Tom starts with a sapling straight from the hillside and takes the carver through each step to create a charming cane. He begins with prepping the sapling, helps the reader think through the design of the spirit that will emerge, and explains the various carving techniques that are needed to do the work. Finally he shows the painting and finishing steps, including ways to conceal unexpected problems. Each step is clearly photographed in color, with a concise, easy-to-understand explanation of what is happening and how to do it.
Carve magnificent animal handled canes and walking sticks with power tools. Over 180 color photos and concise informative text take the reader through all the tools, techniques and individual steps. Patterns are provided for 15 cane handle projects: African Elephant, Grizzly Bear, Bighorn Sheep, Bison, Chimpanzee, Draft Horse, Golden Retriever, Ground Hog, King Cobra, Lion, two rabbits, Squirrel, Tiger and a Walrus. 148pp
Discover how to create unique and beautiful canes that will be treasured as useful works of art! Legendary carving artist Lora S. Irish introduces you to all of the essential components and techniques of cane topper carving.