Woodcarving a Christmas Chess Set
Patterns and Instructions for Caricature Carving
It’s the most wonderful game of chess ever!
Perfect for both beginner and advanced woodcarvers, this guide includes simple caricature carving techniques and step-by-step instructions for each piece. With 6 full-size patterns, you’ll carve reindeer knights, Mrs. Claus as Queen, Santa Claus as King, and more! Also included are instructions for finishing and painting your carvings.
Combine your love for chess, Christmas, and woodcarving into one masterpiece!
- Carve a unique chess set in a game of wits where Santa and Mrs. Claus are King and Queen
- 6 full-size caricature patterns, from reindeer knights and elf pawns to North Pole rooks and snowman bishops
- Step-by-step instructions for each piece and simple caricature carving techniques
- Author Dwayne Gosnell is an instructor, award-winning carver, and president of the Catawba Valley Wood Carvers
|Size||8" x 10" x .14"|
Dwayne's enthusiasm for woodcarving shows in his work and provides inspiration for carvers at all levels of ability.Dave Stetson, co-creator and founding member, Caricature Carvers of America
Great book for beginners and experienced carvers. Dwayne's concept of combining holiday themes with chess pieces is an interesting twist for caricatures. [His] directions are easy to understand, his patterns are excellent, and I particularly like his tips on carving the faces. Mr. Gosnell's teaching skills jump right off the pages.Bob Hershey, Caricature Carvers of America
Dwayne Gosnell is a longtime talented caricature carver . . . [he] breaks down the process of carving faces, which most carvers have the greatest difficulty with, in simple steps that are easy to follow. Written in a friendly, straightforward style, it's an easy read. Well-designed and fun pieces are incorporated in a format that not only makes you want to learn the game but also would spur kids to give it a try. Well done, and two thumbs up!Betty Padden, Woodcarving Illustrated contributor and author of Carving & Painting Christmas Ornaments