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Halloween Plaques

Halloween Plaques

“Haunt” your house with these self-framing silhouettes By Sheila Landry  As fall approaches, I’m always looking for new ways to bring a bit of spooky fun into the house. These wonderful silhouette designs are a perfect accent to your holiday decor. The center of the piece slides back, and the […]

by June 27, 2018 Current Issue, Uncategorized
Spotlight: Martin Tomsky

Spotlight: Martin Tomsky

Let this artist transport you into Game of Thrones or the London underworld with just a few layers of plywood By Mindy Kinsey  Martin Tomsky is what you might call an extreme wood artist. Born in South London, he started drawing as a child, eventually graduating from Camberwell College of […]

by June 27, 2018 Current Issue, Uncategorized
Product Review: The Best Beginner Saw

Product Review: The Best Beginner Saw

We broke blades, burned wood, and said a few bad words. But we still think this scroll saw is the best on the market in the under $200 category By Jon Deck, Bob Duncan, Mindy Kinsey, and Kaylee Schofield Widely available, reasonably priced, and tricked out with a stand and […]

Intarsia Artists Extraordinaire

Intarsia Artists Extraordinaire

Andy WoodSmith and Christopher James Boux are members of a small collective of wood artisans from British Columbia, Canada, known as The Wood Vibe Tribe. Their goal is to take intarsia to a bold new level. By Kathleen Ryan Meet The Wood Vibe Tribe The Wood Vibe Tribe is a […]

by March 28, 2018 Features, Uncategorized
Scroll-Friendly Monogram Patterns

Scroll-Friendly Monogram Patterns

This scroll-friendly alphabet is perfect for your next weekend project!   Stick them on boxes and picture frames to liven up home decor. Use them to personalize a child’s bedroom sign or make magnets for the fridge. Heck, even sand one down and wear it as a pendant around your […]

by March 28, 2018 Uncategorized
Creating a Fish-Shaped Puzzle Box

Creating a Fish-Shaped Puzzle Box

Use stains to create a box inspired by a colorful tropical fish By Bill Miller   It takes a piece of wood smaller than a brick and a little time to make a different and beautiful fish puzzle box. For me, the whole thing started because I had something small […]

by March 2, 2018 Uncategorized

Woodcarving shop fire ignited by spontaneous combustion

Our thoughts are definitely with the owners of Andy Lakes Woodworks in Glyndon, Minn., after three log sheds and a shop building burned down Saturday (May 6, 2017). Officials say the fire started when finishing chemicals spontaneously combusted. For more information, visit http://kfgo.com/news/articles/2017/may/07/fire-destroys-glyndon-woodcarving-business/. This is really a wakeup call for carvers. […]

by May 10, 2017 News, Uncategorized