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Cane Topper Woodcarving

Projects, Patterns, and Essential Techniques for Custom Canes and Walking Sticks

Author - Lora S. Irish
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Discover how to create unique and beautiful canes that will be treasured as useful works of art. Legendary carving artist Lora S. Irish introduces you to all of the essential components and woodcarving techniques of cane topper carving in this comprehensive guide with 4 step-by-step projects and 6 joinery methods.
Discover how to create unique and beautiful canes that will be treasured as useful works of art! Legendary carving artist Lora S. Irish introduces you to all of the essential components and techniques of cane topper carving in this comprehensive guide. Chock full of important tips and tricks, Cane Topper Woodcarving will teach you how to take full advantage of this fun and rewarding carving genre. With step-by-step projects, ready-to-use patterns, and beautiful color photographs, Lora provides expert advice on sourcing, carving, joinery, finishing, customization, and more. - Expert advice on carving expressive cane toppers from basswood blocks. - Guide to basic cane construction techniques. - 4 detailed step-by-step tutorials for creating expressive canes. - 6 joinery methods for strong and durable joints between cane topper and staff. - How to source and prepare staffs from found wood. - Tips for adding joint covers, hand grips, and custom features.
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Weight 1.250000
Pages 176
Size 8" x 10" x .41"
Author Lora S. Irish
Region United States
Subscription Length 1 Years
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Lora S. IrishInternationally known artist Lora S. Irish is the author of more than 30 woodcarving, pyrography, and craft pattern books.

Her books include Great Book of Carving Patterns, World Wildlife Patterns for the Scroll Saw, The Art and Craft of Pyrography, Relief Carving the Wood Spirit, Great Book of Celtic Patterns, and many more. Winner of the Woodcarver of the Year award, Lora is a frequent contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated and Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazines.

Working from her rural mid-Maryland home studio, Lora is always exploring new crafts and hobbies, including wire jewelry, metal sheet jewelry, piece patch and appliqué quilting, gourd carving, gourd pyrography, and leather crafts.

Cane Topper Woodcarving is a unique, fun, and thoroughly woodworker friendly addition to personal, professional, and community library woodworking instructional reference collections. Midwest Book Review
There doesn't seem to be a medium that Lora Irish hasn't mastered or a technique she hasn't tried. Pyrography Online
ora Irish possesses a great ability to research any given subject matter and write about it in a clear and concise manner... she influences many aspiring artists and craftsmen. Shawn Cipa, author of Carving Fantasy & Legend Figures in Wood