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Woodcarving – Issue 189


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Issue 189 of Woodcarving magazine is filled with a host of great articles for you.

Our Guest Editor, Peter Benson, carves an elegant carousel horse; profiles his carving friend Steve Smart; and recounts his first carving lesson with a star pupil.

In our Projects section, Steve Bisco carves and gilds a Baroque swirl; Dave Western makes some spooky biscuit moulds for Halloween; Zoe Gertner decorates a box lid with a Celtic triquetra pattern; Cynthia Rogers carves a lop-eared rabbit; Kevin Alviti adds to his collection of kitchen gadgets by making and carving a pair of patterned paddles for gnocchi or pasta; and Cedric Boyns whiles away some time on the ocean waves with a meerkat project.

In Techniques, John Samworth explains the best way to plan a project; and Nic Westermann offers tips on sharpening tool edges and shares some lessons from his mistakes.

In Features, chainsaw carver Simon O’Rourke tells us the story behind the Wellington Heath Jubilee sculpture; Will Barsley journeys to the carving villages of Vietnam; and we take a closer look at the Phu Chau floating temple.

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

All this and more in Woodcarving magazine 189!

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