Issue 197 of Woodcarving magazine is filled with a host of great articles for you.
Our Guest Editor, Dave Western, welcomes you to the issue; carves heart-shaped love tokens for Valentine’s Day; and discusses artist influences with Canadian carver Doug Zilkie.
In our Projects section, Cedric Boyns carves a grey seal in a resting pose; Zoë Gertner weaves a tale about a carved hair braid; John Samworth experiments with optical illusions as he makes ‘impossible’ trees; Alan Holtham builds a folding workbench for part-time carvers; Peter Benson carves a jolly Santa character on a candle; Matteo Gandini talks through the process of designing and carving a man’s face; and Kevin Alviti carves a trivet from a piece of lime.
In Techniques, Steve Bisco recreates an 18th-century Gustavian-style cresting; and Nic Westermann describes his method for sharpening sloyd knife blades.
In Features, we take a look at an exhibition of work by Christian Burchard; and we visit Brighton’s Royal Pavilion to admire the silver dragons.
We also have updates from the carving community and a peek at our next issue.
All this and more in Woodcarving magazine 197!