Follow along as Wilbur illustrates how to use historic ornamentation to accent items for your home, like classically carved bookends, an heirloom quality jewelry box, a cabinet for storing CD's and much more. Perfect for the beginner or advanced carver, this book takes you from start to finish with detailed instructions and step-by-step photography.
If you've been wondering where to find inspiration for your next carving project, look no further. This treasure trove of classic designs from internationally recognized artist Lora S. Irish is for you. Inside you'll find 200 original patterns that make wonderful subjects for both relief and power carving. From buffalo to bears, from wood spirits to wild horses, from sailboats to the Statue of Liberty, this wide-ranging collection covers all of today's most popular subjects.
Acclaimed carver and instructor Lora S. Irish takes you step-by-step through simple carvings on a practice board to introduce all of the essential cuts, contouring and smoothing steps used in basic relief woodcarving. You'll learn how to handle your tools, prepare a wood surface, follow a pattern, and apply a finish.
10 original new project patterns are accompanied by clear in-depth instructions and dozens of how-to photographs. Each design is presented both as an outline pattern for tracing directly onto wood, and as a detailed sketch to guide your work. A stunning photo gallery of finished projects is included to offer further inspiration. 128pp
This wonderful collection of inspirational period carving projects ranges from the quick and simple to the long and complex, and caters to hobby carvers of all abilities. The new carver can start with the simplest project and, over a period of time, work through to the intermediate and advanced levels, while experienced carvers will find pieces to challenge and engage them. Each project is designed to capture the spirit and style of a particular period throughout history and at the end of the project the carver will have developed new skills, gained an understanding of another style, and created a carving to proudly display in the home. Projects each have an introduction, setting it in historical context, a tracing pattern, an inspirational photo of the finished carving, and comprehensive, easy to follow step by step instructions and photographs.