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In this month’s issue:

Issue 171 of Woodcarving magazine is filled with a host of great articles for you. In our Projects section, there’s festive fun with Peter Benson’s rocking penguin and Terry Nokes’ Christmas reindeer; Mark Gough carves a LED tealight table decoration; Steve Bisco carves an 11th-century-style corbel; Mike Wood provides a step-by-step guide to carving a Canada goose; Brian Crossman shares his trials and tribulations in creating a large dinosaur carving; and Neil Scobie shows how to make a window bowl design inspired by nature.

In Features, Laura Backeberg talks to woodcut printmaker Helen Brown; and in the Art of Carving, we focus on a Tibetan temple that houses the tallest standing Buddha carved from a single piece of wood.

We have some great Techniques pieces for you too. Nic Westermann looks at methods of sharpening gouges; Dave Western provides three different styles of lovespoons; and Murray Taylor looks at the planning, layout and carving of commemorative panels.

We also have all the latest kits and tools in the Carver’s Toolbag, plus our Community pages, featuring From the Editor, updates from the carving community and a peek at our next issue.

All this and more in Woodcarving magazine 171!