The book is designed to open flat while being used, and the texts point out important details to be observed.36 detailed, full-size, original designs by William Veasey and his students will serve as a guide for carvers who wish to duplicate them and as a stepping-stone for those who want to design their own patterns.
Learn all the steps necessary to create unique carved wooden Christmas tree ornaments. 132 clear color photos illustrate every step for a songbird project and 23 additional patterns, ranging from an American Goldfinch to a Titmouse. Provide new and exciting challenges, including a unique method for attaching the finished songbird to a tree, wreath, or centerpiece. The text includes necessary references for feather parts, types, groupings, and texturing; eye setting or carving; he tools required to successfully complete these projects, and instruction for painting and sealing the completed ornament. Create heirloom decorative songbird ornaments that will pass down through future generations. This book brings challenges for novices and joy for experienced carvers.
This unique book can be appreciate on two levels: first as a step-by-step set of instructions and second as a work of art unto itself. The four songbirds projects featured are Robin, Blue Jay, House Sparrow and the male and female Cardinal. This is a great book and one of Pop's favorites. Hard Cover