Synopses & Reviews
From the most basic carving exercises to classic ornamental designs, this skill-building instructional guide provides an interactive overview of basic carving instructions and tools, while progressively offering more complex elements. Techniques such as carving with and against the grain and concave and convex carving are covered. An ornamental carving, the project through which concepts are introduced, can be used to accent any mantel, headboard, or picture frame.
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Learn to carve the architectural ornaments that adorn mantles, seatbacks, archways, and more with this skill-building guide. Beginning with simple exercises such as carving with and against the grain and moving on to more advanced such as carving swoops, swirls and rosettes, the author guides you through the process each step of the way. By working your way through the entire book, you will have skill to carve architectural ornaments with confidence and style.
Inside, you will follow Master carver, Kurt Koch, through a variety of progressive carving exercises - each one designed to teach a specific skill. You will start with simple exercises such as carving with and against the grain, and proceed to the more advanced techniques used to carve an elaborate flower banner. By the time you have completed this book, you will be able to tackle any architectural carving project with skill and confidence.
About the Author
Kurt Koch is a master woodcarver from Germany and the inventor of the Koch Sharpening System. He is the author of many internationally acclaimed books on carving and has produced training videos for beginning and master carvers.
Table of Contents
Getting Started 1 Carving Chart 4 Project One 5 Project Two 12 Project Three 25 Project Four 37 Project Five 45 Project Six 55 Project Seven 64