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
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.