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You can whittle just about anything the only limit is your imagination. It s so easy to get started in this relaxing and rewarding hobby. All you need is a knife, a twig, and this book We ve assembled a team of 12 leading woodcarvers to bring you a complete starter guide to whittling. They present 24 easy whittling projects that you can make in just a weekend, complete with step-by-step instructions, how-to photographs, ready-to-carve patterns, and helpful tips.Start off with fast and fun projects that build confidence and teach fundamental carving techniques, like a simple flying propeller or a 5-minute owl. Then move on to create whittled wonders like a musical frog or a slingshot. We show you how to whittle complex designs in easy steps, so that you ll soon be carving attention-getting favorites like chain links or the classic ball-in-a-cage."
Best of Woodcarving Illustrated: Chip Carving will take you on a journey into this old-world art form that originated in Europe and is still thriving today thanks to artisans like Roger Nancoz, Barry McKenzie, Dennis Moor, Tom Douglas, and Darrell Janssen. You'll discover patterns, tips and techniques from these experts, as well as a beautiful gallery of their work to spur your imagination for your own creations. In this collection of the best chip carving projects from the pages of Woodcarving Illustrated, both beginner and experienced chip carvers will find this book a useful reference. Whether you are looking to make a decorative accent for your home such as a charming teapot clock, or a personalized gift like a beautiful wedding plate, the variety of projects presented will provide you with inspiration. With carvers being more inventive in their approaches to chip carving, the art form has come a long way over the years. This book will introduce you to the methods, styles and signature works of these trendsetters that are easy to follow. Covering everything from what is chip carving through ways to finish and enhance your piece, this book is a must for every chip carvers library.
Caricature Carving contains a collection of 30 of the best caricature carving projects from the pages of Woodcarving Illustrated. The book delves into the realm of comic expressionism thanks to artists like Pete LeClair, Ross Oar, Phil Bishop and Arnold Smith.Discover fun projects, tips and techniques from these experts, as well as a gallery of their work to spur the imagination for unique creations. A plethora of amusing figures such as Vikings, bears, gnomes, sports figures and cowboys are presented to provide inspiration.Each figure reflects the carver's own distinct sense of humour and is guaranteed to make you smile! Thanks to the step-by-step instructions and clear diagrams, beginner and experienced caricature carvers will find this book a useful reference.
A smooth piece of wood, some sharp carving tools and the 37 tried-and-true relief woodcarving projects and patterns from the archives of Woodcarving Illustrated, are all that is needed for this popular form of artistic expression. By following the step-by-step instructions, woodcarvers can create everything from trivets and clocks, to signs and mantels in wood, or adapt some of the many patterns to create their own projects. Relief Woodcarving Projects & Techniques also features a stunning gallery of work. Readers will gain expert information, insight, and inspiration from today's top relief carvers, including Lora S. Irish, Kathy Wise, Jim Dupont, Cyndi Joslyn, Frederick Wilbur, Mary-Ann Jack-Bleach, Floyd Truitt, and Bob Duncan. Join them as they create an assortment of compelling carvings, in a variety of skill levels, for the home and beyond.
Take Your Carving to the Next Level with the Speed and Control of Power Tools If you've been thinking about trying your hand at power carving, or are looking to expand your power carving skills, this collection of the best power carving projects and articles from the pages of Woodcarving Illustrated is exactly what you need. Featuring a stunning gallery of work and a complete buyer's guide, and covering everything from the basics of safety to the strategy for texturing feathers, this book offers expert information, insight, and inspiration from today's top power carvers, including Frank Russell, Jack Kochan, Lori Corbett, and Kenny Vermillion. The professional advice and the sheer beauty of these 16 projects make this a "must-have" reference for any power carver. Woodcarving Illustrated is the leading how-to magazine for woodcarvers and features original patterns, helpful tips, and expert techniques from today's top woodcarving artists along with stunning projects that inspire the imagination. Featuring 16 projects from the pages of Woodcarving Illustrated, crafters will learn all about the various benefits of carving with power tools and how to master this technique. Additional information about power units, hand pieces, carving burs, materials shopping, and maintenance advice, as well as the particular techniques associated with each type of tool is included. Additional lessons are given on detailing more intricate pieces, such as bird feathers and animal fur. Illuminated by color photography, each project includes step-by-step instructions and original pattern designs for a black bear, an oak leaf pin, a buck with antlers, an assortment of birds, a house sign, a folk art Santa Claus, and an engraved gunstock. The popular wood artists that contributed projects to this resource include Frank Russell, Jack Kochan, David Sabol, Lori Corbett, Ed Priby, and Bill Janney.
These top Santa patterns featured in "Woodcarving Illustrated" provide readers with four step-by-step tutorials and 20 additional Santa patterns from today's top artists. With a history of the origin of Santa Claus, as well as the subtleties in Santa's appearance throughout different parts of the world, this crafter's companion includes stylistic carvings that range from whimsical caricatures to classic Kris Kringle depictions. An ideal holiday handbook, readers will also find painting and finishing tips to add creative and unique touches to each carving. And as a bonus, the cover Santa from the premiere issue of "Woodcarving Illustrated" - out-of-print and now a collector's item - is included.
This guidebook provides woodworkers with all they need to know to create a safe and organised workshop and prepare and employ various tools. It features information on everything from getting the maximum life out of tools to step-by-step instructions on the principles of sanding, finishing, and much more. The trusted contributors include Roger Schroeder, Lora Irish and Jack Kochan. Compiled from the best tips and tricks from the pages of "Woodcarving Illustrated", this guidebook provides woodworkers with all they need to know to create a safe and organised workshop and prepare and employ various tools. Essays and instruction from such trusted contributors as Roger Schroeder, Lora Irish and Jack Kochan share everything about mallets, v-tools and getting the maximum life out of carving tools. Also included are step-by-step instructions explaining the principles of sanding, finishing, gluing, clamping, and much more. The woodcarver's budget is also addressed, in such chapters as 'Poor Man's Dust Collector'.
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