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.
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.
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.
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.