Welcome to The Carvers’ Companion, the home of a wide variety of resources for and by woodcarvers.
Woodcarver Online Magazine (WOM)
Now in its sixteenth year of publication, Woodcarver Online Magazine (WOM) is the first on-line “e-zine” for woodcarvers, by woodcarvers. Published six times a year, WOM is filled with reports of major carving events, how-to articles, patterns, book and video reviews, photo galleries, and regular features such as Notes From The ‘Net. WOM is always free to all, thanks to the support of a fine group of publishers, carving supply, service and tool vendors. Click the WOM in the menu bar to see the current issue.
World Wide Woodcarver Exchange (W3E)
The World Wide Woodcarver Exchanges are an ongoing series of carving exchanges. Hundreds of carvings have been exchanged by carvers in the US, Canada, British Isles and Australia. There is no fee charged, but you must be a member of one of several woodcarving mail groups. (See the Resource Files below). Click W3E in the menu bar to learn more.
The WoodCarver List, established in 1996, is the oldest carving-related discussion list on the ‘web. Something over 600 carvers subscribe to the List, where a variety of woodcarving topics are discussed by carvers ranging from seasoned pros to newbies with their first tool. Have a woodcarving question? The List is the place to ask. Click The List in the menu bar for more information or to subscribe.
The Woodcarver List also has a very active Facebook group as an adjunct to the List. The Facebook group gives us a place to post photos of recent projects, share tips, ask questions, etc. To visit the group, search for Woodcarver List on Facebook or click the link in the menu bar under List.
Woodcarver Reference Files
- The Vendor File
- Electronic Email Lists File
- Magazine and Publication File
- Organizations File
- Art for Carvers File
- Interest Area Files
- Good and Useful Stuff File
New Carver Resources
Are you a new carver or interested in carving? Click New Carvers in the menu bar to head directly to the New Carvers area.
Carver’s Companion Shop
The Carvers’ Companion Shop at CafePress carries a wide variety of woodcarving-themed shirts, sweats, mugs, aprons, bags and lots of other gifts and goodies. Get yourself a great shirt and help support the Carvers’ Companion site at the same time. Click The Shop in the right hand menu to learn more.
Questions, queries, posers?
If you have questions, requests, comments – click About in the menu bar and use the contact form you’ll find on that page.
Cautionary Statement: Wood carving is a potentially hazardous activity and should be undertaken only with safety a constant and primary consideration. To avoid injury thoroughly understand the use of all tools and techniques and review all projects before starting. The projects and all other material on this site are presented as is, with no warranty or guarantee of any kind expressed or implied. The owner and authors disclaim any liability for injury, damage or loss that may occur when using any of the content of this web site. When in doubt seek professional instruction and advice before undertaking any project.