Corrections & New Information

It was just brought to my attention that in my last issue of Wood Chip Chatter I had the wrong dates for the Lancaster County Woodcarvers Zoom meetings. So listed below are the correct dates for the meetings. My sincerest apologies to Bob Hershey and the Lancaster County Woodcarvers for the error. Lancaster County WoodcarversContinue reading “Corrections & New Information”

Woods of the European Union

I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season, and as we look toward the new year ahead we look forward to doing a lot more carving, improving our carving techniques and maybe even getting out to one or two carving shows, or join a club and make new friends.  There is a lotContinue reading “Woods of the European Union”

Are You Wasting Money On Wood Finish?

I‘ve been working hard on my booklet project these past few weeks although I did manage to take some time off for family, the Thanksgiving holiday and to put Wood Chip Chatter together for this month.  I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving and got your fill of turkey and pumpkin pie.  We hadContinue reading “Are You Wasting Money On Wood Finish?”

Add Artificial Snow to Your Carvings

Add artificial snow to your holiday carvings and make them really stand out! It’s that time of year again when wood carvers gear up to carving for Christmas, and if you’re like me your Christmas carvings include lots of snowmen and snow scenes.  These carvings often require adding snow as part of the carving/project.  OneContinue reading “Add Artificial Snow to Your Carvings”

Halloween and the Jack-O-Lantern

This week I have a Halloween treat I think you will not only enjoy, but will perhaps also learn a little something along the way.  Enjoy! The Story of Halloween Most people think of Halloween as a night of dress up in ghostly or funny costumes, to have parties, or to go “trick-or-treating” and neverContinue reading Halloween and the Jack-O-Lantern

Traditional Santa Carving With Tom Wolfe

Traditional Santa Carving With Tom Wolfe by Tom Wolfe Text written with Douglas Congdon-Martin A Book Review                                                                     Tom Wolfe, who unfortunately passed away in September, 2020 was one of America’s most recognized and respected carvers.  A long-standing member of the Caricature Carvers of America, Tom was also a well known instructor and author (overContinue reading “Traditional Santa Carving With Tom Wolfe”

Carve A Simple Christmas Penguin Ornament

Carve A Simple Christmas Penguin Ornament By Bob Kozakiewicz This is a 9 step tutorial on how to carve a Simple Christmas Penguin Ornament. 1. Start with a 1″ square x 5 1/4″ block of basswood and mark the blank according to the diagram. 2. Make stop cuts along both the upper and lower linesContinue reading Carve A Simple Christmas Penguin Ornament

Basic Relief Carving

Basic Relief Carving This article describes relief carving in the medium of wood, although relief carving is also done in stone and other materials. Relief carving, when done in stone, is usually referred to as relief sculpture. Relief carving is a type of wood carving in which figures are carved in a flat panel of wood. The figures project onlyContinue reading “Basic Relief Carving”

“2022 Woodcarving Shows & Events”

Remaining Woodcarving Shows & Events for 2022 The following is a list of the remaining woodcarving shows & events for 2022.  Look for one near you! September 3 – Williamsville, Illinois. Sangamon Valley Woodcarvers’ 31st show at Williamsville Village Hall, 141 W. Main St.; 10am to 4pm. Admission free. Bill Rice (217) 414-4790, williamwrice@sbcglobal.net;www.svwoodcarvers.org. SeptemberContinue reading “2022 Woodcarving Shows & Events”

How I Became A Wood Carver

How I Became A Wood Carver (My Woodcarving Journey) By Bob Kozakiewicz As kids we were always told never to play with knives, and if you’re like me you didn’t own your first pocket knife until you were old enough to buy one yourself. I couldn’t wait to own one!  Then the day finally came.Continue reading How I Became A Wood Carver