With 65 chip carving free form patterns there is something in this book for everyone: birds, cats, dogs, animals that dont make good pets, nautical motifs, flowers, butterflies, dinosaurs and four more styles of lettering.
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.
The Chipping Away Newsletter was in publication from 1994 until 2002. Over the years we received a great deal of mail: questions, heart warming letters, helpful tips and techniques on everything from carving to finishing, and patterns - lots of patterns. Now it is time to turn the best of it into book form.
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