I have always been a big fan of any type of magazine. For just
a few dollars, you can purchase Carving Magazine and get several
projects, lots of tips, learn some techniques, and update your
calendar with show information. At $19.95 for four issues a year,
it is a bargain. I just wish it would come out more often.
In this issue we have a number of fun projects for you to try.
Ivan shares a Grape Panel relief carving and Lynn Diel offers his
Woodspirit Door Hanger. Learn about one of America's best-known
woodcarvers, John Haley Bellamy, as Paul Rolfe shows you how to
carve a Bellamy-Style Eagle; and with only a few tools, you can
carve Jerry Reinhardt's Clifford the Potbellied Bear and Carver/Author
Steve Brown's Pirate Caricature. You can also read a profile about
Steve, who is celebrating his 30th year in carving.
In other profiles included in this issue, read about the history
of carousel carving and meet chip carver Mickey Hudspeth.
Carvers really love our focus on techniques and this issue isn't
any different. We have sharpening, drawing, and painting articles;
a hand study; and a special instructional on carving larger projects.
"Ask Joe" is back with a great look into the Business
Side of Woodcarving, and you must see the remarkable carvers we
found for Woodcarving on the Web.
So, all in all, I think you'll find several items of interest
issue—all for just a few dollars of investment.
I appreciate all of your comments, and I would really like to
hear your opinions about what we offer in each issue of our magazine.
Be sure to contact me if you have story ideas or want to recommend
a website for our Woodcarving on the Web column.
Till next time… Happy Carving!