Carve a Ringneck Pheasant

Get inspired to give bird carving a try by learning about the sculptural process. Project #2404 • Skill Level: Advanced • Time: 3-6 mos. • Cost: $250 I love to be outside no matter the weather [...]

Stryi 5 Piece Spoon Carving Set Review

Tool: 5 Piece Spoon Carving Set Shop Now Manufacturer: Stryi MSRP: $249 For several years, I’ve seen tools coming out of Western Ukraine, and they’ve always appeared to be high-quality. One [...]

Whittling Basics, Part 6

Attach the tree to the base. Part 1: Introduction • Part 2: Push and Peel Knife Maneuvers • Part 3: Parting and Pulling Techniques • Part 4: Rounding the Tree • Part 5: Sculpting the Branches Now [...]

Whittling Basics, Part 5

Sculpting the Tree Branches Part 1: Introduction • Part 2: Push and Peel Knife Maneuvers • Part 3: Parting and Pulling Techniques • Part 4: Rounding the Tree • Part 6: Attach to The Base [...]

Whittling Basics, Part 4

Rounding the Tree Part 1: Introduction • Part 2: Push and Peel Knife Maneuvers • Part 3: Parting and Pulling Techniques • Part 5: Sculpting the Branches • Part 6: Attach to The Base In our [...]

Whittling Basics, Part 3

Parting and Pulling Techniques Part 1: Introduction • Part 2: Push and Peel Knife Maneuvers • Part 4: Rounding the Tree • Part 5: Sculpting the Branches • Part 6: Attach to The Base Continuing [...]

Whittling Basics, Part 2

Mastering the Push and Peel Knife Maneuvers Part 1: Introduction • Part 3: Parting and Pulling Techniques • Part 4: Rounding the Tree • Part 5: Sculpting the Branches • Part 6: Attach to The Base [...]

Recreating Rohlfs

This mahogany Arts & Crafts desk chair exemplifies furniture as art. Most woodworkers are familiar with Arts & Crafts designers William Morris, Gustav Stickley and Charles and Henry [...]

Whittling Basics, Part 1

An Introduction to Whittling Part 2: Push and Peel Knife Maneuvers • Part 3: Parting and Pulling Techniques • Part 4: Rounding the Tree • Part 5: Sculpting the Branches • Part 6: Attach to The [...]

Carving Spanish Feet

A Delaware Valley foot and a Pennsylvania ring-and-vase turning combine to develop a period-style design. Years ago, when I first began my business as a period furniture maker, a close friend and [...]

David’s Walnut Bowl – Part 2

After Dave excavated the bowl and trimmed the end grain, he sanded the inner bowl and was ready to add one more element – a stabilizing leg that would level the bowl. As I mentioned last [...]

David’s Walnut Bowl – Part 1

Last Memorial day weekend, I returned to Peters Valley School of Crafts to teach a Live Edge furniture-making class. Our class was on the short side; concise and intensive. My three students [...]

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