Archive for May 2013

May/June 2013 WOM


Wel­come to the Carvers’ Com­pan­ion 2.0  May/June issue of Wood­carv­er Online Magazine

Our Front Page pho­to this issue is:

Cross­word Kibitzers

Mar­vin Kaiser­satt, Farib­ault, MN

12″ x 15″ x 7″

2012 Inter­na­tion­al Wood­carvers Congress

Bob Sin­clair Car­i­ca­ture Award

Ol’ Don” Burgdorf Car­i­ca­ture Group Award

1st in Group E — Caricatures

1st in Class 505 — Com­bin­ing of two or more Group E Subjects

Pho­tog­ra­phy by Marc Feath­er­ly, Nor­mal, IL

(Click pho­to for a larg­er view; click the back but­ton on your web brows­er to return)

Crossword Kibitizers

Cross­word Kibitizers

Hel­lo, Friends in Carving -

As I look out my win­dow, sum­mer is final­ly set­tling in, which means lots more to do out­doors and that many more activ­i­ties to dis­tract you from pick­ing up knife and wood.  Hope­ful­ly, the arti­cles in WOM can in some part inspire you to keep at your art and craft despite the many dis­trac­tions of clement weather.

As many of you know, our friend of many years and long-time WOM con­trib­u­tor “Ol’ Don” Burgdorf recent­ly had suc­cess­ful can­cer surgery.  We wish Ol’ Don a speedy recov­ery and expect we’ll soon see him and Sandie back in the motorhome and on the road to var­i­ous carv­ing events.

At the request of vis­i­tors to the Carvers’ Com­pan­ion home page, the logo graph­ics found there are now click­able links to your par­tic­u­lar are of inter­est, so you may now click on a logo or use the menu bar at the top of the home page.

In this issue -

Avail­able now:

Ol’ Don’s Draw­ing Table:  Bowl­ing Alley Flirt

Pete LeClair’s Lar­ry

Lots more com­ing soon


WOM Editor Matt Kelley

WOM Edi­tor Matt Kelley


Matt Kel­ley



From Pete LeClair

Pete LeClair

Pete LeClair’s Projects

Pete LeClair’s project this issue fea­tures Larry



Pete LeClair is a well-known carv­er and teacher, author of three carv­ing books and a mem­ber of the Car­i­ca­ture Carvers of Amer­i­ca. You may learn more about Pete at his page on the CCA web site. Be sure to tour the rest of the CCA pages when you have a moment. In addi­tion, you may email Pete at pet­ele­clair AT Pho­tos copy­right 2001 — 2013 by Pete LeClair.

This pat­tern may be copied for indi­vid­ual use only; repro­duc­tion for resale is pro­hib­it­ed with­out express writ­ten permission.

From “Ol’ Don’s” Drawing Table

OlDonFrom “Ol’ Don” Draw­ing Table

 “Ol’ Don” Burgdorf presents Bowl­ing Alley Flirt

To print the pat­tern, click here; the pat­tern will open in a new win­dow, and should print on 8.5 x 11 paper. For Print­ing Hints, click here.


Ol’ Don” Burgdorf is a carv­er and artist from Hohen­wald, TN. Don’s fea­ture “Doo­dles ‘n Notes for Carvin’ Folks” appears reg­u­lar­ly in Chip Chats, and his pat­terns are now found in each issue of WOM and Carv­ing Mag­a­zine. He has sev­er­al pat­tern port­fo­lios on a vari­ety of sub­jects avail­able for down­load from his web­site. For infor­ma­tion about the port­fo­lios and oth­er cus­tom ser­vices Don pro­vides carvers, click here. Some of Don’s “Chat­ter­ing Chip­pers” pat­terns can also be seen at the Wood­carver’s Porch pat­tern page.

Ol’ Don now has rough­outs avail­able for some of his pat­terns. You are invit­ed to vis­it Ol’ Don’s home page, or email him at ol’­don AT

Copy­right 2011–2013 “Ol’ Don” Burgdorf. This Pat­tern may be copied for indi­vid­ual use; repro­duc­tion for resale is pro­hib­it­ed with­out express writ­ten permission.