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January-February 2017 WOM

 

Welcome to Woodcarver Online Magazine

2016 Inter­na­tion­al Wood­carvers Con­gress. Award win­ning carv­ings.

In Sight of Home 

Dylan Good­son — Mohawk, MI

IWC 2016 — 1st in Group B — Relief Carv­ing1st in Class 208 — Com­bin­ing 2 or more of the Class­es above; Judge’s Choice — Fred Cogelow

 

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Wel­come to Wood­carv­er Online Mag­a­zine as we start our 21st year of pub­li­ca­tion.  This is one of the largest issues of the year, as it con­tains the pho­to gal­leries from the Inter­na­tion­al Wood­carvers Con­gress 2016.  There are some won­der­ful carv­ings in the gal­leries; be sure to take time to check them out, as well as all the casu­al pho­tos from around Con­gress Week.  Please remem­ber that all the win­ners images are click­able to dis­play a much larg­er ver­sion of the pho­tos, so you can real­ly look at the details.

Please sup­port our spon­sors (includ­ing the Carver­sCom­pan­ion Cafe­Press Shop, where you can find lots of gifts for the carv­er in your life); just click any of the links in the right menu bar.

 

In this issue:

  • Pho­to Gallery - Inter­na­tion­al Wood­carvers Con­gress 2016 
  • Pete LeClair: Oscar
  • Ol’ Don’s Draw­ing Table: Aero­stat Artist
  • Nation­al Muse­um of Wood­carv­ings Auc­tion Announce­ment
  • Update to Events, Hap­pen­ings and Goings-On

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

Enjoy!

Matt-IWC14

Pho­to by Marc Feath­er­ly at IWC ’14

Matt Kel­ley

Editor/Owner

International Woodcarvers Congress 2016 Winner Galleries

Josh Guge’s 2016 Inter­na­tion­al Wood­carvers Con­gress Best of Show Win­ner

As always, assem­bling the pho­to gallery for the Inter­na­tion­al Wood­carv­er Con­gress Win­ners is the great­est amount of work of any sin­gle arti­cle in WOM.  The 2016 IWC Gallery was no excep­tion, start­ing with Josh Guge’s won­der­ful Best of Show win­ner.   This edi­tion has some 287 pho­tos (twice that num­ber if you count the thumb­nails) includ­ing some of the best carv­ings you will see any­where.  In the win­ner gal­leries you’ll find 164 of pho­tog­ra­ph­er Marc Feath­er­ly’s excel­lent stu­dio pho­tos of the win­ners at IWC 2016, includ­ing more pho­tos of the Best of Show win­ner.

In addi­tion to the gallery of the prize-win­ning carv­ings, you’ll also find Marc’s can­did pho­tos from the Class­es, Award Ban­quet, the Judges, the Show floor, and oth­er pho­tos around and about dur­ing Con­gress.

As always, the pho­tos in the winner’s gallery are click­able, and will take you to much larg­er ver­sions of these great carv­ings.  (Much larg­er then you’ll see in any paper pub­li­ca­tion.)  The large pho­tos will afford you the oppor­tu­ni­ty to real­ly look at the win­ners in detail.

To vis­it the gal­leries, in the menu bar above click on WOM, then on The Gal­leries menu item, or click HERE.   Enjoy!

National Museum of Woodcarving Auction

As many of you may know, Dale Schaf­fer, the own­er of the Nation­al Muse­um of Wood­carv­ing in Custer, South Dako­ta has closed the muse­um.  Assets of the Muse­um will be auc­tioned off in an absolute auc­tion, uti­liz­ing the Online Only auc­tion for­mat.  Bid­ding will be open Tues­day, March 7 though March 13, 2017, end­ing at 5:00 PM.

The auc­tion will include sell­ing of the entire col­lec­tion of Dr. Harley Niblack, one of the orig­i­nal ani­ma­tors of Dis­ney­land, and much more.

The Niblack col­lec­tion of over 150 carv­ings and orig­i­nal art pieces rep­re­sent the life work of Dr. Harley Niblack (1894–1966), orig­i­nal­ly a chi­ro­prac­tor from Den­ver.  His love was wood­carv­ing to which he ded­i­cat­ed over 70,000 hours cre­at­ing minia­ture & life size fig­ures, minia­ture steam engines, paint­ings, fur­ni­ture and more.  Dr. Niblack may be best remem­bered for his pio­neer­ing work in ani­ma­tion.  Three of the ani­mat­ed scenes offered were once dis­played at the Smith­son­ian Insti­tute, and from 1954–55 he helped design and build the ani­ma­tion at Dis­ney­land.

This auc­tion fea­tures 25+ Niblack carved scenes, pri­mar­i­ly satir­i­cal depic­tions of life in the old west and of the med­ical pro­fes­sion, most of which are mechan­i­cal­ly ani­mat­ed.  Also includ­ed are 85+ indi­vid­ual wood carv­ings includ­ing a dupli­cate of a carv­ing of Will Rodgers, giv­en to Pres­i­dent Eisen­how­er, sell­ing with a signed let­ter from the Pres­i­dent thank­ing Dr. Niblack for the carv­ing.  Also sell­ing, a unique set of hand carved and leather uphol­stered fur­ni­ture used per­son­al­ly by Dr. Niblack.  This col­lec­tion also includes many orig­i­nal paint­ings, lamps, mechan­i­cal steam engines, mod­el phones and more!

Over 75 oth­er carv­ings and art­work from notable artists includ­ing 20+ Kirt Cur­tis wildlife carv­ings, 2 art antler lamps by Tony Ramer, and many oth­ers.  Many qual­i­ty pieces depict wildlife, nature scenes, bik­ers, ANRI fig­urines and more.

Final­ly, also to be sold are the entire remain­ing gift & sou­venir inven­to­ry, t-shirts, dis­play cas­es, office & retail relat­ed, home fur­nish­ings, tools, shop relat­ed and so much more!

The Nation­al Muse­um of Wood­carv­ings has been an ever pop­u­lar Black Hills of SD attrac­tion for 40+ years.  Mr Schaf­fer is retir­ing and offer­ing this spec­tac­u­lar col­lec­tion at Absolute “Online Auc­tion”, with­out reserve!  This is a rare oppor­tu­ni­ty to pur­chase tru­ly one of a kind, muse­um qual­i­ty Amer­i­cana wood­carv­ings, pio­neer ani­ma­tion and much more! 

Please note Terms & Con­di­tions:  Absolute Auc­tion, sell­ing in 550+ indi­vid­ual lots, to the high­est bid­ders with­out min­i­mum or reserve bid.  The “online only” auc­tion method will be uti­lized; see details at www.bradeenauction.com. Online bid­ding opens Tues­day, March 7 at 6:00 am through Mon­day, March 13 at 5:00 pm MST, fea­tur­ing the “soft close” fea­ture, with 3 items per minute clos­ing.  Sell­ing “As-Is, Where-Is” with­out war­ran­ty of any kind.  There is no buy­er pre­mi­um of any kind, how­ev­er a 3% cred­it card swipe fee applies.  Onsite set­tle­ment on Tues­day, March 14.  Removal at buy­ers risk & expense, with­in 14 days of the auc­tion or by arrange­ment.  Ship­ping ser­vice avail­able at Buy­ers cost.  See com­plete terms, con­di­tions, inspec­tion dates and details at www.bradeenauction.com.

November-December 2016 WOM

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Welcome to Woodcarver Online Magazine

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Old World San­ta 

Bob Her­shey, Lititz, PA

 

Hel­lo, Friends in Carv­ing -

Wel­come to Wood­carv­er Online Mag­a­zine as we com­plete our 20th year of pub­li­ca­tion.   It takes a lot of work to keep this pub­li­ca­tion and the Carver­sCom­pan­ion web site oper­at­ing, but as long as it serves a use­ful func­tion for the carv­ing com­mu­ni­ty, we’ll keep plug­ging away.

Please sup­port our spon­sors (includ­ing the Carver­sCom­pan­ion Cafe­Press Shop, where you can find lots of gifts for the carv­er in your life); just click any of the links in the right menu bar.

For all our read­ers, all over the world, best wish­es in this joy­ous sea­son; Mer­ry Christ­mas, Hap­py Hol­i­days, and a Hap­py New Year in 2017

In this issue:

  • Pho­to Gallery - San­ta and Friends Gallery
  • Ol’ Don’s Draw­ing Table: C and G, Key of B-flat
  • Pete LeClair: Christ­mas Elf
  • Carv­ings From Down Under: John Carriere’s Cobra 
  • Update to Events, Hap­pen­ings and Goings-On

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

Enjoy!

Matt-IWC14

Pho­to by Marc Feath­er­ly at IWC ’14

Matt Kel­ley

Editor/Owner

2016 Santa And Friends Gallery


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Welcome to the 2016 Santa (And Friends) Photo Gallery.   

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Bob Hershey’s Cot­ton­wood Bark Old World San­ta

This is the fifth­teenth annu­al San­ta Gallery, and as alway,  I am pleased by the vari­ety and qual­i­ty of the carv­ings includ­ed.  Tip ‘o the hat to all those who sub­mit­ted carv­ings, and a reminder for every­one else to plan on par­tic­i­pat­ing in the gallery in 2017.  To vis­it the 2016 Gallery click HERE, or click on WOM in the menu above, then click on WOM Gal­leries.

Thanks to Tim Berry for use of his San­ta Carv­ings sign.

 

Carvings From Down Under — John Carriere’s Cobra

John Car­riere want­ed to carve a snake; a BIG snake.  In this instance, a 32 inch high repli­ca of a cobra.  The job took the res­i­dent of Dar­win, North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry, Aus­tralia some 650 hours; the project was carved in Tas­man­ian Oak.  That’s a lot of work for a rep­tile, but as you can see, the result was worth the labor.  John was kind enough to share these step-by-step images of the carv­ing process.

When view­ing the gallery, use the « and » to move for­ward and back; click on an image to close it.

Sept-Oct 2016 WOM

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Welcome to Woodcarver Online Magazine Volume 20 Issue 5

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Over The Lips And Past The Gums 

Mike Pounders, Lit­tle Rock, AR

First in Bot­tlestop­per, 2016 CCA Car­i­ca­ture Carv­ing Com­pe­ti­tion

Pho­to by Carl Saathoff Por­tray­al Stu­dios

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Wel­come to the fifth issue in the 20th year of Wood­carv­er Online Mag­a­zine.  This year has been fly­ing by, and as always, there is nev­er enough time to carv­er as much as you might like.  Before you know it, the Christ­mas sea­son will be upon us, and with that, the annu­al WOM San­ta (and Friends) Gallery.  We need lots of pho­tos for the gallery, so be sure to check out the Call For Pho­tos arti­cle in this issue.

 

In this issue:

  • Pho­to Gallery - CCA Com­pe­ti­tion 2016 Win­ners
  • Call For Pho­tos — San­ta and Friends Gallery
  • Ol’ Don’s Draw­ing Table: Cow­chip
  • Pete LeClair: Dempsey
  • Will Hay­den Projects: Step-by-step 4 Inch Fig­ure
  • Update to Events, Hap­pen­ings and Goings-On

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

Enjoy!

Matt-IWC14

Pho­to by Marc Feath­er­ly at IWC ’14

Matt Kel­ley

Editor/Owner

CCA 2016 National Caricature Carving Competition

dunham-steve-862Relax Pawd­na By Steve Dun­ham, Eagle, ID

1st Place, Group Human  2016 CCA Car­i­ca­ture Carv­ing Com­pe­ti­tion

Each year in August the Car­i­ca­ture Carvers of Amer­i­ca spon­sor the Nation­al Car­i­ca­ture Carv­ing Com­pe­ti­tion,  Judg­ing takes place at the home of the East­ern Wood­land Carvers Club in Con­verse IN. We are pleased to once again present a pho­to gallery of the Com­pe­ti­tion win­ners.  As always, pho­to gal­leries in WOM include large scale pho­tos of the win­ners so that you can get a close-up view of the work.

To view the 2016 win­ners click HERE or click the WOM menu item to go the the Gal­leries page.

The 2017 Nation­al Com­pe­ti­tion will occur in Con­verse in late August, 2017.  Cash prizes are giv­en to the three Best of Show win­ners, as well as first and sec­ond place in each group.   For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it the CCA home page HERE.

Call for Photos: Santa Gallery ’16

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San­ta Carv­ing sign by Tim Berry

The Annu­al San­ta & Friends Gallery will once again grace the pages of November/December issue of WOM. You are invit­ed to sub­mit pho­tos of favorite San­tas, elves, or oth­er sea­son­al item you’ve carved in the last 12 to 18 months.

Sub­mis­sions should be sent to womed­i­torATcom­castDOTnet; alter­nate­ly, you may send a link to a gallery such as Flickr that stores files at their orig­i­nal size.

Please include the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion with your high qual­i­ty pho­tos:

Title of Carv­ing

Size (approx)

Mate­r­i­al

Fin­ish

About the design:

  • From your own design?
  • Carved in a class led by …
  • Inspired by a design by …
  • From a rough out by …
  • From a pat­tern by …
  • Etc …

 Sub­mis­sions due no lat­er than Novem­ber 30

 

Ques­tions, queries, posers? Send email to womed­i­torATcom­castDOTnet

From “Ol’ Don’s” Drawing Table

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Ol’ Don” Burgdorf presents Cow­chip

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 cowchipWoodcarver’s Porch pat­tern page.

Copy­right 2011–2015 “Ol’ Don” Burgdorf. This Pat­tern may be copied for indi­vid­ual use; repro­duc­tion for resale is pro­hib­it­ed with­out express writ­ten per­mis­sion.