Synopses & Reviews
From the beginner series that covers every area in woodworking, the best starter information you will ever find! Take the most in-depth, start-from-scratch course to wood carving available. With gentle guidance from two renowned crafts-people and bestselling authors, you'll see how to use the basic tools (gauges, knives, and mallets), and how to keep them in peak condition.
Become familiar with various types of wood and their characteristics -- an A-to-Z guide makes it so easy. Then whittle, incise, chip, and carve your way to wonderful works all your own. Among the fabulous projects that allow you to show off your newfound skills are a rustic stool, a wild fowl decoy, and a ball-in-a-cage puzzle.
..".a fine introduction to the art of woodcarving....Coverage of the basics of trees, wood, and lumber is accomplished quite well. Gentle and practical explanations of the basic tools, safety, carving, and sharpening techniques, in text, line drawings, and photographs, engage the reader. Discussions of more advanced tools and techniques are mentioned....Projects are interesting and require precision and attention, but the results are worth the effort....Well suited to the motivated beginner and useful as a reference point to the occasional but experienced carver. Recommended...."--"Library Journal.
This start-from-scratch guide to woodcarving begins by showing the shape and function of basic tools, including gouges, knives and mallets, and how to look after them. It then familiarizes the reader with various types of wood and their characteristics, and moves on with ideas for projects.