Issue 187 of Woodcarving magazine is filled with a host of great articles for you.
Our Guest Editor, Dave Western, welcomes readers to the issue; offers an insight into the European heritage of lovespoons; shares a gallery of his past work; and introduces Australian artist David Stanley.
In our Projects section, Steve Bisco carves a small floral posy; Zoe Gertner begins work on a decorative watering can in boxwood; John Samworth gets lost in his labyrinthine meditation board; Cynthia Rogers carves some delicate water poppies; Mark Gough creates a nestling swan with cygnets; and Cedric Boyns undertakes a challenging orca whale project.
We have some great Techniques pieces for you too. Peter Benson shares his tips for better observation of forms; green wood expert Paul Adamson demonstrates spoon carving techniques; and Nic Westermann sharpens a modified straight chisel.
In Features, we find out how QEST scholarships are helping carvers develop their talents; Will Barsley continues his carving tour of Thailand; and we admire the carvings on the Thai Royal Barges.
We also have updates from the carving community and a peek at our next issue.
All this and more in Woodcarving magazine 187!