Instead of wood, Tom uses sweet potatoes, which are firm enough to take the knife, and inexpensive enough to take a mistake or two. That makes them the perfect medium and as they dry and wizen, they take on wrinkles and twists that give them surprising and delightful character. Try it ~ its fun! 64pp
Mike Shipley introduces you to a whole clan of colorful backwoods characters from his native Ozarks. Whether you're a beginner just learning to whittle, or an old hand looking for some new ideas, this book delivers plenty of fun, inspiration, and satisfaction. More than 100 step by step color photographs guide you through whittling, painting, and staining.
All twelve projects feature distinctive patterns with easy to follow cut lines. Whittling Country Folk, Revised Edition also provides valuable "Getting Started" advice on tools, sharpening, wood, and safety, as well as humorous down home tales about each friendly country character. 87 pages
With easy to follow, step-by-step instructions, Tom helps the carver bring the classic ballplayer out of a block of wood. Each cut is illustrated with a colour photograph. Fun! 64pp THIS BOOK IS DISCONTINUED AND THE PRICE SHOWN IS APPROXIMATELY 30% OFF THE LIST PRICE.
A brand new book where Tom concentrates on the caricature head by carving busts. About 8" tall, these carvings give plenty of room for detail and allow the carver to explore new ways of giving expression to their work. 64pp