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Whittling Flat-Plane Animals: 15 Projects to Carve with Just One Knife

Easy Woodcarving Designs for Reindeer, Bears, Ravens, Hares, and More; Beginner to Intermediate Projects

Author - James Miller
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Featuring 15 wood animal projects that focus on the accessible flat-plane style of wood carving

The approachable method of flat-plane carving is perfect for beginners and experienced carvers alike! Featuring 15 step-by-step projects of wood animals – from hares and rams to bears and reindeer – learn classic, Scandinavian flat-plane techniques, further your skills, and discover a new favorite carving method!

  • 15 step-by-step projects to carve in wood, including ravens, sheep, horses, reindeer, and more
  • Beginner-friendly, the classic Scandinavian flat-plane style is a stylized art form that depends on simplifying shapes and details
  • Approachable projects vary in difficulty from simple to intermediate and can each be accomplished in just a day
  • Author James Miller is an award-winning Scandinavian-style carver and contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated

This easy method of carving is the perfect starting point for beginners to fall in love with woodcarving—or for experienced carvers to try something new!

The approachable method of flat-plane carving is the perfect starting point for beginners to fall in love with woodcarving, or for experienced carvers to try something new! Featuring 15 projects of wood animals focusing on this accessible style of woodcarving, each project includes step-by-step instructions, full-size patterns, a brief overview on the animal’s significance in Scandinavian culture, helpful tips, and more. From hares, ravens, and rams to bears, reindeer, and more, learn classic Scandinavian flat-plane techniques, further your skills, and discover a new favorite carving method! Author James Miller is an award-winning Scandinavian-style carver and a contributor to the acclaimed Woodcarving Illustrated magazine.

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Weight 1.000000
Pages 128
Size 8" x 10"
Author James Miller
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James Miller has been woodcarving since he was 11. He has won numerous awards for his work. James is a member of Vesterheim's Folk Art Apprentice program, which aims to encourage a new generation of folk artists to share their craft with others.

Follow this extraordinary young carver leading us on a parade of animals, birds, and critters as they jump from the page onto your workbench. Harley Refsal, Carving Instructor, Author of Carving Flat-Plane Style Caricatures
The best carving tutorials don't just make you say, Wow, that's impressive; they make you say, I could do that, too. James' book does both, and I recommend it wholeheartedly. Kaylee Schofield, Managing Editor, Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine