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Here's My Woodcarving!

by Elizabeth Anderson
Concord, Illinois

My husband Ed and I have lived and worked on the family farm for over 35 years. My creations originate from the resources of the farm, and include one-of-a-kind woodcarvings, prairie grass weavings and many unique artworks.

My most recent woodcarving is that of a mammoth. For a woodcarving, it is indeed mammoth in size (20" tall x 30" long x 12" wide) and was created from 15 walnut pieces from a fallen log. The tusks are made from deer antlers. The antlers determined the carving dimensions, and I did research in order to make the mammoth's shape anatomically accurate.

I'm currently working on a life-size chicken.

Mammoth Glue-up

Mammoth in progress

View of mammoth tusks

Closeup of mammoth eye

Mammoth near completion

You can email Elizabeth at More of her work can be viewed at

Would you like to see your carvings in this column? We invite you to SEND US PHOTOS of your favorite woodcarving projects along with captions and a brief history of your woodcarving. (Email photos at 800x600 resolution.) Receive a $50 store gift card if we show your carving work in a future issue!

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