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Ever since 1953, Chip Chats has inspired carvers, sculptors, and whittlers to craft their dreams and share their creations! Read more...

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In the next issue: Carve a stylized cardinal ornament, a Valentine Gnome, an arrowhead neckerchief slide, "Ladybugs on a Log," and more!
Featured Article
Tangents: Hand Carved Spoons From Russia
By E.J. Tangerman

From the archive: a carving legend visits Russia and marvels over spoons created there. Pattern included!

Whittling a (Wooden) Rubber Ducky
By James Miller

Whittle your worries away with a simple how-to project.

A Fresh Take on Painting Figures
By James Miller

Using a wet basecoat lets you use the carving as a palette.

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From the Latest Issue...

Addicted to Carving

by Anita Veldman van Ginkel

The Lewis and Clark Guide Patrol

by Rob Motal

David Crothers Carves an Illusion

by Wayne Barton

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Cincinnati, OH 45243
National Wood Carvers Assoc.
PO Box 43218
Cincinnati, OH 45243