the background.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1989 (v.13#2) pg. 34

Folk-art cow. Wooden profile of a Holstein cow is attached to a wooden arrow to form a "weathervane" wall decoration.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1989 (v.13#2) pg. 47

Decorative wall key. Oversize version of a decorative skeleton key (25" long) is made from wood and hung on the wall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1989 (v.13#3) pg. 46

Amish family silhouettes are mounted on a base and painted to show simple dress, but no faces.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1989 (v.45#2) pg. 72

Child's hand ring post. A wooden silhouette in the shape of a child's hand is attached to a simple base and used to store finger rings.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1990 (v.46#6) pg. 37