Web Sites Ol' Don Found
Interesting and/or Informative.
Clicking on the capitalized link will take you to the web site
Ol' Don is on the advisory panel and a regular feature contributor to "CARVING
Magazine" , a quarterly magazine full of
information, projects and patterns for the wood carving community.
You can also find
original patterns by him in his "Doodles 'n Notes for Carvin' Folks" feature
in CHIP CHATS magazine as well as
free carving patterns at the WOODCARVER ONLINE MAGAZINE in his "Ol' Don's Drawing Table" feature and on the WOODCARVER'S
PORCH's Patterns pages.
Click here for a sample of
his PATTERN offerings.
One of the most impressive sites Ol' Don has found, for content and design, belongs to fellow carver and friend DONALD MERTZ. You'll be impressed as you peruse all his site has to offer. From his "whittle folk" carvings to the teaching aids you'll be fascinated.
Friends PHIL &
VICKI BISHOP are two of the best when it comes to teaching the traditional
look in carved caricatures. Visit their site for
a wide selection of original Bishop caricature roughouts for your next carving
If they don't have it, you don't need it!! Larry and
Carol's WOODCRAFT SHOP carries
the most complete inventory of tools and materials that Ol' Don has ever seen,
no matter what skill level or type of carving you're interested in. Whether by
mail order or a visit their store in Bettendorf, Iowa, "Big Dog" and "Miss
Carol" will treat you right.
For a taste of what is happening in the "Big Apple", check out CARVING IN NYC .
A good friend and one of the
finest award winning caricature carvers I know has a web site called FANTASY CARVING. If you want
to see a style of caricature carving that impresses Ol' Don, you need to spend
some time perusing the carvings on Floyd's web site!
Looking for a site with a
complete line of woodcarving and wood art related resources North of the border? CHIPPING AWAY is dedicated to
helping beginners and novices in addition to serving veteran carvers.
If you read the
"About Ol' Don" page you know of his interest in Native Americans. Here's
one of the best CARVERS OF INDIANS he's found (he also sells quality carving supplies and roughouts for carvers).
Reproduce your carvings in resin. BODY CASTINGS, Life casting, mold making.
molding materials, casting materials, supplies, books, educational videos and
resources from Environmolds.
For a generous
helping of top quality RELIEF CARVING PATTERNS as well as some in-the-round carving designs, on-line instructions and much, much more,
spend some time at this site.
If you collect CARVING CLUB PATCHES, here's another one for you.