Everyday Chip Carving Designs features 48 beginner to intermediate projects from the archives of Woodcarving Illustrated that are as useful as they are decorative. From bowls and beard combs to coasters and coffee scoops, each original project includes detailed step-by-step instructions, coordinating photography, full-size chip carving patterns, expert tips, complete supplies and tools lists, and more.
A treasure chest full of valuable, useful and creative chip carved items!—Marty Leenhouts, founder of MyChipCarving.com
From the simple to the sublime; a fantastic curated compendium of chip carving projects. —Jason Weymouth, founder of carvedwoodenspoons.com
As the leading how-to magazine for woodcarvers, Woodcarving Illustrated promotes woodcarving as a fun pastime and recognized art form. Whether you’re just getting started in the world of woodcarving or have been making chips for decades, Woodcarving Illustrated is designed to help you make the most of your carving time. Each quarterly issue is jammed with projects, instructions, photos, tool reviews, tips, and techniques. Expert guidance from the world’s most talented carvers helps you to complete more projects and hone your skills.
Charlene Lynum is a talented chip carver with over 35 years of experience. A member of the West Wisconsin Woodcarvers Guild, she is a regular contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine, and also contributed to the best-selling booklet, Functional Chip Carving Designs for the Home (2020), as well as Everyday Chip Carving Designs (2021). With her woodworker husband, Kim, they often collaborate on his joinery projects inlaid with chip carving elements, which you can see on their Instagram (@thelynums).
Bruce Nicholas is the author of Transitional Projects for Chip Carvers, and an award-winning chip carving artist. He has taught beginning and advanced chip carving classes for more than 20 years at his Ohio studio, as well as for clubs and organizations around the Midwest. Bruce carves on a regular basis for both show competitions and collectors. He operates Nicholas Woodcarving, an online vendor of chip carving materials and supplies.
Ben Mayfield is from Orem, Utah, and has been carving for several years. He also prospects for gold. His work has been displayed at a local woodcarving supply store and at the Springville (Utah) Museum of Art.
Barry McKenzie is a popular instructor and owner of the School of Chip Carving. He has several instructional and pattern booklets available. Barry also writes a regular chip carving newsletter.
Amy Costello is known for her delicate chip carving on turnings and small joinery projects. While she has built furniture in seceral industrial-sized shops since starting in 2014, she currently does all of her woodworking on a 6' by 10' platform in her bedroom, with a long curtain splitting the room. When she's not in the shop, Amy enjoys illustrating, throwing pots, and playing Dungeons and Dragons.