Synopses & Reviews
This comprehensive introduction to every essential tool, skill, technique, and style is all that you need to become a truly outstanding craftsman. Start with the basics of chip carving: carved moldings, foliage, and linenfold. Then you carve commonplace objects in high relief--from carving bowls to animals in the round to carving and stylizing the human figure. Finally you create your own abstracts and detailed incised lettering. 192 pages (all in color), 8 1/4 x 11.
“Serves as an introduction to the art...begins with a long look at the craft, plus detailed discussion of tools and selecting wood....Individual chapters are devoted to various types of carving, including foliage, moldings, bowls, animals, human figures, and busts and lettering. Discussion of artistic theory is featured in chapters on stylization and abstract carvings.”—Woodshop News.