The world's best how-to magazine for woodcarvers is packed with patterns, techniques, tips, and step-by-step projects for all skill levels. In this issue we feature a fine selection of relief carving projects, from Bob Stadtlander's tranquil standing blue heron to Carolea Hower's two-sided Thanksgiving/Christmas ornament. Dylan Goodson reveals his tricks for creating the illusion of distance in relief landscapes, while Betty Padden explains her simple techniques for high-relief carving. Other popular carving methods are well represented too, from carving-in-the-round to caricature and chip carving. Leah Goddard shows how to create a magnificent bighorn ram bust using only five tools. Mike Pounders's trick-or-treat witch makes an amusing addition to your Halloween decorations, while Marty Leenhouts's welcoming house sign, carved from high density urethane, will stand up under the toughest weather conditions.