Beginner carvers are presented with jargon-free instructions for eight skill-building projects in this copiously illustrated guide to carving in the round without a bandsaw. An introductory section acquaints novices with the art of carving and includes information on tool selection and sewing a carving tool kit and apron while shaded patterns help identify which areas of the wood block need to be cut. Since terms are clearly defined, no previous carving knowledge is needed to complete the introductory candlestick-making project and the basic carving skills learned while crafting the candlestick are built upon in the remaining seven tasks, making the projects a rewarding experience.
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Number of pages: 152
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 13 mm
Cyndi Joslyn's Easy Woodcarving: Simple Techniques for Carving & Painting Wood, comes from a woodcarving teacher and offers beginners important steps to learning the easy art of woodcarving. Such an audience will learn from patterns incorportated into the instruction book, and will receive step-by-step, photo-enhanced coverage for all simple shapes. Woodworking libraries - especially those strong on wood crafts for novices - need this approach.