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Eric Gorges, host of A Craftsman's Legacy has been carving wood for a little while. He says he likes the simplicity of working with just a couple knives and a block of wood. Relief carving, however, is a different monster.

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On this edition of Woodworking Adventures, we take a look at the life and times of Raymond Kinman. From musician to Disney Imagineer artist, our interview begins with how Ray got started in carving with no woodworking knowledge and only two tools. Ray explains his teachings and discusses a very special person who carries on his legacy. We also spend some time in Ray's shop carving, talking techniques and details. Up next on.... Woodcraft’s Woodworking Adventures.

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Learn about the different styles of carving that you can use for your next project.

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Artistry in Wood 2017 video collage of the entire show featuring artisans from across the world in the largest carving show in the nation. This show also judges the projects from the artisans in a friendly competition of talent. This show is for all ages, and even has a project area for kids!

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If you are looking for some good, clean fun, soap carving may become your next obsession. Carving instructor and author Janet Bolyard uses inexpensive soap and some handmade tools to teach basic carving skills in a less intimidating way than traditional methods. With a new book out in September – “Complete Guide to Soap Carving” – Janet has made it her mission to encourage soap carving and inspire creativity in young and old alike.

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An exhibition showcasing the creativity of 41 artists and artisans who work with wood found in the Appalachian Region opened at The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio. The show will continue through September 3, 2018.

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Billy Rhinehart of Athens, Ohio, has been making guitars for more than 30 years. But they’re not just any guitars; they are unique creations that defy traditional instrument making, each with its own theme and colorful finish. His first — the fish guitar — started it all. 

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A new Bevel Edge Socket Chisel series is now part of the WoodRiver line of hand tools from Woodcraft. 

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Carved Bowls Showcase Natural Beauty Of Wood Through Craftsmanship
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What do your think of when you hear the word ‘carving?’ Whittling?  Carved figurines?  Life size sculptures?  Perhaps you think of the carvings on a favorite piece of furniture.  In an age of fabrication technology and mass production, there are still many craftsmen who apply skill and years of experience to create one-of-a-kind carvings.  

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