Making a usable fishing lure from a scrap of wood and some paint is a fun and easy project for anyone who enjoys fishing, carving, or collecting. Award-winning carver and fishing enthusiast Rich Rousseau likes to do them all, so he decided to share his fish-tested designs for creating a variety of fresh and saltwater lures. Divided into three main chapters, Making Wooden Fishing Lures, covers everything from what to know about choosing the right wood, types of lures, extra options to add to a lure, how to dress a hook, and full-sized bonus patterns to help develop skills. Along with the wonderful lures that can be made by hand, there is a full-color gallery of historic and contemporary wooden lures, accompanied by an introduction from top collector Butch Bartz. Rousseau’s love of lure making and fishing in general is evident in the Fun Fish Facts and entertaining stories that are littered throughout.
All of the techniques necessary for capturing the sleek beauty and strength of dolphins and whales in wood are presented here. In direct and basic language and color photographs Dale takes the carver through each step . Woodburning and painting techniques are explored in detail to add life to the work along with helpful mounting hints. 64pp
Learn to create beautiful lovespoons—hand-carved symbols of love and deep affection that have been popular for centuries. With 3 step-by-step projects and 15 original patterns, this book will help you to enjoy this wonderful craft no matter what your carving skill level. Sections on the history of lovespoon carving, selecting woods, using and maintaining tools, applying long-lasting finishes, and customizing your own designs ensure every aspect of your lovespoon carving project goes smoothly. The fascinating history and romantic symbolism of the lovespoon is further complimented by an inspiring gallery of modern and historical pieces carved in a variety of styles. 200pp
The whittled little folk are full of personality - from the Monk, to the Policeman, to the Woodsman-acclaimed artist, Harley Refsal provides patterns and instructions for carving over 20 delightful characters in wood. At the beginning of Whittling Little Folk, readers will find step-by-step carving and painting instructions for a Scandinavian inspired man and woman. Once they have learned to carve these two projects, they will find an additional 20 patterns that can also be created with the same technique and some subtle changes. Each project includes four separate patterns (for each view) and carving/painting notes. Also included is a brief overview of Scandinavian flat-plane style of carving and instructions on how to customize patterns. Click here to purchase basswood cutouts together with the book!