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Wood Carver of the Year Releases Carving Book that Honors American Soldiers

Caricature Soldiers: From the Civil War to the World Wars and Today: Patterns and Techniques for 12 Wood Carving Projects

by Floyd Rhadigan

May 2017


Elizabeth Martins

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Wood Carver Floyd Rhadigan, recipient of the 2016 Woodcarver of the Year Award, recently released Caricature Soldiers: From the Civil War to the World Wars and Today: Patterns and Techniques for 12 Projects to honor American soldiers. The book provides patterns for both modern and historic service personnel, from the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, WWI, and WWII, to the present day. Here, Floyd takes you step-by-step through the entire process of carving and painting a memorable and amusing military figure.

About Floyd Rhadigan

Floyd Rhadigan is a past president of the Caricature Carvers of America, and a winner of the National Caricature Wood Carving Competition. He is the author of several books from Fox Chapel Publishing, including Carving Fantasy Characters, Carving Fantasy Creatures and Caricature Soldiers. Floyd is a regular contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated magazine. He is recognized for his unique style of carving, a mix between Ozark and Flat Plane Scandinavian styles.

About Fox Chapel Publishing

Fox Chapel Publishing inspires and informs readers who enjoy a wide variety of hobbies, crafts, and lifestyle interests. The company specializes in illustrated nonfiction with a focus on artisan and high quality craft books. Fox Chapel publishes more than 1,200 book titles and three quarterly magazines, including DO Magazine, the #1 coloring magazine in its class. The publisher’s imprints include Design Originals, IMM Lifestyle Books, and Creative Homeowner. For more information, please visit

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