Wood Carving Basics

Wood Carving Basics

Book - 2008
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Carving is an area of woodworking that has wide appeal and can start as simply as whittling figures with a pocket knife. Since the cost of entry is so low, many people are willing to give it a try. But some people are put off by the conflicting information about what tools to buy, how to sharpen them, and by the bewildering range of carving styles. This book, with its common-sense approach to tools and sharpening, and its broad survey of the many styles is the perfect introduction for the novice carver. The projects will help the beginner become familiar with the tools and learn skills while trying a variety of carving styles to see which suits him best. The projects range from the traditional to the contemporary and reflect the tastes of today's woodcarvers.

Publisher: Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, c2008
ISBN: 9781561588886
Branch Call Number: 731.462 Sab
Characteristics: 187 p. : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Ghaffari, Kam
Alternative Title: Taunton's wood carving basics


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Jan 28, 2013

While it doesn't delve too deeply into any one subject, this book does an excellent job of covering the basic types and aspects of wood carving. Procedures are illustrated and described clearly, and there are plenty of close-up photographs for each step of the work involved. Starting tool selection and sharpening are also covered. The book an easy-to-read, yet fairly comprehensive, introduction to the subject.

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