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
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.
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