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Woodcarving a Christmas Chess Set: Patterns and Instructions for Caricature Carving

Santa & Mrs. Claus as King & Queen, Reindeer Knights, Elf Pawns, Snowman Bishops, and More

Author - Dwayne Gosnell
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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

Great for gifting and even better for playing, combine your love for chess, Christmas, and wood carving into a stunning masterpiece!

Perfect for both beginner and advanced woodcarvers, this guide includes simple caricature carving techniques and step-by-step instructions for each piece. Featuring 6 full-size patterns, you’ll reindeer knights, elf pawns, North Pole rooks, snowman bishops, Mrs. Claus as Queen, and Santa Claus as King! Also included are instructions for finishing and painting your carvings. Woodcarving a Jolly Christmas Chess Set is the ultimate way to spread the holiday cheer into a classic game of chess while building your woodcarving skills! Author Dwayne Gosnell is an award-winning carver and president of the Catawba Valley Wood Carvers, as well as a member of the Caricature Carvers of America, making him the perfect instructor for this exciting new take on a timeless game!

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Weight 0.481250
Pages 0
Size 7.75" x 9.75"
Author Dwayne Gosnell
Region United States
Subscription Length 1 Years
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Dwayne Gosnell began carving as a way to unwind after a long day in law enforcement. An award-winning caricature carver for over 15 years, and President of the Catawba Valley Wood Carvers, Dwayne participates in events and workshops around the country. He resides in Hickory, North Carolina.

Author Dwayne is an award-winning carver and president of the Catawba Valley Wood Carvers who began woodcarving as a creative outlet to unwind after a long day at work in law enforcement. He was recently inducted into the Caricature Carvers of America and conveys a charming and charismatic style to all of his carvings.

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