This issue of Woodcarving Illustrated includes: Ray McKenzie’s Fish Gallery - If the fish aren’t biting, then sit back and cast your eyes on a master carver’s prize winners. A Sprightly Rabbit Follow Larry “Spi” Spinak's step-by-step photos and take the guesswork out of carving a seasonal pin. Product Review - The Flexcut SlipStrop kit provides molded profiles shaped to accommodate a host of gouges and V tools. Caricature Painting From a Pro Gary Falin scores a touchdown when painting Pass the Bacon. Classic Roses - Power carver Bill Janney enhances a family heirloom jewelry box using the latest in high-speed technology. On the Wild Side - Cosponsored by WCI, this first-time wildlife carving competition brought out top carvings that display motion, emotion and attention to detail. Little Black Duck - Bob Buyer’s use of handtools brings intimacy to a full-bodied piece of folk art. All About Sandpaper Master the nitty-gritty of a useful, though much maligned, carving accessory. Dust Collector: The Bargain Version - Making one for under $10 is a breeze, and you’ll be healthier in the bargain. Carve a Sign it takes only a few handtools to brighten up your property. Design Your Own Caricature or Portrait
WCI Editor-at-Large Roger Schroeder couldn’t help but smile when he saw his amusing portrait in wood take shape. Noah’s Ark W.F. (Bill) Judt’s fascinating relief carving should inspire you to embark on your own carving voyage.
Woodcarving the Country Bear and His Friends Share a pattern from a new Fox Chapel Publishing book by Mike Shipley.
Product Review The Spring Clip Opticaid can be attached to virtually every style of eyeglasses, making even the smallest cuts as clear as a bell. Dogwood Floral Egg Carole Jean Boyd’s step-by-step practice egg is an ideal first project
for beginners and a beneficial exercise for experienced carvers. Lovebirds Spoons - Enjoy a pattern and learn the history of lovespoons from Sharon Littley and Clive Griffin’s latest book from Fox Chapel Publishing. Wood Review: Sassafras
A little-known wood turns out to be a bonus for relief and even ornamental carvers. “Poor Man’s” 538 Model Easy-Hold Carver’s Clamp Invest a few dollars and several hours in making a sturdy clamp that will relieve hand and arm stress.
Mose - Take it easy, partner! Just rustle up a handful of tools and craft paints to create Phil Bishop’s easy-going caricature.