Big Heavy Book packed full of information! Whether you’re a woodworker expanding your talents, a seasoned carver refining your skills, or a beginner newly introduced to this fulfilling craft, this is the only carving book you need. Brimming with expert instruction and nine attractive projects, you’ll learn all the classic carving styles and techniques along with the fundamentals of wood and tool selection, sharpening, creating a workspace, and finishing your completed work. Also included is a complete chapter on power carving. 288pp
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
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
One of the classic titles on woodcarving is now repackaged and available again. It offers the perfect mix of technical knowledge, instruction, creativity, and projects for carvers who wish to master the most popular animal subjects cougars, rabbits, wolves, dogs, whitetail deer, bighorn sheep, wild mustangs, unicorns, and moose.
The humor and clarity of the easy to follow instructions inspires woodworkers to expand the reach of their carving skills.