Expert Techniques and 50 All-Time Favorite Projects
In this collection of the best chip carving projects from the pages of Woodcarving Illustrated, both beginner and experienced chip carvers will find this book a useful reference. Whether you are looking to make a decorative accent for your home such as a charming teapot clock, or a personalized gift like a beautiful wedding plate, the variety of projects presented will provide you with inspiration.
Chip Carving Workshop takes you through all of the essential chip carving techniques, from tool sharpening and preparation to hand positions, chip cutting, and finishing. You’ll discover how to use both geometric shapes and free form designs to create wonderfully detailed patterns. Practice projects will have you decorating household items and creating artistic pieces in a variety of original designs. Hope chests, wooden spoons, jewelry chests, clocks, candle plates, serving trivets and decorative plaques are just a few ideas for your new chip carving skills. 96pp
This 96 page book by noted chip carver and instructor Dennis Moor will introduce you to this timeless craft that is easy to learn and produces beautiful, ornate results. In his engaging and accessible teaching style, Dennis outlines the basics of wood selection, tools, and sharpening plus layout, lettering, and finishing. His techniques will have you decorating household items and creating artistic pieces in a variety of designs. Seven enjoyable and useful projects are perfect for practicing your techniques as you master this classic art form: Napkin Holder; Plant Box; Letter Holder; Trinket Box; Tissue Box Holder; Mailbox; Cheese and Cracker Tray. 96pp
Listen to Dr. John L. Hunsucker, of Texas: I have been a chip carver for at least 40 years. Bought a copy of your book several years ago. Without a doubt, this is the single best reference for chip carving that I have ever seen. Even an old dog can learn new tricks from your book and it seems to hit just the right level for beginning carvers.
Over 45 new patterns and borders accompany projects like key racks, picture frames, various boxes, serving tray, clock frames, etc. There are lots of photographs of the finished projects which you can be used as references too! As well as the patterns, we have included some helpful tips on choosing the wood and how to transfer the pattern onto your work. 60pp