Archive for July 2014

July-August 2014 WOM

Welcome to Woodcarver Online Magazine Volume 18 Issue 4


2014 Inter­na­tion­al Wood­carvers Congress

Detail from Guardianby Chris Howard, Gatlin­burg, TN

First in Group N — Impressionistic/Freeform/Stylized Carv­ings; First in Class 966 — Com­bin­ing Two or More Group N Items; Judge’s Choice — Josh Guge

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Hel­lo, Friends in Carv­ing -

It’s mid-sumer here in North Amer­i­ca, which means the Inter­na­tion­al Wood­carvers Con­gress, Ward World, and some of the annu­al roundups are behind us, but more events await, includ­ing Burke’s West­ern & Wildlife Art Work­shop and the Doane Expe­ri­ence in July, more roundups, and Artistry in Wood in Novem­ber.   If you have nev­er attend­ed one of the major events, you owe it to your­self to plan to attend at least on in the next year.

The July/August 2014 issue of WOM is now avail­able — you’ll find the arti­cles fol­low­ing this post.

In this issue:

Pho­to Gallery: Inter­na­tion­al Wood­carv­er Con­gress 2014 — Casu­al Pho­tos by Matt Kelley

Pho­to Gallery: North Alaba­ma Wood­carv­ing Asso­ci­a­tion Show 2014 — Casu­al Pho­tos by “Ol’ Don” and Sandie Burgdorf

Ol’ Don’s Draw­ing Table: All Dressed UP And No Place To Go

Pete LeClair: The Mex­i­can

Events, Hap­pen­ings and Goings-On Updat­ed!

Com­ing Soon:

Review — Carv­ing & Paint­ing Christ­mas Orna­ments, by Bet­ty Padden

As always, we wel­come your feed­back, ideas for arti­cles, etc.  Please use the con­tact form on the About page in the menu bar above.


WOM Editor Matt Kelley

WOM Edi­tor Matt Kelley


Matt Kel­ley



IWC 2014 Photo Gallery

IWC-2014-CrowdThe Inter­na­tion­al Wood­carv­er Con­gress 2014 proved to be every­thing it is cracked up to be — a busy week of edu­ca­tion, fel­low­ship and com­pe­ti­tion.   In a future issue of WOM we’ll fea­ture Marc Feath­er­ly’s always excel­lent for­mal pho­tographs of the win­ning carv­ings.  In the mean­time, sit back and enjoy Matt Kel­ley’s casu­al pho­tos of the carv­ings and peo­ple on the show­room floor.

To vis­it the Gallery, click HERE, or click WOM in the menu bar, then The Gal­leries menu item.

North Alabama Woodcarvers 2013 Show


The North Alaba­ma Wood­carvers Asso­ci­a­tion’s 32nd annu­al show took place in Huntsville last fall.  Long-time WOM con­trib­u­tors “Ol’ Don” and Sandie Burgdorf were in atten­dance and were kind enough to share their casu­al pho­tos from the event.   To learn more about the NAWA and the 33th annu­al show, vis­it their web page HERE.

To vis­it the Gallery, click HERE, or click WOM in the menu bar, then The Gal­leries menu item.

From “Ol’ Don’s” Drawing Table

OlDonFrom “Ol’ Don” Draw­ing Table

 “Ol’ Don” Burgdorf presents All Dressed Up And No Place To Go

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.


From Pete LeClair

Pete LeClair

Pete LeClair’s Projects

Pete LeClair’s The Mex­i­can




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.