On the Cover: The carving featured on the cover was created by Utah artist Dale Green. Dale’s passion for carving began as a hobby seventeen years ago. After trying many styles of carving, he decided that caricature carving was for him. He enjoys “creating a humorous scene that tells a funny story.” Dale has won numerous awards for his original designs, including “Best of Show” at the 2012 Caricature Carvers of America (CCA) Show and Competition. Dale’s tips and techniques for his project Skeeter begin on page 46.
Our 11th anniversary issue of Carving Magazine is jam-packed with many helpful tips, hints, and techniques for woodcarvers of all skill levels—and our step-by-step projects will definitely keep your tools from getting dusty!
On the pages of this special anniversary issue, you’ll find all types of projects: Ivan Whillock’s barn relief, a fun fish caricature from Gary Burns, Dale Green’s in-the-round fisherman, and a chip-carved domino set from Marty Leenhouts. Sharon Bechtold is back with another fine project: a deer profile that can be either woodburned or carved in relief! Since we know that carvers love to carve Santas year-round, we even have a fun Santa project from Sandy Smith.
In every issue, Susan Alexander’s column, Let’s Talk Carving, is a wealth of information—she brings her knowledge and our readers’ personal experiences about “everything carving.” In this issue, you’ll learn about glue, framing relief carvings, marking your tools, and more.
World-renowned carver Marv Kaisersatt shares a few of his caricature faces in a gallery on page 27. You can study the features in detail and apply some of his techniques to your own carvings.
Our technique articles offer outstanding information: Joe Butler explains his techniques for creating a bench that will fit in a small workspace, and award-winning Jeff Kowal brings us into his world of free-form carving.
We have two profile articles that are very diverse. Forinspiration, read how Bill Jenkins evolved as a carver in a relatively short time by practicing his art and never giving up. If you’re a history buff who loves culture, turn to page 66. “Woodcarving in Bali” is an indepth look into an ancient art that’s steeped in traditions, myths, and legends.
We hope you enjoy our anniversary issue!
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Till next time…Happy Carving—Chris
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