Wood Carving Basics

February 19, 2008|
Wood Carving Basics by David Sabol
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Carving is an area of woodworking that has wide appeal and can start as simply as whittling figures with a pocket knife. Since the cost of entry is so low, many people are willing to give it a try. But some people are put off by the conflicting information about what tools to buy, how to sharpen them, and by the bewildering range of carving styles. This book, with its common-sense approach to tools and sharpening, and its broad survey of the many styles is the perfect introduction for the novice carver. The projects will help the beginner become familiar with the tools and learn skills while trying a variety of carving styles to see which suits him best. The projects range from the traditional to the contemporary and reflect the tastes of today's woodcarvers.
1) Introduction2) Getting Started-recommended tools and suggested woods3) Sharpening and tool care4) Knife carving5) Relief carving6) Sign carving7) Chip carving8) Carving in the round-human figures and caricatures9) Painting10) Wildlife11)Power carving12)Carving wet or "green" wood13)Bark carving14)Design and composition
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Title:Wood Carving Basics
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:192 pages, 10.88 X 8.5 X 0.41 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 10.88 X 8.5 X 0.41 in
Published:February 19, 2008
Publisher:Taunton Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781561588886

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