Pye’s conversational teaching style will encourage you as you follow the step-by-step instructions and work on a number of motifs, as well as projects for low, high, and pierced relief, and in-the-round.
With the help of Chris Pye, you’ll learn to carve: – Four types of molding – A beautiful koi project in three levels of relief carving – A realistic baseball cap in-the-round – A charming wren in-the-round
Master the old-fashioned craft of whittling with this easy-to-learn beginner's guide. Even if you've never carved a piece of wood before, Old Time Whittling will show you how to create iconic whittling classics like the wooden chain, ball-in-a-cage, arrow-through-the-heart, and more. Woodcarving instructor and author Keith Randich takes you step-by-step through 10 projects, with concise instructions and more than 50 photographs and diagrams. 32pp
12 leading woodcarvers share their expertise in the Complete Starter Guide to Whittling. They present 24 easy whittling projects that you can make in just a weekend, complete with step-by-step instructions, how-to photographs, ready-to-carve patterns, and helpful tips. Start off with fast and fun projects that build confidence and teach fundamental carving techniques, like a simple flying propeller or a 5-minute owl. Then move on to create whittled wonders like a musical frog or a slingshot.
You'll learn how to whittle complex designs in easy steps, so that you'll soon be carving attention-getting favorites like chain links or the classic ball-in-a-cage. 96pages
Chris's first book was such a huge success, a 2nd edition has been printed bringing you even more excitement with twig whittling. Chris was a real hit at the 2004 Carver's Conference and this new book is sure to get you hooked on this quick, fun, and easy carving style. Grab your pocket knife, a couple of twigs right off the tree in your yard and you will be making delightful little roosters, wildfowl, flowers, and more. What a great carving style that 'travels easy' and is a hit where ever it goes. 68pp