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Strautman

In the Woodcraft & Pfeil Carving Artistry Contest, Roger Strautman from Woodburn, Indiana, earned a pfeil Swiss made Brienz Collection Boxed Carving Set for “The Shroud,” an amazingly beautiful chip-carved cross with carved wooden linen. This Shroud story was blogged previously 

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Holidaycarvings1

Carve a set of wee folk just in time for Christmas! 

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Chipcarving

A little talk with Charles about carving tools.

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Sharpeningchisels

Using a sculptor's wetstone, Charles Neil demonstrates sharpening carving chisels.

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Carvingsafety

Flexcut offers these tips on carving tools and safe carving practices.

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Pliers

David Warther, son of the world's renown master carver Ernest "Mooney" Warther, shows us how to carve (in 10 cuts!) the infamous pliers they give away to all the visiting children to the Warther Museum.

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Pumpkincarving

This Woodworking Adventure and Video shows Pumpkin Carving using tools you probably already have in your shop.

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Pfielcontest

As you view this exquisite piece, it is hard to imagine that it sprang from one piece of pear wood. But using the influence of the grape vines so prevalent in Armenia, Nairi Safaryan crafts the block into a near perfect representation of grape vines. Natures adornment of vines and leaves curve to the contours of this box as created by the master carver and artist Nairi Safaryan. 

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Themakers

“The Makers” is a video series by LandonJAMES Video and Photography. The videos are intended to celebrate the people who hold true to the traditional means of handmade. People who choose to keep their crafts alive, untouched by modern methods and high production.

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Greenman4

When we last left our non-detailed, unpolished, lifeless Catalpa Green Man, he was still screwed into a jig fixture waiting to be saved!  To the rescue is Micheal Zelonis, our carving crusader ready with pfeil carving tools in hand.  Anyone hear a Batman theme coming on here!!

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