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
Learn to whittle 12 whimsical woodland creatures with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-use patterns in Woodcarving the Country Bear and His Friends. Not quite caricature, but not realistic either, these humorous bears, moose, rabbits and beavers are easy and enjoyable to make. Each fun project features full color photos from 4 angles, in-progress shots, detailed patterns, and paint color recommendations. Also provides a complete overview of tools, plus carving and painting tips.
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