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.
Bruce shows how to produce finely pierced carvings that let the holiday lights shine through. This book covers everything you need to know to start chip carving. It includes a step-by-step project and 48 patterns that you can start carving right away. These ready-to-use, full-size patterns feature versatile elements that can be re-combined with infinite variations-the only limit is your imagination. Bruce reveals his beautiful techniques for staining the ornaments with water color pencils, and also provides information on creating custom patterns.