Archive for August 2017

July-August 2017 WOM


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Julio Mar­tinez, Cedar Rapids, IA

First in Class Ani­mals — Real­is­tic, Full Fig­ure, Paint­ed; First in Group D — Ani­mals; Mau­ry Van­der Walle Memo­r­i­al Award (First Place in Group D)


Hel­lo, Friends in Carv­ing -

Wel­come to July-August edi­tion of Wood­carv­er Online Mag­a­zine.  This issue includes a casu­al pho­to tour of the IWC ’17 Com­pe­ti­tion for those of you who could not make it to vis­it in person.

In this issue:

  • Pho­to Gallery - IWC ’17 Com­pe­ti­tion Casu­al Tour 
  • Pete LeClair: Dylan
  • Ol’ Don’s Draw­ing Table: Mis­cre­ant Magna
  • Update to Events, Hap­pen­ings and Goings-On

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Pho­to by Marc Feath­er­ly at IWC ’14

Matt Kel­ley


IWC ’17 Competition Casual Tour

A por­tion of the Com­pe­ti­tion Exhib­it at IWC ’17

For those of you not able to make the trip to Maquoke­ta, IA for the 2017 Inter­na­tion­al Wood­carvers Con­gress, here’s your chance to get a feel for what the com­pe­ti­tion exhib­it looks like, and to see many of the pieces entered in the com­pe­ti­tion this year.  These casu­al pho­tos were tak­en by Matt Kel­ley over sev­er­al days, and qual­i­ty varies, depend­ing in large part upon the light­ing available. 

In the Sep­tem­ber-Octo­ber issue of WOM, we will present a gallery of the excel­lent stu­dio qual­i­ty win­ner’s pho­tos tak­en by Marc Feath­er­ly, the res­i­dent pro­fes­sion­al pho­tog­ra­ph­er for IWC.  Be sure to watch for that gallery next month.

To vis­it the Com­pe­ti­tion Tour, click HERE, or vis­it the WOM Gallery page HERE and then click on IWC ’17 Com­pe­ti­tion Casu­al Tour

From “Ol’ Don’s” Drawing Table

From “Ol’ Don” Drawing Table

Ol’ Don” Burgdorf presents Mis­cre­ant Manga

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 in past issues of Carv­ing Mag­a­zine. Some of Don’s “Chat­ter­ing Chip­pers” pat­terns can also be seen at the Wood­carver’s Porch pat­tern page.

Copy­right 2011–2017 “Ol’ Don” Burgdorf. This Pat­tern may be copied for indi­vid­ual use; repro­duc­tion for resale is pro­hib­it­ed with­out express writ­ten permission.

From Pete LeClair — Dylan


Pete LeClair

Pete LeClair’s Projects

Pete LeClair’s Dylan



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 — 2017 by Pete LeClair.

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