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Tips on gluing wood into larger blocks for carving.
CHIP CHATS Nov-Dec 1991 (v.38#6) pg. 83

Tips on selecting and laminating wood into a carving block.
CHIP CHATS Jan-Feb 1992 (v.39#1) pg. 64

Thoughts and observations on selecting wood (tree branches and forks) for branch carving (whittling).
CHIP CHATS Jan-Feb 1994 (v.41#1) pg. 20

Initial camber. A technique for stabilizing wood for relief woodcarving.
CHIP CHATS May-Jun 1995 (v.42#3) pg. 4

A comparison of 21 different carving woods for "hardness".
CHIP CHATS Nov-Dec 1996 (v.43#6) pg. 10

Advice on washing or scrubbing the bark before beginning to carve a branch or twig.
CHIP CHATS May-Jun 1998 (v.45#3) pg. 75

Gluing up the carving blank for a large cockleshell furniture ornament from tapered segments.
FINE WOODWORKING #92 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 90

Tips on the best U.S. woods for relief carving.
FINE WOODWORKING #103 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 30

Preparing a wooden blank for a large cockleshell carving (part of a corner cabinet).
HOME FURNITURE #1 Winter 1994 pg. 100

Laminating large woodcarving blocks. Advice on wood characteristics, surface quality, glues, etc.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #56 Sep 1990 (v.10#2) pg. 73

Woods that carvers crave. Tips on choosing a carving wood and a guide to the popular species.
WOOD MAGAZINE #45 Sep 1991 (v.8#6) pg. 66

An introduction to roughouts, a partially completed, machine-carved figure and what they can (and cannot) do for a carver.
WOOD MAGAZINE #52 Jun 1992 (v.9#4) pg. 32

Tip on reinforcing very soft woods such as lime or jelutong with a dilute solution of Cascamite adhesive before carving.
WOODCARVING #12 Nov-Dec 1994 pg. 6

Techniques for laminating and dowelling your carving blanks.
WOODCARVING #17 Jun 1995 pg. 44

Talking timber. Choosing suitable wood for carving. Part 1. The natural properties of timber.
WOODCARVING #22 Dec 1995 pg. 68

Tip suggests hollowing a carving to reduce the chances of splitting.
WOODCARVING #24 Mar 1996 pg. 5

Talking timber. Choosing suitable wood for carving. Part 2. Qualities that make good carving material.
WOODCARVING #24 Mar 1996 pg. 69

Advice on keeping work in progress covered with a plastic bag to slow drying and help prevent splitting.
WOODCARVING #28 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 5

A discussion of the merits of various woods from Australia and Southeast Asia for carving. Looks at Rose mahogany or rosewood (Dysoxylum fraseranum), Silver Ash (Flindersia bourjotiana), Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata), Kwila or merbau (Intsia bijuga), Rimu (Dacrydium cupressinum), Light Red Meranti or Pacific maple (Shorea spp) and jelutong (Dyera costulata).
WOODCARVING #31 Nov 1996 pg. 31

A tip on how to fill splits or holes in a carving blank.
WOODCARVING #35 May-Jun 1997 pg. 62

Tip on adding wood to an irregular or wedge-shaped block to get the maximum size carving from it.
WOODCARVING #38 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 64

Tip on stabilizing basswood or white pine to help avoid breaking or splitting when carving.
WOODCARVING #39 Jan-Feb 1998 pg. 64