James River Woodcarvers
James River Woodcarvers
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Projects

Basic Knife Cuts Learn and try out four basic knife cuts.  Handout reviewing the basic knife cuts and terms. Instructions provided by Michael Denton.  Instructions Whimsical Cottonwood Bark House Project Instructions on carving a whimsical Cottonwood bark house. Part 1 Part 2 Mini Spiral - Jewelry/Ornament Brief instructions on carving a miniature spiral which can be used in necklace or as an ornament. Instructions Carve a Wooden Egg A project to demonstrate wood grain dynamics in whittling and carving. Instructions provided by Michael Denton.  Instructions TipZ, TagZ, MagZ and ZipZ (Carving Knife Covers and More) An outstanding PowerPoint presentation describing how to make blade covers (with patterns).  Instructions provided by Michael Denton.  Instructions Whittle Designs presents How-2: Paint Eyes Two methods (Perkins and Radigan) of painting eyes are presented in this PowerPoint presentation.  Instructions provided by Michael Denton.  Instructions How-2: Paint Carved Characters A collection of tips and techniques on carving characters. Note: carving on left is by Mike Shipley Instructions Carving a Shelf Mouse Brief instructions on carving a shelf mouse. Instructions Carving a Silly Sheep Step by step directions on carving a Silly Sheep by Betsy.  Instructions Understanding Wood Grain A great handout describing wood grain and it's relationship to woodcarvers. Instructions provided by Michael Denton.  Instructions Carving The Tree Hat Santa Step by step directions on carving Christmas tree top Santa.   Instructions Carving Little People Step by step directions on carving little people.  Recommend checking out the club’s little people study board to go along with the instructions. Pattern Instructions Whittling a 3-5 Minute Owl Step by step directions on carving an owl.  This is a fairly quick and easy project.    Instructions Finding Your Glove Size Carving fundamentals.  How to determine your carving glove size.    Document Simple Exercises for Hands that Craft The 5-5-5 Workout. 5 Exercises in 5 Minutes for 5 Fingers    Workout Instructions
Pre-cut Projects Check out our closet for pre-cut projects.  Merv Warner cuts blanks and supplies the patterns for several different projects, at cost.  Some of the blanks and patterns are: Icicles Musical Frogs Fish Shelf mice Oak Leaf Faces