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Custom Gunstock Carving

Eck, Philip R.

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ISBN 10: 0811703487 / ISBN 13: 9780811703482
Published by Stackpole Books, 1995., Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1995
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Stated first edition. (ISBN 0-8117-0348-7) Fine tight copy, unread, near fine glossy jacket, very faint scuffs are visible on front and back of jacket when held in a certain light, else fine. This detailed how-to guide covers every aspect of the gunstock carver's art: proper working conditions, tool use and maintenance, design selection, making and transferring patterns, wood preparation and finishing, proper cutting methods, basic and advanced carving techniques, low-relief carving. Fully illustrated exercises teach basic cutting methods, including making crossovers, levels, and basket-weave designs, as well as more advanced techniques: how to carve a oak leaf, dove, and elk designs. Features dozens of ready-to-use patterns and a full-color gallery of finished work. Carving. Bookseller Inventory # ckstta6496

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Title: Custom Gunstock Carving

Publisher: Stackpole Books, 1995., Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

  • Paperback reprint of the popular guide to carving gunstocks
  • Complete coverage of all tools and equipment with detailed explanations of all techniques, illustrated with precise line drawings
  • Extensive gallery of ready-to-use patterns

    Back by popular demand ten years after the publication of the original hardcover, this paperback edition of Custom Gunstock Carving gives in-depth instruction on the cutting and carving techniques that make up the gunstock carver's art--from preparing proper working conditions to selecting a pattern to the cutting itself. Author Phillip R. Eck also discusses using different types of wood, preparing the surface for carving, and locating design sources. Featuring an impressive selection of full-scale patterns, this book is essential for any shooter looking to add a personal touch to his or her weapon.

  • About the Author:

    Phillip R. Eck is a self-taught artist who has been carving gunstocks for more than thirty-five years. A past director of the Maryland Rifle and Pistol Association, he lives in Baltimore.

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