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Woodcarving a Halloween Chess Set

Patterns and Instructions for Caricature Carving Dracula King, Frankenstein Bishop, Werewolf Knight, Witch Queen, Spooky Mummy Pawns, & More

Author - Dwayne Gosnell
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Combine your love for chess, Halloween, and woodcarving into one masterpiece!

Carve one incredibly creepy masterpiece project! Perfect for both beginner and advanced woodcarvers, this guide includes simple caricature carving techniques and step-by-step instructions for each Halloween-themed chess piece. With 6 full-size patterns, you’ll carve werewolf knights, a witch as Queen, Dracula as King, and many more! Also included are instructions for finishing and painting your carvings.

  • Carve a unique chess set in a game of wits where Dracula is King and a Witch is Queen
  • 6 full-size caricature patterns, from werewolf knights and mummy pawns to coffin rooks and Frankenstein 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

Woodcarve—and play chess—in a way you never have efore! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced carver, Woodcarving a Halloween Chess Set is perfect for anyone looking to try something new while building skills. Starting with an overview on the basic tools and techniques for carving eyes and noses, this one-of-a-kind guide goes on to feature step-by-step instructions, coordinating photography, paint keys, finishing tips, and full-size patterns for six Halloween-themed chess pieces. From werewolf knights and mummy pawns to a witch as queen and Dracula as king, you’ll delight in learning to carve the spookiest battle of wits ever!

Combine your love for chess, Halloween, and woodcarving into one incredible masterpiece!

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 werewolf knights, mummy pawns, coffin rooks, Frankenstein bishops, a witch as Queen, and Dracula as King! Also included are instructions for finishing and painting your carvings. Build your woodcarving skills as you carve and ultimately play the coolest (and creepiest) game of chess ever! Author Dwayne Gosnell is an award-winning carver, president of the Catawba Valley Wood Carvers, and a member of the Caricature Carvers of America, making him the perfect instructor for this exciting new take on a timeless game!

Woodcarving a Halloween Chess Set is the ultimate way to spread the spooky Halloween vibe into a classic game of chess while also building your carving skills!

More Information
Weight 0.481250
Pages 96
Size 8" x 10" x .14"
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.

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