Each Kit $75.00 of all three $200.00
by Charles Murphy
Complete, full-size plans, templates, and paint patterns for making six different decoys – white fronted Goose (specklebelly), Atlantic Brant, Black (Pacific) Brant, Barrow’s and American Goldeneye (Whistler) drakes, and Goldeneye hen- with head-position variations, step-by-step instructions, lists of materials, tools and supply sources.. plus a painting guide with full-color photos showing top and side views
Complete, full-size plans, templates and paint patterns for making six different decoys – Greater or lesser snow goose (blue phase snow same pattern), Redhead drake and Redhead duck – with lifelike head position variations, step-by step instructions, lists of materials, tools and supply sources, and a survey of decoy literature.. plus a painting guide with full-color photos showing top and side views.
Six full-size plans with dozens of variations in head positions, complete with instructions, paint patterns for duck and drake, and list of tools, materials and supply sources for the construction of Canada Goose, Mallard, Scaup, Pintail, Canvasback and Wood Duck Decoys
Carving and Painting instructions for Noah, the ark and 14 pairs of Animals
by Shawn Cipa
As one of the most popular stories of the Bible, the legend of Noah and the Ark is passed from generation to generation. Now, with the expert guidance of acclaimed woodcarver Shawn Cipa, bring the story to life with a hand-carved set that will be cherished for generations. In Woodcarving Noah’s Ark, Cipa provides all the guidance needed to carve this folk art-inspired collection. First, follow his step-by-step carving and painting instructions for crafting Noah, the lion, and the ark. When these are complete, move on to the detailed patterns for creating Noah’s wife, 14 pairs of animals, and a majestic whale. Each project features helpful photographs and professional carving tips and techniques. As a bonus, an overview of Noah and the flood is included, to provide historical context and artistic reference as you carve this beautiful heirloom project.
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Issue #88 caricature cheeky beaver carving, making a mobius, cat and moon pendant carving, power carving a golden retriever head, chip carved ball foot box, carving jack the pumpkin, Old world halloween ornaments, making a mummy carving, whittle a wily witch pin, count dracula head carving and painting, burning the raven, classic oak leaf frame carved, caricature carving customize a fan bear
Issue #90 Love you beary Much carving, Simple Fork & Spoon Set, Hangry Hawk carving & painting, Hummingbird Moth Gourd, carving a baby Dragon, Simple holiday houses, comfort Turtle, Flat-plane Bunny, Practise your airbushing skills on this realistic lure, Mythical Woodland Cottage part 1.
Issue #91 woodspirit in cottonwood bark, sunflower weave woodburning, carvinga pocket spoon, patriotic santa, flat plane alligator, elegant floral relief, Amy costello on chip carving, skater dude caricature with golf ball head, hatching a comfort turtle from an egg, mythical woodland cottage part 2, easy carve giraffe, realistic yellow rumped warbler
Issue #92 friendly gnome carving, stylized sugar spoon, acanthus leaf jewelry, leather bookmark woodburning, light up ghost carve and paint, chip carved phone holder, flat plane carving a bison, carving a pumpkin girl, power carved lion bust, mouse and pumpkin pin, soap carving bear and tree
Issue #93 carving saucer sled santa, simple snowman, flat plane reindeer, layered relief ornament, caricature winter hiker, carve christmas elf, pinecone ornament, peppermint penguin, tiny bird ornament, frostbite santa
Issue #94 Easy Honeybee, Carving & Painting a Striped Bass, Salad Servers, Butch the Shelf Sitter, Carving a running Horse, Stylized Gnome, flat plane sheep, comfort whale, Ruby throated Humming bird
Issue #95 information on Dust Collection Roundup, friendly Field Mouse, circle of chips, matchbox Aquarium, Whittled Unicorn, simple scallop shell, chip carved earrings, Realistic Tropical Fish, Fearless Freddie Caricature, chip carved Jewelry box, Volute Ladle
Green men and wood spirits, historical symbols that link the forces of nature and humanity, have re-emerged as popular subjects for woodcarvers and other artists. This ultimate sourcebook for carving these classic figures, from noted artist and author Lora S. Irish, offers a short history and evolution of the green man and wood spirit symbols. Two step-by-step demonstrations, for carving a Green Man and a Wood Spirit Walking Stick, are provided by renowned carvers Chris Pye and Shawn Cipa. 40 ready-to-use, original patterns are also included, along with a full-color gallery of eye-catching and inspiring photos from Clive Hicks. Inside this book you’ll find all the tips, techniques, information, and inspiration necessary to successfully create your own interpretation of this timeless icon — in any craft medium you choose.
Great information in these issues on relief carving and chisels, some articles by chris pye, carving information on birds i do not know like indian pitta, red grouse and blue abyssinian roller
used Back Issue of UK carving magazine $4.00 each or 5 for $15.00
Issue #73 Artic tern in tern style, lines of wisdom aging carved human face, Phoenix rising, making the icicle,
Issue # 102 sharpest tool in the box, out of the blue a blue tit, green man of norwich cathedral, relief a fish on a dish, ducks head delight,
Issue #126 Carve a goshawk, Chris Pye carves a sign for your house, 20 minutes with Edwin McClure, Lettering with Andy Hibberd, Ocean Storm andrew thomas abstract sculpture
Issue #130 Carving running hare, English rocking horse, Art Deco Stone Sculpture, Carve a snipe, carve angelfish,
Issue #149 carving snuffles the hedgehog, carve sculpture the line, loop and circle, Gothic candle stand, carving a shell, tips for carving baby rabbit, carving a red grouse, celtic conundrum, mirror carp from basswood,
I have Book I & Book III
There are instructions in the front of book, there is no individual text for each pattern. The majority of larger patterns only include outline and finished patterns, not a flow line pattern.
Cheryl Dow’s book I includes 14 different patterns: Raccoon, Wolf (full body), Squirrel, Owl, Barn Scene, Lighthouse, Fox & Barn (cover, shown here), Merganser, Pintail, Chickadee, Butterfly, Fawn, Moose, and her now famous “Wolf Head.” There are three versions of each pattern, complete with detailed instructions. The book contains a preface and instructions and includes how to use transparent oils to color your pyrography.
Cheryl Dow’s Book II has twelve large patterns are Iris, Naptime* (baby squirrel sleeping), Peony Singer (sitting on a flowers stem), Ship Ahoy (sail ship with lighthouse in background), Lighthouse landing, Little Gossip (two song birds on a flowering branch, facing), Eagle (looking over shoulder, standing on branch), Late Fall Debate (two patterns of Jay on a branch), Mama Cougar* (with cubs), Trillium Deer* (cover), Laying Wolves* (two, laying on a rock). Note: Patterns with an asterisk (*) have a flow line pattern included.
Include patterns, Reference Photos, Measurements and book III only has some Painting guides
Reference Guide to Waterfowl I
includes patterns for Green Winged Teal, Blue Winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Gadwall, Wood Duck, Pintail, Hooded Merganser, Canada Goose.
Reference Guide to Waterfowl III
includes patterns for Black Duck Drake, Bufflehead Hen, Ring-necked Duck Hen & Drake, Lesser Scaup Drake, Oldsquaw Drake and American Wigeon Drake.
Reference Guide To Songbirds
Includes patterns, measurements and pictures for American Goldfinch, Black Capped Chickadee, Carolina Wren, American Robin, White Breasted Nuthatch, purple Finch, Eastern Bluebird, Blue Jay
Reference Guide to Songbirds II
Includes patterns, measurement Chart, Color Guide and pictures for Belted Kingfisher, Cedar Waxwing, Common Yellowthroat, downy Woodpecker, Eastern Meadowlark, Magnolia Warbler, White Crowned Sparrow and Ruby Throated Hummingbird
Reference Guide to Shorebirds (missing pattern for Avocet & Marbled Godnit) this one $18.95
Includes patterns, measurement Chart, Color Guide and pictures for Greater Yellowlegs, Black-bellied Plover, American Golden Plover, Ruddy Turnstone, Dunlin, Long-billed Curlew.
$12.95 Each (most of these are used but in great condition)
Buy 4 or more $10.95 Each
Winter 1990 Reference Bobwhite Quail, Part 2 carving & painting service class pintail, Keeping your flexible shaft Power Carver working, adding texture with oil paints, Painting an english sparrow
Summer 1990 Molding Leaves, Soft Feathers Texturing, Sketching Birds, Carving a Low-head Green Winged Teal, Marbled Godwit Painting Instructions.
Fall 1990 Painting A Teal, Reference Photos Oldsquaw, Soft Feathers Painting, Tufted Titmouse part 1 pattern and start carving
Winter 1991 Todd Wohlt interview with the 21 year old who wont he world, Reference Brown Pelican, Bering Sea Pirates part two Larry Barth, Tufted Titmouse Texturing part 2
Spring 1991 Bering Sea Pirates Part three finishing and Painting, Lesser or Greater Scaup which is which, Tufted Titmouse Painting,
Summer 1991 Northern Flicker Reference, pattern Goose and Carving , Vermiculation Primer modern and old fashioned tools the techniques, Wood Duck Chest painting, Bering Sea Pirates part four
Fall 1991 Airbrushing a Pheasant, Painting a Canada goose, American Wigeon easy identify, Creating Surface Texture,
Summer 1993 Creating the Curve making the third view from a two-view pattern, A shore thing Carving and painting a trio of Dunlins, Mallard Tail Curls part one, American Avocet a close-up view of the graceful Shorebird
Winter 1994 four of a kind an eye on eiders from common to king, California Quail Bust, Long-Eared Owl a start to finish demonstration featuring Keith Mueller Part one, The Chincoteague tradition an island unto itself by Curtis J Badger
Spring 1994 Wildfowl carving in miniature, Long-Eared Owl Part Two Keith Muellers painting techniques, Masterwork Gallery: Southern Charm jett Brunet’s green winged teal hen, old technologies preserving the methods of yesteryear, Great Blue Heron Photographs.
Fall 1994 Baby Chicks Part one measurements, patterns and tips for the carving baby birds, Gnome of Owldom in search of the saw-whet owl, Springtime Color painting a ruddy turnstone, Barbara Nelson Sculpture by design, casting water making waves with plastics, canvasback pattern.
Spring 1995 Avian Anatomy, Carving a Fiddler Crab, Creole Carvers, Flight School Ernie Muehlmatt creates a group of prairie falcon chicks, Smooooth Oldsquaw painting demo illustrates creating texture with paint.
Summer 1995 Wood Duck Head part one, Cinnamon teal family part one painting the hen, Ducks in the balance hollowing and weighing a working decoy, Heads up part one
Fall 1995 Wood duck head part two, Heads up part two, Cinnamon teal family part two painting drake, Hot times and cool tips burning tips and techniques, Bob Brown Carving in context and painting Techniques
Spring 1999 an airbrush can work for your Passche AB, Hunting decoy Part II, Scaup Hen project Part I, Wild Spirit a portrait of the common loon
Winter 1999 Texturing individual feathers, Songbird Legs and feet, Wood duck Drake carve and paint a hunting decoy, Bald eagle
Fall 1999 Decorative Tundra Swan Part one, Hunting Decoy Part Four, Feather Close-up, Atlantic Puffin Project Part Two, Miniature Wild Turkey Part one
Spring 2002 wood duck family by Bill Veasey with pattern, Hen Puddle duck Painting, Article on Green winged Teal reference
Summer 2003 Red-breasted Merganser part three, Mountain Bluebird Painting notes, Northern White Cedar Brant Carve the decoy, Miniature Waterfowl Sculpture
Winter 2004 Paint the evening grosbeak with pattern, Yellow-throated Warbler part 2 shape the bird, Pintail Hen and chick with pattern, Black-bellied Whistling Duck Bust painting the head, Canada Goose painting information, measurements and pictures, Raptor eyes make your own
Spring 2004 Yellow-throated Warbler Part 3 texturing, Painting Hen Head feathers, Feather Study carve a wood duck side pocket grouping, Bluebird Pair Carving with Ernie Muehlmatt
Summer 2004 Yellow-throated Warbler Part 4 painting, Western Tanager Painting notes, Snowy owl pictures, pattern and measurements, Northern Shoveler Drake carve and paint a hunting decoy, service class northern Phalarope part one shaping, detailing hen head feathers
Fall 2004 Phalarope painting, Kingfisher carving, Yellow-throated warbler part 5 painting continued. Artistic Design and composition part one keith Mueller
Winter 2006 Carving an American Robin on a Base of Cedar, Painting Drake Canvasback, Eastern Gobblers reference, Carving Miniature Pintails
Summer 2006 Northern Oriole Painting notes, Pied-Billed Grebe part 1, pattern and color guide American Kestrel , Ring-necked Hen Decoy carve and paint, legs and feet of the purple Gallinule.
Spring 2018 Black Duck Decoy is easy to carve, American Crow Paint, Hand Painted Kingfisher
Winter 2019 Pileated woodpecker Painting, Cork Mallard Painting, Sharp shinned Hawk carving, Trumpeter Swan carving, Mandarin Drake Carving
Summer 2019 A Bufflehead Tweener carving, Roseate Spoonbill reference, Habitat for a common redpoll
Fall 2019 Hooded Oriole Painting, Sanderling Carving & feather painting, Cork Mallard, Bufflehead Tweener Painting, Purple Martin reference
Summer 2021 Painting Notes Cactus Wren, Black Duck from the Jersey Shore part one, snow Bunting, Painting a Cork Pintail Hen, Downy and Red-Headed woodpeckers as decoys
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YEAR 2000 (SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER) Yellow-shafted Flicker painting notes, Carving open Pintail Bill, Roseate Spoonbill carve and paint, Head Lines a new application for some time tested methods of marking, Scarlet tanager photos and painting notes, tertials step by step, Gray Phase Screech owl Painting, Roseate and common tern, miniature wild turkey part two, decorative tundra swan part 2, female northern Cardinal painting,
YEAR 2001 (SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER) Carolina Wren Carve & Painting, Yellow Rail painting notes and pictures, texturing a black duck, Painting pintail hen feathers, Carve Gadwall decoy head & body, Great Horned Owl Part one carving, part two painting, Carve and paint goldeneye decoy, American Wigeon part one, Lower bill attachment
YEAR 2002 (SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER) Wood Duck Family , Painting a hen puddle duck, Green winged teal painting notes and reference pictures, Semipalmated Plover carve and paint, Contemporary Pintail carving, Painting Mallard Hen, Red Phase ruffed grouse photos and paint notes, American Wigeon part two painting, Gadwall decoy painting, Northern Goshawk painting notes, photos and measurements,
YEAR 2007 (SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER) Sharp-shinned hawk painting & measurements, A Swan Decoy, Yellow Warbler painting, Elf Owl measurements, painting notes & photos, Autumn Harvest , Out of the wood wood duck carve and paint, red-winged blackbird photos, measurements and paint notes, Carving & Painting Wigeon Drake, Babies make three , Dark-eyed junco paint notes, measurements & pattern, Rear View Owl part one, Willow Ptarmigan paint notes, pattern & photos, red-breasted Nuthatch paint notes, measurements & pattern,
Wildfowl Carving Magazine started an annual tradition when it published Competition 1988, the first-ever look at the best of the best from the years top carving shows. In the decades since, Competition has featured photographs of the most amazing wildfowl carvings you can imagine.
These are some of the Back issues
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The ultimate beginner-friendly project guide to whittling flat-plane carvings with a modern twist! Whittling Workbook is perfect for anyone seeking a range of easy wood carvings they can accomplish with just one knife – including roughing out. All you need is a block of wood and one knife to achieve any of the 14 wood carving projects featured within these pages! From a simple strawberry and a whimsical wand to a sailor, Martian, pig, and so much more, each project includes detailed step-by-step instructions to walk you through the entire process from start to finish. Also included are insightful overviews on basic carving cuts, painting and finishing techniques, safety notes, and how to join a carving community. Author James Miller is a recent college graduate and a protégé of decorated Scandinavian-style carver, Harley Refsal. James has been a regular contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated since 2010 and published his first book, Whittling Flat-Plane Animals, in 2020.
Come aboard with carver Mike Shipley as he shows you how to whittle a sea-worthy old sailor and his crew. Step-by-step instructions and more than 100 how-to photos guide you in carving, painting, and staining the salty Old Sea Captain and his first and second mates. Patterns are included for making caricatures, buoys, lobster traps, and wooden crates to set an entire sea-faring scene. Includes step-by-step carving and painting demonstrations, patterns, and color photos of the finished crew.
Back issues $12.95 each
Volume 2 Basics of sharpening, carving a soap whale, Swirling spool ball-in-cage, carving a whimsey ornament, five balls in a cage, carving a boot, working wooden pliers, whittling moravian star ornaments, whittling lovespoons, carving interlocking hearts, whittling a branch rooster, American eagle walking stick, Farmyard animal patterns, carving a tiny hippo, carve your first wood spirit, whittling a gnome, whittling a nuthatch, making miniature gargoyles
Volume 5 10 minute dogs, making a slip bark whistle, creating a folding cross, whittle a baby elephant, Hatching a hedgehog, one twig owls, super simple santa, making a grumpy soap man, Doggone cute pugs, smooth fox, whittling dwarfs, whittling an eagle, simple songbird
Volume 7 23 one-knife projects, classic Lumberjack, Celtic Knot Letter opener, Alaskan fisherman, Avocado Pit Owl, Simple Snowmen, Caricature Vampire.
one only Whittling magazine Special Edition 2014 used $9.95 Norwegian Style wooden chain, Impossible dovetail puzzle, Stompin’ boot ornament, Introducing potato wood, quick campfire fork, XO Chain, Ozark caricature pin, Bark pine tree, Make your own monster, Pencil wood spirits, whittling a pelican, teddy bear ornament, Unicorn letter opener, carving an angel, hand hewn wooden cup
In continuation of the bestselling 20-Minute Whittling Projects, author, whittling artist, carving teacher, and Woodcarving Illustrated contributor Tom Hindes brings you 16 more fast, easy, and fun whittling projects to complete in just one short sitting! With step-by-step instructions, high-quality photography, and a focus on the beginner-friendly flat plane style of whittling, you’ll carve a variety of safari, aquatic, woodland, farm, and domestic animals. Progressing from very simple to more challenging, each project is meant to encourage you along the rewarding and relaxing path of whittling and build your skills. Whether you’re new to whittling or have been doing it for years and want to try a new method, this book is the go-to resource to keep on carving!
The approachable method of flat-plane carving is the perfect starting point for beginners to fall in love with woodcarving, or for experienced carvers to try something new! Featuring 15 projects of wood animals focusing on this accessible style of woodcarving, each project includes step-by-step instructions, full-size patterns, a brief overview on the animal’s significance in Scandinavian culture, helpful tips, and more. From hares, ravens, and rams to bears, reindeer, and more, learn classic Scandinavian flat-plane techniques, further your skills, and discover a new favorite carving method!
by Tom Wolfe
Tom Wolfe’s cane carving books have been popular with readers. in this new one, Tom starts with a sapling straight from the hillside and takes the carver through each step to create a charming cane. He begins with prepping the sapling, helps the reader think through the design of the spirit that will emerge, and explains the various carving techniques that are needed to do the work. Finally he shows the painting and finishing steps, including ways to conceal unexpected problems. Each step is clearly photographed in color, with a concise, easy-to-understand explanation of what is happening and how to do it. This is a clear and informative guide and will be valued by carvers of every skill level.
Thinking Inside the Roughout leads new and experienced carvers through the creative, carving, and painting process of 28 of America? top caricature carvers. In each chapter, a member of the Caricature Carvers of America creates a unique carving, starting from the same generic roughout. Included is a step-by-step chapter describing the carving process, beginning with the roughout and ending with painting and antiquing the finished piece. Individualized chapters describe the artist? approach to developing an idea, including tips on carving and painting through full-color photos and text. Additional carvings from the generic roughout are featured in a gallery at the back of the book.
Out of Print Book
Master every technique you need to tackle a wide range of projects: choose the right woods and tools; make sketches or dummy models; carve in relief and in the round; explore pierced relief and applique; learn how to strengthen fragile forms and deal with unexpected splits and knots; shape bowls inside and out; and choose a finish that will complement your carving. Techniques and projects are shown with practical step-by-step photography – you’ll also find a directory of wood finishes to complete your projects in a variety of ways, depending on the wood you use. Using the techniques you will learn in The Wood Carving Bible, you will also find instructions to make all kinds of carved projects; salad servers, a trinket box, an elegant fruit bowl, a pumpkin-shaped box and a floating duck decoy.
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LeMaster’s classic reference, covering in beautiful detail the habits, appearance, and behavior of 27 species. This volume graces the tables and libraries of countless North American birders, hunters, and biologists. It is an edition for the ages, and for you.
By Richard LeMaster
by Harry Ameredes
Canes and pipes, especially those made from found materials or by unsophisticated craftsmen, have long been of special interest to carvers and collectors. This guide collects over 200 pen and ink sketches of canes and pipes executed over a period of 35 years by an extraordinary folk artist. These sketches, very impressive in their own right, depict a strange and wonderful group of objects, many with fanciful carvings of mythical or imagined people and animals.
In this book, Bob addresses the artistic and creative elements of fish carving composition. He examines 16 carvings, breaking down each one and identifying different design elements.
He explains the ideas behind the carvings and offers tips on good (and Bad) composition choices. 16 pages of color photographs. 20 pages. By Bob Berry
A complete introduction to stickmaking, explaining how to make a wide range of traditional walking sticks, market sticks and crooks. Expanded to include more detailed coverage of tools, moulds, formers, jigs and materials, this book is the ultimate, comprehensive guide. From seasoning woods, shaping, carving and shanking handles, to a wide range of coloring and finishing methods, all aspects of this long established craft are covered. Stickmaking provides a thorough course in the craft suitable for beginners and enthusiasts alike.
Learn everything you need to know to keep all your woodcarving tools and knives sharp and in tip top shape! This compact guide offers clear and comprehensive step-by-step guidance to walk beginners through the basics of sharpening knives, gouges, V-tools, and chisels. Also included are informative sections on safety, basic sharpening techniques, what to keep in your sharpening kit, tool storage and cleanup tips, protecting sharp edges, cleaning stops, and sharpening stones. Learn essential tips and tricks from expert artist and best-selling author Lora Irish in this must-have guide that belongs in every woodcarver’s library!
Wood carvers understand the feeling of satisfaction, ease and higher quality of carving that comes when using a well sharpened, honed and polished tool. In a process handed down from his grandfather, Jim Watson explains and illustrates sharpening techniques for numerous woodcarving tools and knives of various sizes and shapes including pocket knives and kitchen knives. The necessary materials for proper sharpening are listed and discussed with methods for reconditioning and making your own new knives and tools as well as information on resurfacing the sharpening stones. By following Jim’s instructions and adding a little practice and patience, everyone will be able to achieve and maintain a superior edge, as keen as the piece of steel will allow.