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Technique for carving small, regularly spaced radial flutes on hollow wooden vessels.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Jun 1990 (v.4#4) pg. 4

An introduction to carving. Part 1. Basic tools and techniques to get you started. Carving a simple mahogany patera (an ornamental disk used as an applied decoration on furniture).
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Nov-Dec 1988 (v.4#5) pg. 18

Repair damaged or missing carved details on furniture by making a mold of existing details and casting a replacement part from catalyzed wood filler.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #79 Apr 2000 pg. 8

Whittling tricks and tools.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1963 (v.53#11) pg. 68

Basics of woodcarving.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1976 (v.66#9) pg. 76

The basics of woodcarving safety.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1998 (v.88#10) pg. 54

Carving class. Master wood carver shares tips for making perfect pieces. Includes instructions for making a carving vise from plumbing fittings and carving a "bristlechaun" (gnomelike relative of leprechaun) neckerchief slide.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 2000 (v.90#10) pg. 20

Incised or attached relief carving is used to decorate furniture. An introduction to basic carving techniques.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1994 (v.17#5) pg. 35

More about relief carving. Tips on design, background, undercutting, etc.
CHIP CHATS May-Jun 1990 (v.37#3) pg. 69

Carving losing out on Greenland. Patterns and examples of traditional native carvings from Greenland. Both wood and bone carvings described.
CHIP CHATS Nov-Dec 1990 (v.37#6) pg. 60

Advice on using clay models to preplan a carving before starting it in wood.
CHIP CHATS Jan-Feb 1991 (v.38#1) pg. 66

Pointing your way, a measured approach to carving. An outline of a simplified pointing system with two arms which can be used to transfer measurements from clay models or castings to a wooden carving block.
CHIP CHATS Mar-Apr 1991 (v.38#2) pg. 32

Relief carving in a different light. How to carve a series of recesses and protrusions to create shadows and highlights in wood. Advice on positioning the light during both carving and display. Includes advice on constructing an easel-style carver's bench.
CHIP CHATS Mar-Apr 1991 (v.38#2) pg. 38
Added Info CHIP CHATS May-Jun 1991 (v.38#3) pg. 80

Advice on using sketching as a way for woodcarvers to learn to see shapes, light and shadows.
CHIP CHATS May-Jun 1991 (v.38#3) pg. 58

Sharpening. Part 2. An overview of some of the types of carving and the general types of tools involved in their creation. Advice on getting started, acquiring wood and tools.
CHIP CHATS Jan-Feb 1992 (v.39#1) pg. 81

Advice on techniques for finishing a woodcarving.
CHIP CHATS Mar-Apr 1993 (v.40#2) pg. 26

The magic of relief. How to create the illusion of depth when carving in relief.
CHIP CHATS Mar-Apr 1993 (v.40#2) pg. 37

Tip on setting eyes in a carving.
CHIP CHATS Mar-Apr 1993 (v.40#2) pg. 76

Tip suggests a way to cushion carvings when moving them.
CHIP CHATS Jul-Aug 1993 (v.40#4) pg. 68

Tips suggests making a holding stick for mounting a carving before painting.
CHIP CHATS Jul-Aug 1993 (v.40#4) pg. 69

Tips on how to carve trees and make them look natural.
CHIP CHATS Sep-Oct 1993 (v.40#5) pg. 113

Tips on making and painting artificial rocks, flowers, ferns, moss, grass, etc. and incorporating them into your woodcarvings.
CHIP CHATS Jul-Aug 1994 (v.41#4) pg. 77

Ten points to remember when undertaking low-relief wood carvings (under 1/4" deep).
CHIP CHATS Jul-Aug 1994 (v.41#4) pg. 138

Techniques for keeping both sides of a carving symmetrical.
CHIP CHATS Nov-Dec 1994 (v.41#6) pg. 102

The carvings of old Burma. Part 1. Pierced panels. Includes several designs and carving tips.
CHIP CHATS May-Jun 1995 (v.42#3) pg. 22, 148

How to carve peach stones. Tips on selecting the stone, holding the stone, tools, carving, and finishing.
CHIP CHATS Nov-Dec 1995 (v.42#6) pg. 34

Ketch under sail. Pattern and tips for making a relief carving (9"x13") from a photograph of a sailboat.
CHIP CHATS Nov-Dec 1995 (v.42#6) pg. 100

Finishing your relief wood carvings using the "SSW" (Sanding Sealer & Wax) method. Article also looks at eight other methods.
CHIP CHATS Jan-Feb 1996 (v.43#1) pg. 81

Teach children about carving with this soap carving of an owl which they do with a plastic knife.
CHIP CHATS Jan-Feb 1996 (v.43#1) pg. 122

Tips on coloring a finished carving using watercolors.
CHIP CHATS Mar-Apr 1996 (v.43#2) pg. 54

Whittler shares his design and packing tips for a portable display case that can withstand the rigors of travel.
CHIP CHATS May-Jun 1996 (v.43#3) pg. 110

How to go about carving. General advice on subject, scale, tools, work area, etc.
CHIP CHATS Jul-Aug 1996 (v.43#4) pg. 80

Tips on using marbleizing and "jewel tones" to finish wood carvings.
CHIP CHATS Jul-Aug 1996 (v.43#4) pg. 121

Competing successfully. Advice from the judge of a woodcarving show.
CHIP CHATS Sep-Oct 1996 (v.43#5) pg. 57

Rx for splitting headache. Hints to protect carvings from splitting or at least reduce the amount of splitting.
CHIP CHATS May-Jun 1997 (v.44#3) pg. 94

Researching your carving subjects. Key factors to consider when choosing a subject. Tips on going places where you can watch a subject move.
CHIP CHATS Jul-Aug 1997 (v.44#4) pg. 31

Branch carving woods and carving-time windows discussed.
CHIP CHATS Jul-Aug 1997 (v.44#4) pg. 85

Tips on whittling miniature golf clubs from tree branches.
CHIP CHATS Mar-Apr 1998 (v.45#2) pg. 43

Advice on sanding wood carvings using Swiss sandpaper.
CHIP CHATS Mar-Apr 1998 (v.45#2) pg. 72

Blade angles and curls. How the angle of your slicing motion affects the direction of the curl of a "feather,", "petal,", or "branch" when doing branch carving.
CHIP CHATS Mar-Apr 2000 (v.47#2) pg. 59

Carving twigs and branches. A two-page instruction sheet of the basics to get you started. Topics include tools and supplies, choosing your wood, and whittling a rooster from a single fork of wood.
CHIP CHATS Sep-Oct 2000 (v.47#5) pg. 75

Using the "broom theory" to determine the correct direction of wood cutting with a V-tool in order to achieve either a rough or smooth cut.
CHIP CHATS Mar-Apr 2001 (v.48#2) pg. 112

How to carve faces in avocado seeds.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS May 1980 (v.11#4) pg. 6

How to make soap sculptures.
FAMILY CIRCLE Mar 11 1980 (v.93#4) pg. 108

Hand shaping. A simple approach to sculpturing wood using tools like gouge, chisel, ball mill, rasp, Surform, riffler, disc sander, cabinet scraper, and sandpaper.
FINE WOODWORKING #3 Summer 1976 pg. 24

Stacking. The technique of building up solid or hollow wooden forms for carving. The form is glued up to roughly resemble the final shape. Clay models guide the making of the form.
FINE WOODWORKING #5 Winter 1976 pg. 22

Carving lab. A basic exercise for beginners. Tips on carving straight and curving cuts in a flat board, using a gouge, parting tool and veiner. It shows how these cuts are affected by the grain of the wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #9 Winter 1977 pg. 64

Chainsaw carving. Tips on making furniture and sculpture from green logs with a chainsaw.
FINE WOODWORKING #10 Spring 1978 pg. 76

Relief carving. Traditional methods work best. How to make relief carvings is illustrated step-by-step.
FINE WOODWORKING #13 Nov 1978 pg. 56

Tip: How to repair a wide split in a wood carving.
FINE WOODWORKING #26 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 28

Artist, author and woodcarver Adelaide Sproul describes her introduction to woodcarving and the exercise of carving an egg.
FINE WOODWORKING #27 Mar-Apr 1981 pg. 36

Painted carvings. Painting system for wood carvings works best on basswood and Virginia mountain laurel.
FINE WOODWORKING #63 Mar-Apr 1987 pg. 73

Relief-carving. Tricking the eye to create a different perspective. Advice on preparing the drawing, preparing the stock, carving, and finishing.
FINE WOODWORKING #77 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 78

The basics of classical relief woodcarving.
FINE WOODWORKING #90 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 70

Router-assisted carving of large ornamental cockleshells such as those found in corner cabinet reproductions, clock cases, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #92 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 87

Carve decorations on flat furniture panels using a small bushing-guided router, shop made jig and slotted acrylic templates. Includes details for constructing a Victorian washstand and decorating the backsplash, drawer fronts, and panels.
FINE WOODWORKING #103 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 90

Tip on using mineral spirits to facilitate finish carving on poplar and cherry.
FINE WOODWORKING #122 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 22

Tip: How to carve monograms into purchased bars of soap.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Mar 1979 (v.188#3) pg. 165, 262

The basics of woodcarving for a beginner.
HANDY ANDY Dec 1978 (v.3#3) pg. 21

Try your hand at woodcarving.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Nov 1979 (v.68#8) pg. 36

Working with ivory. Tips on carving.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1981 (v.35#1) pg. 72

Cryselephantine techniques for the 20th century. The technique of combining ivory with crystal or gems.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1983 (v.36#10) pg. 1762

Slate carving. How to carve slate using only simple hand tools.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1984 (v.37#12) pg. 1692

The ABC's of carving polyurethane foam. Use ordinary woodworking tools like band saw, files, and knives. Glue the finished work to a piece of wood and paint the entire project.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #606 Nov 1978 (v.74) pg. 136

Tip: Get started in carving by doing incised carving. Draw a design on a piece of wood, then carve the outline. It will teach you a lot about cutting wood.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW May 1977 (v.8#2) pg. 4

Tips on carving balsa wood with power cutters.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW May 1977 (v.8#2) pg. 32

Whittle a wooden pocketknife, with two foldable blades. Made from a single piece of wood.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Aug 1977 (v.8#3) pg. 13

Tips on carving the pits of peaches, plums, prunes, and cherries. Use of the carvings in jewelry or other decorations decribed.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Nov 1977 (v.8#4) pg. 14

Tip: Cut the fingers (but not the thumb) out of an old leather glove. It can keep you from cutting your thumb when whittling.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Fall 1978 (v.9#3) pg. 32

Six basic chainsaw carving techniques are illustrated.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Winter 1979 (v.10#4) pg. 17

Tip: Use kerosine to make delicate woodcarving easier.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring 1980 (v.11#1) pg. 9

Carving a "La Dombrowe". Professional woodcarver, Ernie Dombrowe, describes his technique for creating (laminating) a large carving from flat pieces of wood which have been carefully band sawed and carved to shape before being assembled.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring 1980 (v.11#1) pg. 26

Caring for carvings. How to carve small replacement pieces and apply them to original, ornamental woodcarving in an old home's woodwork.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1996 (v.24#3) pg. 46

How to do internal carving in acrylic plastic.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1971 (v.135#1) pg. 150

How to carve miniature designs from wood, Plexiglas or veneer using Dremel Moto-tools. Seven patterns are included. Make jewelry and other personal items.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1973 (v.140#5) pg. 89

Four projects to introduce you to the age-old art of woodcarving. The projects are a snack tray, trinket box, partridge mirror, and a cat.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1977 (v.147#1) pg. 94

Wood carving techniques. How to shape wood by hand using the simplest of tools. Introduction to chip carving, relief carving, and carving a decorative duck decoy.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1990 (v.167#10) pg. 51

Relief carving. How to give the impression of distance and depth that is much greater than the thickness of the available wood. Part 1.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #40 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 (v.7#4) pg. 48

Relief carving. How to give the impression of distance and depth that is much greater than the thickness of the available wood. Part 2.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #41 Feb-Mar 1988 (v.7#5) pg. 50

Relief carving. How to give the impression of distance and depth that is much greater than the thickness of the available wood. Part 3.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #42 Apr-May 1988 (v.7#6) pg. 48

Sailor's work (Crown of Thorns). A modern version of a traditionalhand-whittled artform practiced by Norwegian fishermen. Making and assembling different lengths of similarly notched strips of wood to form ornate items. Instructions given for a picture frame.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #59 Mar 1991 (v.10#5) pg. 30

Fabulous finishes. Top carvers share their coloring and finishing techniques.
WOOD MAGAZINE #12 Aug 1986 (v.3#4) pg. 38

Tip: How to band saw a carving blank.
WOOD MAGAZINE #14 Dec 1986 (v.3#6) pg. 24

The woodcarver's seven commandments for safe carving.
WOOD MAGAZINE #20 Dec 1987 (v.4#6) pg. 29

Tip: Use sidelighting to illuminate work pieces being carved in relief. The shadows will show the varying depths.
WOOD MAGAZINE #33 Feb 1990 (v.7#1) pg. 20

Tip on promoting uniform wood shrinkage when doing relief carving.
WOOD MAGAZINE #38 Oct 1990 (v.7#6) pg. 13

Whittling, a new look at an old folk art. Includes patterns for a generic bird and a pelican.
WOOD MAGAZINE #54 Sep 1992 (v.9#6) pg. 40

Painting without the pain. A carver's guide to using artist's acrylics.
WOOD MAGAZINE #59 Feb 1993 (v.10#2) pg. 48

Barkrosing, a Nordic decorative technique to carve in wooden objects such as bowls and spoons. Several geometric patterns are furnished.
WOOD MAGAZINE #61 Jun 1993 (v.10#4) pg. 54

Furniture carving for noncarvers. How to carve a strip of oak leaves to accent a wall-hung mirror. Steps involve strollsawing the outline and shaping with a high-speed rotary tool.
WOOD MAGAZINE #111 Winter 1998 (v.15#9) pg. 50, Insert

Carve a classic shell. Fashion seashell-shaped furniture ornaments or drawer pulls from wood using this simple approach.
WOOD MAGAZINE #123 Apr 2000 (v.17#3) pg. 48, Insert
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #131 Mar 2001 (v.18#2) pg. 10

Improving your carving skills. Advice from a carving instructor includes an easy way to judge tool sharpness, five steps to sharp tools, workpiece height and clamping, carving plans, etc.
WOOD MAGAZINE #126 Sep 2000 (v.17#6) pg. 64

The beginners' guide to relief carving. Part 3. Carving in a frame. Project shown features the head of a German shepherd dog.
WOODCARVING #4 Jun-Aug 1993 pg. 23

The beginners' guide to relief carving. Part 4. A gallery of carvings and some final thoughts.
WOODCARVING #5 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 15

Fascinating footwear. Carving a shoe from wood is an easy project for a beginner.
WOODCARVING #6 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 57

Beginner's luck. An introduction to wood carving for the absolute beginner. (1) Selecting and sharpening the seven basic carving tools. (2) Making your first carving, an ivy leaf. (3) Carving a plaque.
WOODCARVING #7 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 27

Relief carvings of everyday objects can be interesting subjects, posing problems of technique and interpretation. Step-by-step carving of a half-peeled banana is shown.
WOODCARVING #8 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 70

Linenfold panels. The ins and outs of carving traditional linenfold.
WOODCARVING #16 May 1995 pg. 69

All that glitters. How to make a pair of matching oval panels using pierced carving techniques. The panels are finished with gold gilding.
WOODCARVING #21 Nov 1995 pg. 48

A look at common problems in assembling and finishing carvings and how to avoid the pitfalls. Discusses shrinkage and warping, splitting, glued joints, doweling, glue, screws, after-effects of sanding, finish penetration and bonding.
WOODCARVING #29 Sep 1996 pg. 29

Shadowlands. Part 1. A study of the effect of light and shade. The importance of shadow to the carver.
WOODCARVING #32 Dec 1996 pg. 27

Tips for spotting fakes masquerading as old woodcarvings.
WOODCARVING #33 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 5

Shadowlands. Part 2. Techniques for carving a shadow line around a pattern.
WOODCARVING #33 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 46

Technique for putting a carved wooden arrow through a small hole in a target or into a long necked bottle.
WOODCARVING #38 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 65

Advice from a carver on pricing and executing a large garden sculpture on commission.
WOODCARVING #40 Mar-Apr 1998 pg. 68

How to carve a wooden realistic-looking dress shirt, hanging on a hanger.
WOODCARVING #41 May-Jun 1998 pg. 32

Tip on finishing a carving with an abrasive material which is the same color as your work piece.
WOODCARVING #41 May-Jun 1998 pg. 64

Carving with care. Common workshop hazards and how to avoid them.
WOODCARVING #49 Jul-Aug 1999 pg. 62

Accent carving. Carving a simple decorative pattern representing stalks of wheat.
WOODSMITH #96 Dec 1994 (v.16) pg. 20

The whittler's craft. A simple introduction to the process, tools and techniques.
WOODWORK #15 May-Jun 1992 pg. 52

Woodcarving exercises for beginners.
WOODWORKER #1020 Nov 1978 (v.82) pg. 515

Figure and decorative carving. Part 1. The beginner's approach. How to start. What wood to use. The tools and how to use them.
WOODWORKER #1058 Jan 1982 (v.86) pg. 10

A directory of woods suitable for carving.
WOODWORKER #1082 Jan 1984 (v.88) pg. 32

Tips from a woodcarving judge on improving the show quality of your work.
WOODWORKER Feb 1988 (v.92#2) pg. 196

Shallow relief carving technique appears to be done on parchment-thickness wood, although this is an illusion.
WOODWORKER Jun 1990 (v.94#6) pg. 580

Ornamental carving. Part 1. An introduction to the craft of ornamental carving, charting its past and offering a guide to beginners.
WOODWORKER Sep 1990 (v.94#9) pg. 854

Carving myths refuted. Tips on sketching a design, selecting wood for carving, preshaping the wood blank, etc.
WOODWORKER Nov 1990 (v.94#11) pg. 1082

Getting started in simple woodcarving using a coping saw, two pocket knives, three gouges, mallet, scalpel, and small files. Includes patterns for a rabbit, dog, cat, sea horse, teddy bear, and a bird. Part 1.
WOODWORKER Aug 1994 (v.98#8) pg. 31

Decorative carving techniques. Incised carving. The main differences between incised carving and normal relief carving are explored.
WOODWORKER Jan 1995 (v.99#1) pg. 46

Decorative carving techniques. How flat surfaces can come alive with hand-carved flutes and roses.
WOODWORKER Feb 1995 (v.99#2) pg. 46

Decorative carving techniques. Carving a shell motif. How raised decorative carvings can embellish flat surfaces.
WOODWORKER Mar 1995 (v.99#3) pg. 54

Woodcarving for the would-be artist. Carving instructions for diamond and scallop patterns uses the techniques developed by Lynn Ford which require only a few sharp chisels and gouges.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1995 (v.19#3) pg. 22

Carving tips from carver and furniture maker Pat Trujillo.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1996 (v.20#4) pg. 40

An introductory course on woodcarving. Part 1. Wood and tools.
WOODWORKING TODAY #23 Jul 1991 pg. 34

An introductory course on woodcarving. Part 3. Relief carving.
WOODWORKING TODAY #25 Oct 1991 pg. 48

A look at the tools, woods and techniques used in woodcarving. Includes pattern for a chisel case and three projects (kitchen plaque, owl plaque, and wood duck paperweight).
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1975 (v.31#1) pg. 40