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.
Create beautiful, natural looking wildfowl cane handles with power tools. Included in this book are 145 clear photographs illustrating each step. Instructions are provided for procuring, sizing, and fastening shafts to the finished handles. 64pp