Dick started woodworking as a kid in his dad’s basement shop, cutting cartoon characters out of plywood with a scroll saw and painting them.  He took a semester of wood shop in high school, but otherwise was self taught by reading woodworking articles and gradually tackling more complex projects.  He built his shop and skills […]

Special thanks to Michael Tyler of www.carvebuddy.com for providing this content. Welcome! In this month’s Tips & Tricks I’ll demonstrate the function of the group and merge tools while creating a simple trivet layout. Later, you can apply these techniques to designs of your own. Despite its appearance, this trivet design does not require any special jigging […]

It’s costume season again! Last year I was asked to outfit a group of friends with weapons for their Roman god costumes. It was a lot of fun and a huge success. They all loved the weapons so much, they asked me to do it again this year for their barbarian/viking theme. I gladly accepted […]

Written by: Connie Ratisseau Brent Hutchinson of Springtown, TX began his CarveWright experience the way many other customers have done. He bought his first machine in July of 2012 for a specific job, which he had been “almost guaranteed”. As a CarveWright employee, it always scares me when someone has a deadline before they ever […]

Adapted from Tips & Tricks by Ken Johnson (DocWheeler). What Is A Carving Jig? A carving jig is a constructed piece that holds your carving material in place while carving. A carving jig should: Hold the material to be carved firmly in position and under the rollers. Have a bottom board that has parallel sides and […]

Written by: Joe Lovchik My journey with guitars started when I was 15.  I, of course, wanted to be a rock star. I already had some musical training, starting with piano at age 6, and moving to saxophone in middle school.  I never got excited about these instruments like I did the guitar though.  I taught […]

Written by: Connie Ratisseau After developing a serious medical condition that made Michael Aimino’s twenty-seven year 9-5 software development career too difficult, he began to look for a new way to keep him busy and productive while having the time to tend to his health issues.  Woodworking had long been a hobby of his, building […]

Adapted from Tips & Tricks by Michael Tyler of www.CarveBuddy.com Let’s continue last month’s Tips article by covering a few more “essentials” that everyone should know.   Backing-Up Your Favorites Folder It’s always a good idea to back-up important files so that you can recover from “unexpected events” concerning your computer. We can’t even count the […]

Adapted from Tips & Tricks by Michael Tyler of www.CarveBuddy.com This article willl focus on a some basic things that will come in mighty handy for our “new-carvers”.  Your CarveWright manual, Learning Guide, the users forum, carvaholics facebook group, and the searchable support pages, have a lot of great information and if the instructions are followed closely, […]

Like most “Creatives”, Jeremy Harmon’s talents spill over into many different mediums and utilize various tools to see their visions come to life. In 2014, he added a CarveWright to his tool set. Already a woodworker building new furniture from reclaimed materials and repurposing old furniture, Jeremy was eager to see what the CarveWright could […]

By Chris Rawls Edited by Joe Lovchik Chris Rawls is one of the engineers who has been with the company since the beginning.  He’s tested and helped develop every piece of the CarveWright machine and knows it upside down and backwards.  Every now and then, he even gets a chance to make something with it, […]

The 2018 CarveWright Conference: Back to Basics Boot Camp wrapped up Saturday evening with the customary library tours and revelry at the BBQ. It seemed like a pretty intense audience year, at least from my point of view teaching. I don’t think I’ve seen a group of people hungrier to learn in all my years […]

The annual CarveWright Conference brings together some of the best CarveWright system talents to share their knowledge and expertise with a hands-on audience.  The three days of the conference are filled with live tutorials, demonstrations, and a lot of question and answer.  These individuals can answer all, and ensure you leave well equipped and excited […]

This tutorial is originally from Michael Tyler’s (carvebuddy.com) 2014 CarveWright Conference presentation.  He wowed us with this fun technique and supplied a how-to tutorial for all the attendees.  It has since become one of the most popular uses of the CarveWright Rotary Jig.  Michael will be back again at this year’s Conference in June, so […]

Customer Spotlight – Sharon Berrum Written by: Connie Ratisseau Sharon Berrum first spotted a CarveWright (actually, a CompuCarve) at a Sears store near her Central Oregon home in 2007.  As an avid dollmaker, her first thought was that it would keep her husband occupied, so that she could dedicate more time to her sewing. Once they […]