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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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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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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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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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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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If you are looking for a hobby that is fun and portable with little investment – think whittling! 

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