This is the publication of the National Woodcarvers Association and is included with membership in the organization. NAWA-North Alabama Woodcarvers Association 1st Place and Best of Show Winners are published in this magazine.
One of the best known magazines for woodcarving, they also have an extremely useful website with articles, patterns, reviews, and a very active forum where you can join in discussions and ask questions on any woodcarving-related topic. They also have some special Pyrography issues that you can purchase from their site.
Carving magazine is actually a British publication and is quite similar in content to Woodcarving Illustrated though their website, is much more limited. They do post an online project on their magazine site and a major bonus is that you can also subscribe to Carving Magazine on your iPad, iPhone, or other mobile device that supports their content. If you go to their Woodworkers Institute site, however, they have extensive topics on all forms of woodworking, including woodcarving. NOTE: Some of our members who subscribe to this publication have been informed that they will no longer be publishing this magazine. As of October 2014, however, it is still on the newsstand and nothing in the magazine itself states that the magazine will no longer be available. We will keep you posted.
This is a free online magazine. Of interest is an ongoing series of patterns by "Ol" Don Burgdorf, whom many of you know and who participates in the NAWA show.
The focus of this publication, as the name suggests, is all aspects of decorative bird and decoy carving. It is also available in electronic form for your iPad, iPhone, Android, or other device that supports their content.
Though the focus of this publication is, of course, scrollsawing rather than carving, many of the projects, tips and techniques, as well as some of the patterns, can be utilized for woodcarvers. And, since many of us use scrollsaws to cut some of our patterns, tips and updates on scrollsaws can also be helpful.
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