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    • Gothic boxwood miniature

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    • Indigenous woodcarving of the Americas

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    • Gothic boxwood miniature

    • Gothic boxwood miniatures are extremely small carved wood miniature sculptures, mostly of Southern Netherlandish origin, produced in the 15th and 16th centuries. They consist of layers of miniature wood reliefs, sometimes the width of a dressing pin, and are highly intricate, often to a near microscopic level. They wer ... Read »


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    • History of wood carving

    • Wood carving is one of the oldest arts of humankind. Wooden spears from the Middle Paleolithic, such as the Clacton Spear, show that people have engaged in utilitarian woodwork for millennia. Indeed the roots of the craft go so far back that, at least where timber is present, the use of wood exists as a universal in hu ... Read »


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    • Wood carving

    • Wood carving is a form of woodworking by means of a cutting tool (knife) in one hand or a chisel by two hands or with one hand on a chisel and one hand on a mallet, resulting in a wooden figure or figurine, or in the sculptural ornamentation of a wooden object. The phrase may also refer to the finished product, from in ... Read »


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    • Alebrije

    • Alebrijes (Spanish pronunciation: [aleˈβɾixes]) are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. The first alebrijes, along with use of the term, originated with Pedro Linares. In the 1930s, Linares fell very ill and while he was in bed, unconscious, Linares dreamt of a strange pla ... Read »


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    • Alstonia boonei

    • Alstonia boonei is a very large, deciduous, tropical-forest tree belonging to the dogbane family, i.e. Apocynaceae. It is native to tropical West Africa, with a range extending into Ethiopia and Tanzania. Its common name in the English timber trade is cheese wood, pattern wood or stool wood (see Ashanti Empire golden s ... Read »


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    • Arborglyph

    • Arborglyphs, dendroglyphs, silvaglyphs, modified cultural trees, or aspen carvings are tree carvings made in the bark of aspen trees by shepherds, many of them Basque and Irish American, throughout the Western United States. They have been documented across northern California and in areas such as Boise, Idaho and Stea ... Read »


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    • Bursera bipinnata

    • Bursera bipinnata is a Mesoamerican species of trees widespread across Mexico and Central America from Chihuahua to Honduras. Bursera bipinnata is one of two species commonly referred to as copal. Copal is the wood most commonly used by the woodcarvers in Oaxaca, Mexico. The woodcarvers refer to Bursera glabrifolia as ... Read »


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    • Bursera glabrifolia

    • Bursera glabrifolia is a Mexican species of trees native to central Mexico (Guerrero, Morelos, Michoacán, México State, Puebla, Oaxaca). Bursera glabrifolia is one of two species commonly referred to as copal. Copal is the wood most commonly used by the woodcarvers in Oaxaca, Mexico. The woodcarvers refer to Bur ... Read »


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    • Caricature Carvers of America

    • In 1989, a group of ten wood carvers, with the common goal of promoting the art of caricature carving, met in the back room of Paxton Lumber Co. in Fort Worth, Texas to discuss the formation of a national organization to further that goal. From that meeting came the Caricature Carvers of America (CCA). The founding gro ... Read »


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    • Chip carving

    • Chip carving or chip-carving, kerbschnitt in German, is a style of carving in which knives or chisels are used to remove small chips of the material from a flat surface in a single piece. The style became important in Migration Period metalwork, mainly Animal style jewellery, where the faceted surfaces created caught t ... Read »


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    • Chip Chats

    • Chip Chats is a bimonthly publication by the National Wood Carvers Association (NWCA). The magazine highlights individual art from every single state in the United States and various other countries. The magazine also offers local club information for wood carvers interested in local chapter details. The president of t ... Read »


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    • CNC router

    • CNC router (Or Computer Numerical Control router) is a computer-controlled cutting machine related to the hand held router used for cutting various hard materials, such as wood, composites, aluminium, steel, plastics, and foams. CNC stands for computer numerical control. CNC routers can perform the tasks of many carpen ... Read »


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    • Dendroglyph

    • In the Chatham Islands of New Zealand, the indigenous Moriori people practised the art of momori rakau, or tree carving. The carvings depict Moriori karapuna (ancestors) and symbols of the natural world, such as patiki (flounder) and the hopo (albatross). During the late 1998 review 82 trees were found with carvings. ... Read »


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    • Desay Madu Jhya

    • Desay Madu Jhyā (Devanagari: देसय मदु झ्या:) is a traditional wooden window in Kathmandu which is celebrated for its uniqueness. The name means "window without equal in the country" in Nepal Bhasa. The window is set into the facade of a residential house in cent ... Read »


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    • Dievdirbys

    • A dievdirbys ("god carver", plural: dievdirbiai) is a Lithuanian wood carver who creates statues of Jesus and the Christian saints. The art is closely related to kryždirbystė (cross-carving), listed among Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. The statues are carved according to ... Read »


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    • Duck decoy (model)

    • A duck decoy is a man-made object resembling a real duck. Duck decoys are sometimes used in duck hunting to attract real ducks. Duck decoys were historically carved from wood, often Atlantic white cedar wood on the east coast from Maine to South Carolina, or cork. Modern ones may also be made of canvas and plastic. Th ... Read »


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    • Fish carving

    • Fish sculpture, fish decoys, fish carvings and fish trophies are the names given to a style of painted wood carving practiced by various artisans. The works are kept as and collectible as folk art. British fish carvers include John B. Russell (Scottish), John and Dhuie Tully, P.B. Malloch and the Hardy Brothers. Arti ... Read »


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    • Gilded woodcarving in Portugal

    • Gilded woodcarving in Portugal is, along with tile, one of the country's most original and rich artistic expressions. It is usually used in the interior decoration of churches and cathedrals and of noble halls in palaces and large public buildings. An impressive collection of altarpieces are found in Portuguese churche ... Read »


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    • Wood grain

    • Wood grain is the longitudinal arrangement of wood fibers or the pattern resulting from this. R. Bruce Hoadley wrote that grain is a "...confusingly versatile term..." including the direction of the wood cells (straight grain, spiral grain), surface appearance or figure, growth-ring placement (vertical grain), pla ... Read »


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    • Hat block

    • A hat block, also known as a hat form or bashing block, is a wooden block carved into the shape of a hat by a craftsman known as a block shaper. It is used by hat makers or milliners to produce a hat. Today there are only a handful of block shapers left. Recent years have seen a resurgence of hat wearing, and with it a ... Read »


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    • Janka hardness test

    • The Janka hardness test measures the resistance of a sample of wood to denting and wear. It measures the force required to embed an 11.28 mm (.444 in) steel ball into wood to half the ball's diameter. This method leaves an indentation. A common use of Janka hardness ratings is to determine whether a species is suita ... Read »


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    • Kashmir Walnut Wood Carving

    • Kashmir Walnut Wood Carving

      Kashmir Walnut Wood Carving is wood carving work that are manufactured in the Jammu & Kashmir state, India. The Walnut Wood Carving work has been protected under the Geographical indication (GI) of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement. It is listed at item 182 as "Kas ... Read »


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    • Linenfold

    • Linenfold (or linen fold) is a simple style of relief carving used to decorate wood panelling with a design "imitating window tracery", "imitating folded linen" or "stiffly imitating folded material". Originally from Flanders, the style became widespread across Northern Europe in the 14th to 16th centuries. The name wa ... Read »


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    • Mudiao

    • Mudiao is traditional Chinese wood-carving, a form of sculpture, and is still practiced today. Generally, hardwoods are chosen that are stable and moderately dense, and hence difficult to carve. However, for some carvings aromatic woods such as the tung tree are chosen. Typical woods include: Classical mudiao is ... Read »


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    • National Wood Carvers Association

    • ⅞ The National Wood Carvers Association is best known for its publication, the magazine Chip Chats. The organization, founded in 1953 by Stephen LePage, is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is the largest national association of woodcarvers, with a magazine membership of over 13,000 subscribers, compared with ... Read »


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    • Newar window

    • Newār window refers to the elaborately carved wooden window which is the distinguishing feature of traditional Nepalese architecture. The ornate windows have been described as a symbol of Newar culture and artistry. The level of design and carving of the Newar window reached its peak in the mid-18th century. They ar ... Read »


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    • Olive wood carving in Palestine

    • Olive wood carving is an ancient tradition in Palestine that continues to the present day. It involves the skillful chiseling of olive wood and is most common in the Bethlehem region. The tradition of making the handicrafts began in the 4th century CE under Byzantine rule in Bethlehem — which continues to be ... Read »


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    • Perryville Tree engravings

    • The Perryville Tree Engravings are carvings and engravings on more than 100 trees located in Perryville Community Park in Perryville, Maryland. The trees were carved by former patients of the nearby Perry Point Veteran's Medical Center, which was a psychiatric hospital. The trees sit on land formerly owned by the hospi ... Read »


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    • Pointing machine

    • A pointing machine is a measuring tool used by stone sculptors and woodcarvers to accurately copy plaster, clay or wax sculpture models into wood or stone. In essence the device is a pointing needle that can be set to any position and then fixed. It further consists of brass or stainless steel rods and joints which can ... Read »


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    • Refuge Waterfowl Museum

    • Refuge Waterfowl Museum

      The Refuge Waterfowl Museum was located at 7059 Maddox Boulevard, Chincoteague, Virginia, United States. The museum contained an extensive collection of wildfowl wood carvings by renowned decoy crafters. The museum also exhibited murals, wildlife paintings and skipjack models. The museum claimed "Cigar" Daisy as its re ... Read »


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    • Relief carving

    • Relief carving as a type of wood carving in which figures are carved in a flat panel of wood. The figures project only slightly from the background rather than standing freely. Depending on the degree of projection, reliefs may also be classified as high or medium relief. Relief carving can be described as "carving pi ... Read »


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    • Saint Martin de Porres (sculpture)

    • Saint Martin de Porres is an artwork by American artist and Catholic priest Father Thomas McGlynn. This sculpture, one of McGlynn's most well known works and is found in the collection of Providence College in Rhode Island, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Washington, D.C., among others. It is a statue of Saint Mar ... Read »


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    • Scandinavian flat-plane style of woodcarving

    • The Scandinavian flat-plane style of woodcarving is a style of figure carving. The figures are carved in large flat planes, created primarily using a carving knife. Tool marks are left in the carving and very little (if any) rounding or sanding is done.Emil Janel, a Swedish-born American artist, was considered by many ... Read »


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    • Sharpening

    • Sharpening is the process of creating or refining a sharp edge of appropriate shape on a tool or implement designed for cutting. Sharpening is done by grinding away material on the implement with an abrasive substance harder than the material of the implement, followed sometimes by processes to polish the sharp surface ... Read »


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    • Spanbaum

    • A spanbaum ("wood shaving tree"), variously referred to in English as a hand-shaved tree, wood chip tree or span tree, is a handmade ornamental tree which is usually part of a pyramid ornament. They are mainly manufactured in woodturning workshops in the Ore Mountains of Saxony in eastern Germany. Their method of produ ... Read »


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    • Teochew woodcarving

    • Teochew Woodcarving,or Chaozhou Woodcarving(Chinese: ; pinyin: Cháozhōumùdiāo), is a form of Chinese Wood carving originating from the Tang Dynasty. It is very popular in Chaoshan,a region in the east of Guangdong. Teochew people used a great deal of Teochew wood carving in their splendid buildings. T ... Read »


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    • USS Lancaster Eagle

    • USS Lancaster Eagle

      The USS Lancaster Eagle is a figurehead that was carved in 1880-1881 by John Haley Bellamy for USS Lancaster. The eagle is currently owned by and displayed at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia. This eagle figurehead was carved for USS Lancaster (originally built in 1858) while the ship was at th ... Read »


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    • Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

    • The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art is located at 909 South Schumaker Drive, Salisbury, Maryland, United States. This museum has the most comprehensive collection of wildfowl carvings in the world, ranging from art sculptures to working decoys used by hunters. The museum was named after Lem and Steve Ward from Crisfield, M ... Read »


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    • Whakairo

    • Toi whakairo (art carving) or just whakairo (carving) is a Māori traditional art of carving in wood, stone or bone. Wood was formed into houses, fencepoles, containers, taiaha and tool handles. Stone, preferably the very hard pounamu (greenstone), was the chief material for tools of many kinds. Bone was used for fis ... Read »


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    • Whittling

    • Whittling may refer either to the art of carving shapes out of raw wood using a knife or a time-occupying, non-artistic process of repeatedly shaving slivers from a piece of wood. Casual whittling is typically performed with a light, small-bladed knife, usually a pocket knife. Specialized whittling knives, with f ... Read »


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    • Wood carving in the Marquesas Islands

    • Wood carving in the Marquesas Islands is a practice undertaken by many of the local master craftsmen, who are known as tuhuna. The tuhuna are not only adept at wood carving, but are also skilled at tattoo art and adze manufacture. Marquesan wooden crafts are considered among the finest in French Polynesia; they are hig ... Read »


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    • Woodcarved beggars

    • Woodcarved Beggars originated as figures carved mostly in swiss pine, painted, or simply stained dark brown, generally from Gröden - Val Gardena in the Alps. In Val Gardena the carving industry began as early as at the beginning of the 17th century. The woodcarvers produced mainly statues for churches and religious ... Read »


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    • Woodfest Wales

    • Woodfest Wales (Welsh: Gŵyl Coed Cymru) is an annual wood carving event that was first held on 8–9 June 2002 in St Asaph, and attracted more than 18,000 visitors in 2004. Among the attractions is a chain saw carving competition. Since 2005, due to its increasing popularity, a second event has been held in May a ... Read »


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