Complete Book of Woodcarving, The
Everything You Need to Know to Master the Craft
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Whether you're a woodcarver expanding your talents, a seasoned carver refining your skills, or a beginner newly introduced to this fulfilling craft, this is the only carving book you need. Brimming with expert instruction and 8 attractive step-by-step woodcarving projects, you'll learn all the classic carving styles and techniques along with the fundamentals of wood and tool selection, sharpening, creating a workspace, and finishing your completed work. Also included is a complete chapter on power carving.
From making the first cut to applying the finish, this comprehensive resource covers every aspect of woodcarving. Everything is here for the beginning or advanced woodcarver, from choosing the appropriate wood; setting up a shop, selecting, using, and sharpening tools; and performing all the fundamental techniques, such as the push cut, pull cut, stop cut, and slicing cut. Every general carving style -- from classical to whimsical to rustic -- are detailed, as are the basic steps of power carving. Eight step-by-step projects designed to help newer woodcarvers build proficiency are included along with the plans for the rocking horse featured on the cover. Best of all, a handy resource section and a glossary round out this fully illustrated, must-have resource for all woodcarvers.
|Size||8.5" x 11" x .70"|
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