Welcome to The Woodcarver's Cabin.

Welcome to one of the Internet's first woodcarving sites! Browse through my virtual cabin for woodcarving related articles and projects. You'll find some free patterns here and be sure and check out my workshop. There you'll find several projects with photos showing various stages of completion. The links across the top of the page will take you to the various rooms of "The Woodcarver's Cabin".

Thanks for stopping by and for visiting with me at my cabin. Ya'll come back now!

My Articles In The "Summer 2011" Issue Of Carving Magazine

Have you checked out my articles in the "Summer 2011" issue of "Carving Magazine". The articles are titled, "The Moonshine Man", "Moonshiner's Jug", "The Moonshine Man's Hen", and the "Moonshine Barrel"! If you don't subscribe, the magazine is on sale or can be ordered at Barnes and Nobel or other local book stores.

Keepsake Chests

Above: Three of my Keepsake Chests all carved with the same design. I line some of my Keepsake Chests with aromatic cedar. Sometimes I put a picture or photograph behind framed glass on the inside of the lid.

Above: My Recreation of a Carousel Pig. Took 1st place in Carousel Carvings, Animals, at the 2011 Kansas City Woodcarving Show

Cottonwood Bark Carving

From a piece of cottonwood bark I found along the Missouri River!

Step By Step Project

Here is a really simple project. For this cowboy boot, I like to use basswood, cedar, popular, or pine. Click on the link below or go to my Workshop for the project:
Cowboy Boot Pattern and Project

Various Projects

Go to the "Workshop" to take a look at a variety of projects that I have done over the past couple of years.

Free Patterns

If you are looing for a free woodcarving pattern take a look in my "Library". At this time there are three free patterns located there. These were designed by my son Troy Lawrence and myself. This is copyrighted material and is only for use in creating your own carvings from them. There will be more patterns coming in the near future.

Wood Spirit

Woodcarvings by Mike Lawrence


Ledgend of the Wood Spirit

The Wood Spirit is said to rule the forest. He is very elusive and folks rarely if ever see him. However most feel his presence when walking through a forest alone especially at night. He is a friendly protector to those of good will but can mete out his wrath on the black hearted. He is usually very quiet and still, but sometimes when the wind blows you can hear him whisper and sometimes groan. It is said that anyone who sees him is the lucky one indeed. That person will be blessed with happiness and good fortune.

Above: This is another piece of cottonwood bark I found along the Missouri River. I dried it out and started carving. It took 2nd place in the Bark Carving Category, at the 2011 Kansas City Woodcarving Show

2015 Calendar

Includes my favorite Woodcarving Show dates! Click "HERE" to download and print the calendar!

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