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More carving instruction to finish the relief animal carvings with hair carving, finish sanding, then use two methods of painting, gouache (water colors) with our teacher Sylvia Fuchs (Paul’s wife). 

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Carving

Today we attended the first day of carving school at the studio of Paul Fuchs in the Village of Hofstetten, where there is a population of 600 people. We are met by his son, Mario, also a Holzbildhauer, wood cutter/master carver.

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Sunburst4

This article shows you how to layout and carve a sunburst.

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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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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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Cypresssanta

This article shows step-by-step instructions for carving Father Christmas from a cypress knee.

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Worldsantas

This article includes step-by-step instructions for carving a traditional Santa.

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Cane1

Follow our instructions for this fun walking cane, and you'll create a happy, helpful wood spirit to guide your path on those long walks in the woods.

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Carvetools

Keeping your carving tools in shape, will help keep your work area safer and more pleasurable

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