The Modern Book of Whittling and Woodcarving

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9780070626690: The Modern Book of Whittling and Woodcarving

THE MODERN BOOK OF WHITTLING AND WOODCARVING is an invaluable source book for the established craftsman as well as the would-be carver and whittler--a volume that can be followed detail by detail or that can serve as an endlessly fascinating point of departure for those who want their instructions clear and their imaginations unfettered.

This book provides a wealth of information on the kinds and characteristics of woods and how to select them, what to do about cracks, how to repair broken carvings, and tricks that can be played with wet wood. Nor are other materials ignored: plastic foam, soapstone, bone, ivory, stones and shells. And there are tips on carving tools and accessories, how to sharpen tools, and the different kinds of finishes best suited to a desired effect. Here too are a dazzling array of designs for objects small and large--from lapel pins to rocking chairs. Taken together, these designs are a stunning collection in themselves as well as a lively stimulus to mastery of one of the world's oldest and most satisfying crafts.

Over 1,000 patterns; comprehensive instructional drawings, all done to scale; coherent, brief "how-to" descriptions; black and white photos; and all designs are gathered from all over the world!

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