Synopses & Reviews
Using a minimum of tools, anyone can quickly create beautiful carvings. Exquisite patterns, lettering styles, and designs for jewelry boxes, humidors, chair backs, buttons, shingles, more. Many photos, patterns, diagrams. “The very best in decorative taste.”—Popular Woodworker.
“The most informative book ever... Beautifully illustrated.”—Chip Chats.
Shows how to carve geometric patterns into furniture and wooden utensils, discusses knife sharpening, carving techniques, and woods, and looks at patterns, lettering, and historical designs.
Originally a folk art used to decorate every wooden object around the house and barn, chip carving gets its name from the process in which the carver "chips" away precise, regular pieces of wood, leaving a design cut into a flat wood surface. Requiring a minimum of tools--two knives, sharpening stones, inexpensive wood--anyone can do it. Here 160 close-up photos demonstrate the process and projects.