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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

A couple of years ago, I was asked to work on another project with sculptor Bridgette Mongeon.  You may recall the Best Of Big Taste Trophy I did with her back in May of 2015.  Bridgette is a really interesting artist.  She marries 3D technology with her more traditional hand skills into a very streamlined workflow. […]

This is a fun and simple way to add some dynamics to your lithopane projects. We will split our chosen photograph into multiple tiled pieces and carve them individually. These pieces can then be reassembled into one larger image and displayed. STEP 1 Find a the photo you wish to carve. There are many sources […]

My daughter is a princess. I suspect most fathers feel this way about their daughters, but my daughter is especially a princess, because she is mine. See how that works?  There is a magical moment in a father-daughter relationship, where she asks you to make her something.  What joy!  Being a princess, she wanted to decorate […]

A quick project came up awhile back that I thought was a pretty cool use of my CarveWright.  I play bass guitar with a band and we were discussing ordering a graphic printed bass drum head for this festival we were playing.  We kind of dragged our feet and then there wasn’t enough time to order it. […]

I recently had the opportunity to use Michael Tyler’s (carvebuddy.com) spray paint marbleizing technique he demonstrated at the 2017 CarveWright Conference.  It’s such a fun and easy technique, that I wanted to repost his videos here for everyone to learn. EZ Marbleizing Effect with Spray Paints Reposted from CarveBuddy.com This video demonstrates how to marbleize a wooden […]

October is one of my favorite times of year.  For starters, it’s finally cooling off enough to enjoy being in my shop.  Summer temperatures can go on well into October down here in Houston.  It’s also costume and prop season, which means lots of things to do in my shop.  Halloween driving most of that, but […]

We made a fun project awhile back that I never got around to writing about.  Thankfully, I took photos during the process and I came across them the other day.  Our co-founder, David Jochim, was redoing his back patio and ended up with a lot of weathered redwood from the old decking.  He brought it […]

When I’m working in my shop using my CarveWright, I’ve noticed that I have a set of tools always at hand for easy access. These are things that help me solve normal usage issues. Most of them are obvious, but some may not be, so I’ve put together a top ten list to show you what […]

We’ve been working on a library project for almost 6 years, and it is nearly finished. Earlier this summer at the CarveWright Conference we gave tours and shared some photos in our post-conference blog.  Now, we’ve gathered up photos outlining the progress of this great build to show you some of the steps taken along the […]

Michael Tyler at CarveBuddy.com put together this heart drawing tutorial that is so simple it’s brilliant. Check it out! Source: Draw the “no-brainer” Perfect Heart Shape! | CarveBuddy Draw the “no-brainer” Perfect Heart Shape! A question was posted on the CarveWright User Forum asking how to create a simple closed heart shape. Several answers were suggested […]

I discovered a fun post on the CarveWright Community Forum the other day and thought I’d share it here.  The post was about wearable carvings made with the CarveWright. Even with all the things I’ve seen made over the years, I still get surprised at the versatility and ingenuity of the CarveWright users. Handbags & […]