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Whether you own a low-dough handheld rotary carving tool or one that features an easy-to-manage flex shaft, you’ll find this handsome plaque a joy to make, using our full-sized pattern and a few selected cutters.

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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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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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This past 2nd weekend of November was the annual Artistry in Wood Show in Dayton, Ohio. Celebrating their 30th year with 225 artisans from over 25 states, this show included carvers, turners, and furnituremakers, all there to show, teach, and sell their woodcrafts. 

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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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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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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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Pumpkin

Fall is in the air and it’s time to think about carving.  But before you get to the Thanksgiving turkey, you need to carve the most amazing Halloween pumpkin on your block.  Here are some ideas to help take your pumpkin to the next level.

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Carving

Are you looking for a hobby that is fun and relaxing and doesn’t require a big investment in time or materials to get started?  Consider carving; all that’s needed is a knife, a piece of wood and an idea.   You can begin with a detailed pattern and instructions or just start removing wood and watch your vision emerge.

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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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