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The Complete Book of Woodcarving: Everything You Need to Know to Master the Craft

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The Complete Book of Woodcarving: Everything You Need to Know to Master the Craft

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Whether you're a woodworker expanding your talents, a seasoned carver refining your skills, or a beginner newly introduced to this fulfilling craft, this is the only carving book you need. Brimming with expert instruction and eight attractive projects, you'll learn all the classic carving styles and techniques.

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Whether you're a woodworker expanding your talents, a seasoned carver refining your skills, or a beginner newly introduced to this fulfilling craft, this is the only carving book you need. Brimming with expert instruction and eight attractive projects, you'll learn all the classic carving styles and techniques. From making the first cut to applying the finish, this comprehensive resource covers every aspect of woodcarving. Everything is here for the beginning or advanced woodcarver, from choosing the appropriate wood; setting up a shop, selecting, using and sharpening tools; and performing all the fundamental techniques, such as the push cut, pull cut, stop cut and slicing cut. Every general carving style -- from classical to whimsical to rustic -- is detailed, as are the basic steps of power carving. Eight projects designed to help newer woodcarvers build proficiency are included along with the plans for the rocking horse featured on the cover. Best of all, a handy resource section and a glossary round out this fully illustrated, must-have resource for all woodcarvers. Inside The Complete Book of Woodcarving: A History of Woodcarving, Types of Carvings, Wood for Carving, Carving Tools, Carving Accessories, Sharpening Your Tools, Tool Practice, Getting Started, Painting & Finishing, Step-by-Step Projects: Stylised Bird, Snowman, Flower Relief Carving, Stylized Cat, Acanthus, Chip Carved Star, Pierced Relief Horse Heads. Everett Ellenwood is an award-winning carver, specializing in carving realistic human faces. A number of his carvings have won Best of Show awards and many have been published in various woodcarving magazines. Everett has been a woodcarver for over 40 years and for the past 30 years he has taught all levels of carving from beginners to advanced throughout the United States.

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ISBN 9781565232921
Author Everett Ellenwood
Book Type Paperback, 288 pages, Full-colour photos
Book Dimensions 280 x 216mm
Published June 2008
© 2018 Fox Chapel Publishers International Ltd. trading as Old Pond Publishing. All Rights Reserved.