Learn all the steps necessary to create unique carved wooden Christmas tree ornaments. 132 clear color photos illustrate every step for a songbird project and 23 additional patterns, ranging from an American Goldfinch to a Titmouse. Provide new and exciting challenges, including a unique method for attaching the finished songbird to a tree, wreath, or centerpiece. The text includes necessary references for feather parts, types, groupings, and texturing; eye setting or carving; he tools required to successfully complete these projects, and instruction for painting and sealing the completed ornament. Create heirloom decorative songbird ornaments that will pass down through future generations. This book brings challenges for novices and joy for experienced carvers.
This book includes step-by-step instructions on spoon carving, including the complexities of chains, spirals and balls in cages. A practical guide to lovespoon patterns, with notes on their inspiration, and the types of wood chosen. 148pp
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!
over 200 original designs, and easy-to-follow lessons that can be applied to any medium, Great Book of Celtic Patterns begins with an historical perspective before introducing the basics of creating simple knotted lines and twists which form the foundation of Celtic art. In no time, readers will learn how to create their own original designs by adding knots, textures and finials.
Among the most popular of Toms carving books is Tom Wolfe Carves Dragons. From the day it came off the presses Tom has gotten letters asking for a Wizard book to go with it. Well, here it is! These fanciful figures let the imagination run wild. You can make them friendly or sinister, young or old, comic or deadly serious. As a companion piece or by itself, this is an exciting new project for carvers. Lots of patterns along with step-by-step instruction. Enjoy! 64pp