Skip Navigation Links

HOME PAGE
Newsletter
Beginners -
How To
Get Started Woodcarving
Beginners -
Understanding
Woodcarving Tools
Video Demonstrations
Carving Club Members
Links
We Believe In
Contact Us
About Us

Shipping Rates
Catalog
Guarantee
Privacy Policy
Your Country:
All prices shown in US $ (USD) unless otherwise indicated.


Whittling Country Folk Mike Shipley

Mike Shipley introduces you to a whole clan of colorful backwoods characters from his native Ozarks. Whether you're a beginner just learning to whittle, or an old hand looking for some new ideas, this book delivers plenty of fun, inspiration, and satisfaction. More than 100 step by step color photographs guide you through whittling, painting, and staining.

 All twelve projects feature distinctive patterns with easy to follow cut lines. Whittling Country Folk, Revised Edition also provides valuable "Getting Started" advice on tools, sharpening, wood, and safety, as well as humorous down home tales about each friendly country character.  87 pages

Whittling Country Folk
$14.99

Carving a 1930's Street Scene Caricature Carvers of America

From an auto repair shop at one end of the street to a movie theater and a building under construction at the other, this book depicts downtown USA during the Great Depression, through the eyes of 29 of North America’s top caricature carvers. The Caricature Carvers of America (CCA) present the 1930s street scene, complete with 11 buildings and over 100 original caricature carvings. In their newest project, CCA members offer their approach to developing ideas, building models, carving, painting, and finishing techniques through photos, patterns, and text. The book includes a step-by-step chapter on carving a piece from the scene as well as patterns and details for many of the original carvings.

400 color photos and 160 pages ...a Heavy Book!

ISBN 9780764346019
Carving 1930's Street Scene
$29.99

Sea Captain Cutout

Whittling The Old Sea Captain Mike Shipley

One of our most popular book/cutout kits! 

 More than 100 step-by-step photos guide you in carving, painting and staining the salty Old Sea Captain and his first and second mates. Patterns are also included for making buoys, lobster traps and wooden crates to set an entire sea-faring scene. Includes step-by-step carving & painting demonstrations, patterns, and color photos of the finished crew.

Quality Basswood Cutout Also Available
Our cutout is all ready for you to start carving!   It measures
approximately 2 1/2" x 2" x 8"

ISBN 9781565238152
Note: the weight of this book plus cutout means the shipping cost will be the second to lowest rate. You could add a second Sea Captain Cutout at no addtional shipping cost.
Whittling the Old Sea Captain Book
$12.99
Sea Captain Cutout
$9.50
 
Whittling The Country Bear Mike Shipley

Whittle 12 whimsical woodland creatures with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-use patterns in Woodcarving the Country Bear and His Friends. Not quite caricature, but not realistic either, these humorous bears, moose, rabbits and beavers are easy and fun to make. Each enjoyable project features full color photos from 4 angles, in-progress shots, detailed patterns, and paint color recommendations. Also provides a complete overview of tools, plus carving and painting tips.

ISBN 9781565238084
Whittling The Country Bear
$14.99

Carving Fantasy Creatures Floyd Rhadigan

If you love caricature carving but are getting a little tired of cowboys and Santas, this book is for you! Inside this book, you?ll find 5 whimsical creatures just waiting to be released from wood. Follow along with popular woodcarving instructor and author, Floyd Rhadigan as he takes you?step by step?through carving and painting a fantasy dragons. Once you master the basic skills, you can move on to the additional 4 carving patterns that are included. From the reptilian knight to the gargoyle, you?ll have plenty of great creatures to carve! 

ISBN 9781565236097
Carving Fantasy Creatures
$12.99
Carving Fantasy Characters Floyd Rhadigan

If you love caricature carving but are getting a little tired of cowboys and Santas, this book is for you! Inside this book, you'll find 15 whimsical characters just waiting to be released from wood. Follow along with popular woodcarving instructor and author, Floyd Rhadigan as he takes you-step by step-through carving and painting a fantasy character. Once you master the basic skills, you can move on to the additional carving patterns that are included. From Eric the Red to Merlin, you'll have plenty of great new projects to choose from!

ISBN 9781565237490
Carving Fantasy Characters
$16.99

Caricatures in Motion Caricature Carvers of America

Whether running, jumping, or walking, subtle twists or turns of the body can ultimately give a carving a sense of motion. That concept is proven here. Caricature Carvers of America members offer up a variety of carvings of figures in motion. All of them are humorous and several carvings share a similar "theme." Among them are a cowboy on a "quick" trip to the outhouse and another who has been there, met up with a bee’s nest, and is making a fast getaway. Sports figures, superheroes, dancers, a fireman, and even a surfing chicken are among the delightful characters who move their way through this book. Phil Bishop provides step-by-step instructions for carving that "Green Apple Quick Step." Suggestions are also provided for painting and finishing. Other chapters feature the individual carvers with information about them and their works, along with photos of the works in progress, and beautiful studio photographs of the finished pieces. Patterns are provided for readers who want to carve these pieces, giving them their own personal twist.

ISBN 9780764338731
Caricatures In Motion - by CCA
$19.99

Carving The Old Woman's Shoe Green

With over 20 years of shoe carving experience, Larry's step-by-step instructions will lead you through carving his concept of this famous shoe. Full colour photos combine to make this an excellent instructional book.  48pp

ISBN 0-88740-603-3
Carving the Old Womans Shoe
$12.95
25 Uncle Sam Patterns Streetman

Al Streeman captures the spirit of Uncle Sam with both his creative and carving talents. Although Uncle Sam is the symbol of America, each carver will demonstrate just a little different attitude and pose.  48pp

ISBN 0-88740-717-X
25 Uncle Sam Patterns
$12.95
Carving Desperados Wolfe

A brand new book where Tom concentrates on the caricature head by carving busts. About 8" tall, these carvings give plenty of room for detail and allow the carver to explore new ways of giving expression to their work.   64pp

ISBN 1-7643-0097-0
Carving Desperados
$12.95

Carving Comical Bears Neuenschwander

Included are over 300 detailed and easy-to-follow photos showing blocking, carving, detailing, finishing and a special section showing some sharpening techniques.  There is also a gallery of photos and 8 patterns showing all eight members of the bear family.  You are sure to enjoy this book.  64pp

ISBN 0-88740-896-6
Carving Comical Bears
$12.95
Carving The Circus CCA

Join the Character Carvers of America as they offer you a front row seat under the big top. A great collection of short essays and carving tips from 23 of the best-known names in caricature carving. Full of patterns and tremendous ideas for carving and painting man-eating tigers, bumbling clowns, beautiful acrobats, popcorn vendors it's a great book and full of fun and laughs.  124pp

ISBN 1-56523-094-9
Carving The Circus
$19.95
Hanging In There Taylor

The often surprising predicaments in which we find ourselves are personified in this wooden cowboy and his hapless steed. Concise directions and 265 colour photographs and detailed patterns guide you through the process.  64pp

ISBN 0-88740-841-9
Hangin In There
$12.95
Out to the Ball Game Wolfe

With easy to follow, step-by-step instructions, Tom helps the carver bring the classic ballplayer out of a block of wood. Each cut is illustrated with a colour photograph. Fun!  64pp

ISBN 0-88740-497-9
Out to The Ball Game
$13.95
Carving Mountain Men Taylor

Cleve takes to the hills, carving mountain men of years-gone-by. Clear, concise instructions illustrated with over 225 color photos. Patterns and instructions for both the mountain man and his long rifle...intermediate level carvers.  64pp

ISBN 0-7643-0654-5
Carving Mountain Men
$14.95

Carving Clowns Wolfe

Clowns offer a limitless variety of faces and situations to create...and the only boundaries are our imaginations. One clown is carved from beginning to end and then a gallery of several different patterns will provide hours of carving.  64pp

ISBN 0-88740-897-4
Carving Clowns - Wolfe
$12.95
Caricature Carving Best of Woodcarving Illustrated

Best of Woodcarving Illustrated Caricature Carving delves into the realm of comic expressionism thanks to artists like Pete LeClair, Ross Oar, Phil Bishop and Arnold Smith. Discover fun projects, tips and techniques from these experts, as well as a gallery of their work to spur the imagination for unique creations. In this collection of 30 of the best caricature carving projects from the pages of Woodcarving Illustrated, both beginner and experienced caricature carvers will find this book a useful reference. A plethora of amusing figures such as vikings, bears, gnomes, hobos, sports figures and cowboys are presented to provide inspiration.

ISBN 9781565234741
Caricature Carving - Best of Woodcarving Illustrated
$19.95
 
Tom Wolfe Carves Egg Heads Wolfe

Tom finds out what is inside those wooden eggs found at craft stores and woodworking suppliers. This an interesting and informative book goes from the blank egg, through drawing, and finishing. Step-by-step the reader is taken through two projects, a caricature head and a bird, learning the techniques of good caricature carving from one of the best. Each step is photographed in a clear, color image, with concise, easy-to-understand explanations of what is happening and how to do it. This is the perfect book for beginning carvers and old dogs looking to learn new tricks!  Click Here for BASSWOOD EGGS

ISBN 9780764330377
Tom Wolfe Carves Egg Heads
$14.99
 
Caricature Carvers Showcase Caricature Carvers of America

Spotlighting the work and members of the exclusive carving club, The Caricature Carvers of America (CCA), this photo-illustrated history is a must-have for wood carvers and collectors alike. Perusing the guide's biographies and photos of America's top caricature carvers, readers will become acquainted with 25 members, both active and emeritus, such as Marv Kaisersatt, Harold Enlow, Peter Ortel, and Pete LeClair. Each profile includes two original patterns viewed from different angles, complete with techniques and painting and finishing tips.

ISBN 9781565233379
Caricature Carvers Showcase
$19.95

Carving MacGolfers Humphreys

Eldon became a member of the CCA in 1996 and has never looked back!   This book has over 390 step-by-step photographs in full color and excellent close-up quality.  His section on carving faces, including a fantastic section on carving eyes, is phenomenal.  The book is full of 'Tips and Quips' and while being simple enough for beginners, will offer the experienced some new ideas and techniques.  A Wonderful Book!  76pp

ISBN 0-9683448-8-7
Carving MacGolfers by Eldon Humphreys
$15.95
Carving Golfers Howrilla

Hacking. Slicing. Pitching out of a sand trip.  Missing a put. Or sinking that once in a lifetime shot.  The joys and frustrations of the worlds' greatest game are captured in this fun and easy to follow guide to carving golfers. Step by step instruction on actually carving a caricature golfer name "Rie and Shine" including cutting out, carving, painting and antiquing.  Plus a gallery of 11 more patterns for other golfing caricatures.  76PP

ISBN 1-56523-201-1
Carving Golfers
$14.95
Carving Compact Caricatures Johnson

If you're looking for a fun & easy caricature carving project, try the basswood egg.  Great take along project for all woodcarvers.   Carve a Basswood Egg into a great looking caricature.  Skylar's style of carving takes caricature egg carving to a whole new level.  In this book you'll learn how to draw your design on the egg, set in your reference cuts, carve in the detail and then how to paint your caricature carving. Click Here for BASSWOOD EGGS

ISBN 0-975300220
Carving Compact Caricatures
$12.95
Caricature Carving from Head to Toe Stetson

Find out what makes a carving 'caricature' with this top-notch guide.  First, you will learn how anatomy relates to expression by creating a clay model.  Then, you will follow the author step-by-step through an entire carving project for an old man with a walking stick.  Finally, learn to create alternate facial expressions by following the author's expert advice.  Include an overview of wood selection, tools, and an expansive photo gallery.  3 Additional Patterns Included: Santa, Ball Player, Cowboy  91pp

ISBN 1-56523-121-x
Caricature Carving From Head to Toe
$19.95
 
Carving Caricature Busts LeClair

Pete shares a great number of techniques and secrets in this volume, paying attention as always to minute details that make the difference between a good carving and a 'great' carving.  This will be a welcome edition to your library.  80pp

ISBN 0-7643-1497-1
Carving Caricature Busts
$14.95
 
 
Carving Caricature Heads & Faces LeClair

The humor and personality of caricatures has universal appeal among wood carvers. While they appear simple to the untrained eye, they demand the same skill and sense of proportion that realistic figures do. This is particularly true of carving heads. Pete LeClair has developed a sure-fire method for carving great caricature heads and shares it with you.  64pp

ISBN 0-88740-784-6
Carving Caricature Heads and Faces
$12.95
 
Carving Caricature Figures from Scratch LeClair

The book starts with a block of bass wood, and goes all the way through carving and painting of a figure. Each step is illustrated with captions to help the reader understand the entire process.  80pp

ISBN 0-7643-1233-2
Carving Caricature Figures from Scratch
$14.95
Carving Characters Maxwell

By following the step-by-step instructions, patterns and photos for each of Jim's twelve favourite patterns, you will soon be creating your own versions of these humorous figurines. Easy, fun, and intriguing figures.  38pp

ISBN 1-56523-035-3
Carving Characters
$8.95
Carving Clowns Maxwell

Capture the humour and mystery of Clowns! 100's of step-by-step photos on carving and painting techniques show you how to carve your own handcrafted masterpiece. 12 ready-to-use patterns.  84pp

ISBN 1-56523-060-4
Carving Clowns - Maxwell
$14.95
 
Carving Figure Caricatures in the Ozark Style Enlow

Accomplished carver or beginner, you will find these caricatures a delightful group and very easy to do. Ten projects with 22 drawings and 47 photographs with complete instructions.  40pp

ISBN 0-486-23151-8
Carving Figure Caricaturess Ozark Style
$7.95
 
Carving Egg Heads Finn

This book is the perfect start for anyone interested in learning how to carve detailed faces. Mary uses her practice stick method to show you how to carve each feature eyes, nose, closed mouth, open mouth with step by step directions that even beginners will find easy to follow.   Click Here for BASSWOOD EGGS 64pp

ISBN 0-88740-993-8
Carving Egg Heads
$12.95
Carving Egg People Finn

Finn shows you how to transform eggs into all kinds of delightful characters, each with a unique personality. You will learn how to orient the egg, establish the basic outline, complete details such as eyes, hair, and clothing. Enjoyable projects! Click Here for BASSWOOD EGGS     48pp

ISBN 0-7643-1313-4
Carving Egg People
$14.95
 
Carving Motorcycle Riders Taylor

Over 225 colour photographs illustrate Cleves clear, concise instructions. A good challenge for beginners with a course or two behind them and a real pleasure for experienced carvers. Photo gallery of other carvers too!  64pp

ISBN 0-7643-0647-2
Carving Motorcycle Riders
$14.95
Carving Caricature Women Barr

Debbie captures the lighter side of women's daily lives in her carvings, lives filled with triumphs and travails. Over 250 color illustrations and eight complete patterns for beginners to advanced.  64pp

ISBN 0-7643-0649-9
Carving Caricatures Women
$14.95
 
Carving Fisherman & The Tall Tale Taylor

Cleve captures the foibles and follies of fishermen in four basswood figures while revealing subtle secrets of facial expression that give away the teller-of-all-tall-tales for the liar he is.  Over 235 colour photographs.  64pp

ISBN 0-88740-903-2
Carving Fishermen & The Tall Tale
$12.95
 
Carving Trolls & Other Scandinavian Style Characters Refsal

20 new carving projects, carved in the Scandinavian flat-plane style with drawings from 4 directions. Patterns for trolls, bride & groom, graduate, duck hunter, immigrant -era figures and more.  47pp

ISBN 0-9650399-0-0
Carving Trolls & other Characters
$12.95
 
The Yam Yankee & Other Veggie Projects Wolfe

Instead of wood, Tom uses sweet potatoes, which are firm enough to take the knife, and inexpensive enough to take a mistake or two. That makes them the perfect medium and as they dry and wizen, they take on wrinkles and twists that give them surprising and delightful character. Try it ~ its fun!  64pp

ISBN 0-7643-0500-X
Yam Yankee & Other Veggie Projects
$14.95
 
The Golfers Wolfe

One of the most popular sports involves chasing a little ball around the beautifully manicured golf course. In this book, Tom Wolfe captures the spirit of the game with a foursome of duffers. Tom leads you through the carving process beginning with the blanks and continues right through the painting procedures and each step is illustrated with full color photos. 136pp

ISBN 0-88740-293-3
The Golfers
$12.95
25 Gunfighter Patterns for Carvers Streetmen

Concise instructions take the carver step-by-step from laying out the pattern to painting the finished work. Designed to be used by carver's. of all levels, from novice to advanced. The results are delightful figures you'll be proud of.  64pp

ISBN 0-88740-783-8
25 Gunfighter Patterns
$12.95
29 Cowboy Patterns Streetman

Cowboys and the old West still capture our hearts and imaginations. Along with Al's helpful advice, this book of 29 patterns can be used for greenhorns and saddle-worn carvers alike.  Lots of color photos and guidance.   48pp

ISBN 0-7643-0187-X
29 Cowboy Patterns
$12.95
 
Carving Out The Wild West Wolfe

Easy to follow and illustrated in full color, this is a great book for beginning and intermediate carvers.. The project has enough detail and complexity to challenge the more advanced carver if you look for them.  64pp

ISBN 0-88740-368-9
Carving Out the Wild West
$12.95
 
Cowboy Carving Taylor

Cleve offers detailed and lively instructions to learn his techniques. Patterns for 4 cowboys and a horse are provided as well as an additional pattern for unique flexible wooden body pattern for creating realistic poses.  64pp

ISBN 0-88740-641-6
Cowboy Carving
$12.95
Carving The Full Moon Saloon CCA

This book is about the art of caricature carving. It emphasizes the creativity of caricature carving rather than the intricacies of how-to. 21 Independent chapters each written by a different carver and each dealing the aspects of creativity and carving most important to him or her  116pp

ISBN 1-56523-056-6
Carving The Full Moon Saloon
$19.95