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.
Using found wood such as driftwood, roots, and old beams from barns, Tom leads you through the carving of wonderous, fanciful faces, that are both enchanting and beautiful. Lots of photos as always accompany the instructions. Read more down the page, 66pp