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How to Choose Your Wood for Carving

Wood carving is a hobby or a profession that those who do it absolutely love. After all, it’s extremely challenging, it will test your patience, and the results are something to admire. Whether you sell your amazing creations or you keep them for your own enjoyment, woodworking is a tangible hobby that yields items of…

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The Best Wood for Carving

Wood carvers are a special bunch. Let’s face it, it takes a lot of patience to work a piece of wood to your exact specification, and in today’s world of instant gratification, wood carving just doesn’t fit the bill. However, those of us who love it are always trying to improve. Part of improving is…

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R. Murphy Knife on “The Heat”

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How To Shuck An Oyster

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Grace USA Gunsmithing Kit

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Repost: Making Custom Colors

It can be difficult to find the perfect dye or stain color for your project. Instead of searching the stores or settling for something other than what you envisioned, you can create the exact color you want. In the Spring 2011 issue of Woodcarving Illustrated, Robert Triplett and Technical Editor Bob Duncan explore the process…

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Repost: Motivated to Create: The Importance of Painting

With distinctive down-home features, peculiarities of figure, and deliberately exaggerated faces, carvings by Phil and Vicki Bishop are designed to evoke smiles and keep us from taking life too seriously. In the Woodcarving Illustrated Spring 2012 (Issue 58), the pair share their story and inspirations. Although Phil and Vicki, a popular husband and wife carving…

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Repost: 7 Things You Need To Know About Bushcraft

1. The Blade he Cutting blade, the most important tool to the Bushcrafter. It is as important as the sword is to a warrior or teeth and claws are to the Lion. A good Bushcraft blade is sturdy and light and is made from the highest quality materials with the tang running the full length…

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Repost: Extreme Pumpkin Carving

This October, showcase your carving skills with something special for Halloween. Editor’s Note: Carving pumpkins is a tradition for many people celebrating Halloween. In their new book, Extreme Pumpkin Carving, Vic Hood and Jack A. Williams show and tell how to use readily available knives as well as woodcarving tools to relief-carve frightful, fabulous pumpkins….

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Woodcarving: Introduction to woodcarving, “Where I Started”

This is a short video to tell where I started, some of the questions I had, and how I ended up with the tools I did. I had several issues when I started trying to get into woodcarving. I was not sure which tools to get, which manufacturer to use, or if I should or…

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