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Woodcarving – Issue 185


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Issue 185 of Woodcarving magazine is filled with a host of great articles for you. 

In our Projects section, Steve Bisco carves a pair of swans in a romantic oak cresting; Dave Western is inspired by Swedish carvers of old to make reverse spoons; John Samworth offers an introduction to high relief carving with a framed octopus; Peter Benson finds time to get in a little knife carving with a charming mouse; Zoë Gertner carves an ammonite in boxwood; Kevin Alviti makes a dinosaur-shaped biscuit block; Mark Gough carves a striking wolf and moon image from contrasting timbers; Robert Jubb carves a sleeping boar netsuke; and Margaret Williams turns an old table top into a new house sign.

We have some great Techniques pieces for you too, including Graham Thompson’s guide to Gringling Gibbons-style portrait carving; Steve Bisco’s explanation of the importance of wood grain; and Nic Westermann’s sharpening clinic on sloyd bevels.

In Features, Swedish carver Carsten Nilsson tells us about his historical and nature-inspired work; William Barsley visits the carvers of Malaysia; and we take a closer look at the Kek Lok Si buddhist temple complex.

We also have updates from the carving community and a peek at our next issue.

All this and more in Woodcarving magazine 185!

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