Introduces the new carver to safety considerations, fundamentals of sharpening, tools and three projects: cowboy boot, a dog and 3-piece stylized nativity. Step-by-step photos and text will lead you through an enjoyable experience. 64pp
The ultimate resource for getting started in woodcarving! All you need to start a rewarding hobby in woodcarving is an x acto knife, some wood, and this book by famed woodcarving instructor, Mary Duke Guldan. With illustrated instructions and detailed patterns, this book will guide you through every step. Select from any of the fully detailed projects for carving sun, dogs, cherub and others. Finishing tips are also included.
From simple to more sophisticated techniques, the book includes a broad sampling of creative projects -- with step-by-step instructions and colorful photos that show you how to make each one a work of art. The projects -- designed to give beginners a working knowledge of many carving styles -- become increasingly more challenging as you move through the book. Every piece you create will hone your skills for the projects that follow. As you move from one chapter to the next, you'll learn all the valuable techniques you need to grow as a carver. After a while, you'll gain the confidence to try more complicated projects and experiment with pieces you've dreamed up yourself. 192 pages
Chris's new book has 31 fun and rewarding new whittle projects that are quick and easy to make. With detailed instruction and clear photographs, you will learn how to create useful, decorative and fun objects with amost no expense or training. His tips and techniques make whittling accessible and enjoyable for both novices and experienced carvers.