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  Art & Technique of Scandinavian-Style Woodcarving By Harley Refsal

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Art & Technique of Scandinavian-Style Woodcarving By Harley Refsal

Art Technique of Scandinavian-Style Woodcarving By Harley Refsal. Step-by-Step Instruction Patterns for 40 Flat-Plane Carving ProjectsHarley Refsal an internationally recognized carver who has been decorated by the King of Norway for his contributions to Norwegian culture shows you how to create many of your own Scandinavian style, flat-plane carvings. With Refsal's step-by-step instructions plus a knife and a gouge or two you will learn to bring to life a traditional figure and a Dalecarlian horse. In addition, more than 40 other figure patterns-from a school teacher to a bird watcher and a leprechaun to a rooster are included. Clear directions, front and side-view patterns, and step-by-step photographs show you exactly how to make a few simple, well-placed cuts, leaving large flat planes intact on the wood-carved figure. You will be delighted with the way figures come to life with a charming, folk-art personality. Art and Technique of Scandinavian Style Woodcarving is filled with extras including: A history of Scandinavian woodcarving from the days of the Vikings to the modern age Photographs and illustrations of ancient wooden stave churches, domestic buildings, and medieval decorative pieces Biographies of the greatest 19th and 20th century Scandinavian figure carvers, plus photographs of their work More than 50 Scandinavian patternsThis is the ideal figure carver's handbook that will be enjoyed by both beginning and advanced carvers. Page Count: 144 Size: 8.5" X 11" inches Type: Soft Cover
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  Art of Whittling By Walter L Faurot

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Art of Whittling By Walter L Faurot

Art of Whittling By Walter L Faurot. One of the earliest guides to traditional whittling, this reprint of a 1930s classic preserves all of the original projects and text. This manual is still sought after by whittlers because it explains how to carve many items popular in American tramp art and more complicated items that are not included in most whittling books, such as continuous wooden chains, hand tools, puzzles, balls inside spirals, swivels, entwined hearts, and buildings inside bottles. Page Count: 90 Size: 6" X 9" inches Type: Soft Cover
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  Basic Chip Carving with Pam Gresham

Basic Chip Carving with Pam Gresham

A method of study that will allow the beginner to learn the fundamentals of chip carving, and help the more advanced carver to hone their skills. The ordered exercises will build your skill and knowledge of chip carving, beginning with the most basic cuts and following through to the most difficult. This book studies in depth the fundamental techniques of chip carving. It progresses from the easiest to the hardest cuts. It includes designs and projects after each exercise, helping to keep the reader enthusiastic throughout the learning process. This is a book that really gets down to the basics. People want to know exactly how to execute each cut and they need a reference book to turn to when they are having difficulty with a certain type of cut. This is the book! ISBN0887404987 Suggested Retail Price $14.95
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  Carving Boots and Shoes With Larry Green

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Carving Boots and Shoes With Larry Green

Working as a part time wood carver at the Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, Larry Green often has the opportunity to demonstrate carving to visitors from around the nation. hardly a day goes by without at least one visitor asking, "Why carve shoes?" The main reason, according to Larry, is the challenge of transforming a block of wood into a boot or shoe, giving it a unique design, character and personality. The shoes become works of art to which most people can relate. With step-by-step, color illustrated instructions, Larry gets the reader started on the "right foot." Five boot and shoe projects are described in detail, including a baby shoe, a work book, a cowboy boot, a "Storm" boot, and a ski boot. ISBN: 0-88740-390-5
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  Carving Egg Animals by Mary Finn

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Carving Egg Animals by Mary Finn

Carving Egg Animals by Mary (Photography by Donna Baker). Accomplished carver and teacher Mary Finn shows how to create all kinds of charming animals, each "born" from a commercially available wooden egg. Egg animals can come out of the egg in any direction and can be made standing, sitting, or lying down. Here, step by step instructions and color photography illustrate carving techniques for a crouching rabbit, sitting bear, chubby pig, and fire-breathing dragon. Readers will learn how to orient the egg, establish the basic outline, complete eyes, ears, feet, and other details, and paint the finished animal. These projects require only minimal working space and are great for those with limited access to saws or other large equipment. Each egg has the potential to become a favorite pet, a wild animal, or an imaginative character, and all provide lots of fun and enjoyment for the carver. ISBN: 0764314157 Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 185 color photos Pages: 48 Binding: Soft Cover
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  Carving Faces Workbook Learn to Carve Facial Expressions with the Legendary Harold Enlow By Harold Enlow

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Carving Faces Workbook Learn to Carve Facial Expressions with the Legendary Harold Enlow By Harold Enlow

Carving Faces Workbook Learn to Carve Facial Expressions with the Legendary Harold Enlow By Harold Enlow. Follow along as Harold Enlow, one of America's foremost caricature carvers, teaches you how to carve faces with life and expression. Enlow shares his woodcarving tips and techniques that make his carvings stand-out in this information packed book. Inside Carving Faces Workbook, woodcarvers will learn to carve the female face, a cowboy face, a Native American face, and a Santa face, along with facial features like eyes, lips, nose, hair, and ears. Page Count: 144 Size: 7.5" X 9" inches Type: Soft Cover
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  Carving The Old Woman's Shoe With Larry Green

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Carving The Old Woman's Shoe With Larry Green

A Mother Goose nursery rhyme comes to life when you open the Pages of Carving The Old Woman's Shoe. With over 20 years of shoe carving experience, Larry's step-by-step instructions will lead you through carving his concept of this famous shoe. He even wrote his own poem. He helps you construct a scene for the shoe with a carved yard and flowers carved from round toothpicks! The book gives suggestions on tools which you will need and provides complete instructions on painting and finishing the shoe. The patterns and full-color photos combine to make this an excellent instructional book. Larry's first book, Carving Boots and Shoes has helped many carvers to get started on the "right foot" in their boot and shoe carving. ISBN: 0-88740-603-3
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  Chris Pye's Woodcarving Course & Reference Manual By Chris Pye

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Chris Pye's Woodcarving Course & Reference Manual By Chris Pye

Chris Pye's Woodcarving Course Reference Manual By Chris Pye. A Beginner's Guide to Traditional TechniquesThe first step into a new craft can be overwhelming: Where to start? What tools to buy? What projects to begin with? Thanks to author and internationally acclaimed woodcarver Chris Pye, this guide is filled with everything a beginning woodcarver needs to know. Chris Pye's Woodcarving Course Reference Manual is akin to having a one-on-one course with a master carver. You'll learn what to look for in a workbench, the importance of commissioning your carving tools-there's more to it than just sharpening!-and how to make exacting cuts and execute a variety of techniques. Like any good instructor, Pye includes practice exercises to make you comfortable with the tools and techniques so you can build your skills and carve with confidence. Pye's conversational teaching style will encourage you as you follow the step-by-step instructions and work on a number of motifs, as well as projects for low, high, and pierced relief, and in-the-round. With the help of Chris Pye, you'll learn to carve:- Four types of molding- A beautiful koi project in three levels of relief carving- A realistic baseball cap in-the-round- A charming wren in-the-round Page Count: 160 Size: 8.5" X 11" inches Type: Soft Cover
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  Complete Book of Woodcarving: Everything You Need to Know to Master the Craft by Everett Ellenwood

Complete Book of Woodcarving: Everything You Need to Know to Master the Craft by Everett Ellenwood

From making the first cut to applying the finish, this comprehensive reference details every aspect of woodcarving. All the essentials are covered for beginning woodworkers, such as how to choose appropriate woods; how to set up a wood shop; how to select, use, and sharpen tools; and how to perform fundamental techniques, such as the push cut, pull cut, stop cut, and slicing cut. General carving styles, from classical to whimsical to rustic, are also covered, as are the basic steps of power carving. Eight projects designed to help newer woodworkers build proficiency and a handy resource section round out this fully illustrated, must-have resource for woodcarvers. ISBN: 978-1-56523-292-1 Suggested Retail Price $27.95
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  Easy Woodcarving: Simple Techniques for Carving and Painting Wood by Cyndi Joslyn

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Easy Woodcarving: Simple Techniques for Carving and Painting Wood by Cyndi Joslyn

Simple Techniques for Carving & Painting Wood With hundreds of color photos and easy-to-use patterns, Easy Woodcarving is the step-by-step guide for beginner carvers. No previous carving knowledge is needed. Anyone can learn the basics of carving with the easy-to-follow skill-building exercises, clearly defined terms, and the informative chapter on choosing tools and selecting wood. New carvers will discover just how "easy" this craft can be! Inside You'll Find: -Techniques for Carving Basic Shapes -Easy-To-Use Patterns That Resemble the Patterns Crafters Use -Simple Painting Instructions -Bonus Sewing Projects ISBN: 1-56523-288-7
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  Extreme Pumpkin Carving by Vic Hood & Jack A. Williams

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Extreme Pumpkin Carving by Vic Hood & Jack A. Williams

Extreme Pumpkin Carving by Vic Hood Jack A. WilliamsAmaze Family and Friends Take Your Pumpkin Carving to the Extreme!Halloween has become one of the most popular holidays in the U.S., and carving the family pumpkin is a life-long tradition for many. In Extreme Pumpkin Carving by Vic Hood and Jack A. Williams, you'll learn how to create the most amazing, never-before-seen designs to astound your Halloween guests. Extreme pumpkin carving applies relief carving techniques commonly found in woodworking and stonework to pumpkins. Starting with solid pumpkins (no hollowing is necessary!) extreme pumpkin carvers use simple household knives or woodcarving tools to create fantastic faces and scenes in the flesh of the pumpkins.Inside, you'll find a complete resource for extreme pumpkin carving whether you're a beginner or a seasoned carver.Getting started: including the history of Halloween and how to select the right pumpkinStep-by-step instructions: using readily available household knives or woodcarving toolsExtreme pumpkin patterns: nearly two dozen fantastic designs to review and practiceWith relief carving, you'll be able to add form to your pumpkin carving by creating actual cheeks, lips, eyebrows and more instead of just cutting out solid shapes. This gives you an almost endless opportunity for creativity and unique expression, resulting in a one-of-a-kind Halloween pumpkin that will be the talk of the neighborhood!
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  First Christmas Projects for Woodcarvers by Larry Green & Mike Altman

First Christmas Projects for Woodcarvers by Larry Green & Mike Altman

First Christmas Projects for Woodcarvers by Larry Green & Mike Altman. Welcome to carving. This isn't a "complete work" or an "everything-you-wanted-to-know book," but rather a starting place to begin the adventure of sculpting wood. The book introduces the new carver to safety considerations, the fundamentals of sharpening, carving knives, palm carving tools, and helpful aids for carving. First Christmas Projects features a Stocking Ornament, a Sleeping Santa Ornament, and a Snowman. The projects were designed with the new carver in mind, though experienced carvers will enjoy the ease of carving these delightful decorations. The step-by-step photos and text will lead the carver through the three projects. Additional Christmas carving patterns are included. A pictorial gallery includes completed carvings of the three featured items. Special Offer: For additional savings, consider the Christmas Carving Kit, which includes three basswood blanks and the above book at one low price
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  First Projects for Woodcarvers by Larry Green

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First Projects for Woodcarvers by Larry Green

First Projects for Woodcarvers by Larry Green. First Projects for Woodcarvers is a pictorial starting place for the adventure of woodcarving. It introduces the new carver to safety considerations, the fundamentals of sharpening and carving. Three pro-jects are included, designed with the new carver in mind: a cowboy boot, a dog called Gandolf, and a 3-piece stylized nativity. The step-by-step photos and text will lead the carver through the three projects. A pictorial gallery includes completed carvings of the three projects featured in the book. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 280 color photos, patterns Pages: 64 Binding: Soft Cover
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  Halloween Woodcarving by Cyndi Joslyn

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Halloween Woodcarving by Cyndi Joslyn

Halloween Woodcarving by Cyndi Joslyn Definitely a treat for any woodcarver. As a follow up to Easy Woodcarving, this book offers 10 original and detailed patterns and the expert instruction to carve whimsical Halloween-inspired characters including a mummy, witch, black cat, ghost and more. For beginners, all the basic woodcarving and pattern transfer techniques are covered while advanced carvers will learn the secrets to adding color to their finished pieces.Page Count: 128Size: 11x8.5x0.5Type: Soft Cover
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  Intarsia Woodworking for Beginners by Kathy Wise

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Intarsia Woodworking for Beginners by Kathy Wise

Intarsia Woodworking for Beginners by Kathy Wise - Skill-Building Lessons for Creating Beautiful Wood Mosaics: 25 Skill Building ProjectsLearning the art of intarsia has never been easier thanks to celebrated intarsia artist and instructor Kathy Wise. With more than 40 skill building lessons, Intarsia Woodworking for Beginners will take you on a journey from the concepts and basics of working with an intarsia pattern, cutting, sanding, gluing, creating a backer board and finishing, to techniques that will take your work to the next level, such as staining, shims, overlays, laminations, wood burning and carving texture.With the projects divided into beginner, intermediate beginner and advanced beginner, this easy to follow book includes step-by-step instructions, over 20 patterns with reference photos, material lists, and tips and hints to help you turn multiple pieces of wood into a stunning work of art. Kathy's progressive teaching style offers something for anyone working with inlaid wood. The lessons not only cover the basics, but also describe details to look out for like the nuances of working with multiple shades of wood or the best way to create color breaks. This book offers valuable lessons that will be referenced again and again as you discover a love of intarsia.
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  MHCrafters Easy Woodcarving Kit - Includes wood, tools, safety gear, and the book: Easy Woodcarving by Cyndi Joslyn

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MHCrafters Easy Woodcarving Kit - Includes wood, tools, safety gear, and the book: Easy Woodcarving by Cyndi Joslyn

MHCrafters Easy Woodcarving Kit - Includes wood, tools, safety gear, and the book: Easy Woodcarving by Cyndi Joslyn. Includes the simple to follow and instructional book (Easy Woodcarving: Simple Techniques for Carving and Painting Wood by Cyndi Joslyn), a palm tool gouge, bench knife, thumb and finger guards, two easy-to-carve basswood blocks, measuring 2 x 2 x 12 inches. Everything you need to get started with your carving hobby. Joslyn's book illustrates many other tools and products also available through MHCrafters to continue expanding your tool collection as you perfect your skills. This is a great book for beginners, but also a fun set for professional carvers. Makes a great gift! Enjoy this value saving package exclusively through MHCrafters. This exclusive kit includes: (Click the item links below for more product details on specific components within this kit) Retail Value: Basic Bench Knife for Wood Carving with Mahogany Colored Handle - 1 1/2 inch Blade $19.95 Basic #5 Palm Gouge with Mushroom Handle for Wood Carving and Relief Carving $7.95 Basswood Carving Block - 2x2x12 inch (Quantity 2) ($7.99 x 2)$15.95 Leather Finger Guard $4.95 Leather Thumb Guard $4.95 Easy Woodcarving: Simple Techniques for Carving and Painting Wood by Cyndi Joslyn $14.95 Total: $68.70 Total Retail Value: $68.70 Our Price: ONLY $49.95
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  New Woodworker Handbook: The Basics of Spending Wisely, Working Safely, & Having Fun in Your Shop by Tom Hintz

New Woodworker Handbook: The Basics of Spending Wisely, Working Safely, & Having Fun in Your Shop by Tom Hintz

If you�ve always wanted to try your hand at woodworking, what are you waiting for? You don�t need a shop full of expensive equipment or the skills of a master craftsman. All you need is a little bit of space, an interest in building something with your hands, and the commonsense information found in The New Woodworker Handbook�a refreshing new guide for the newcomer. Written by Tom Hintz, a realistic and straight-talking woodworker with 30 years of experience who believes that woodworking should be fun and relaxing, this handy reference is neither overly simplistic nor too complex in its approach. In fact, the book is the culmination of thousands of comments, questions, and suggestions from the many new woodworkers who have visited the author�s website (www.NewWoodworker.com) for help in getting started in this craft. With more than 300 photographs, easy-to follow directions, enlightening tips, and helpful charts and sidebars, this book makes learning about woodworking easier than ever. ISBN: 1-56523-297-6 Suggested Retail Price: $19.95
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  Whittling and Woodcarving by E.J. Tangerman (Reprint: Originally Published 1936)

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Whittling and Woodcarving by E.J. Tangerman (Reprint: Originally Published 1936)

Whittling and Woodcarving by E.J. Tangerman (Reprint: Originally Published 1936). Classic work by America's renowned authority on woodcarving E.J. Tangerman. Excellent introduction shows how to avoid pitfalls of craft and gives full information on tools, basic cutting strokes, then presents a wide range of projects: handles, bookends, pipes, chessmen, picture frames, puzzles, ships in bottles, more. 464 illustrations.
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  Whittling Twigs & Branches - 2nd Edition By Chris Lubkemann

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Whittling Twigs & Branches - 2nd Edition By Chris Lubkemann

Whittling Twigs Branches - 2nd Edition By Chris Lubkemann. Unique Birds, Flowers, Trees More from Easy-to-Find WoodBranch and Twig Whittling: Woodcarving in One of Its Purest Forms. With little more than a knife, a branch and a dose of concentration this book will show you how to create unique keepsakes that are fun to make, will be appreciated as gifts, or can be popular items for sale. Author Chris Lubkemann a woodcarver since age 7 is pleased to share his lifelong love of whittling in Whittling Twigs Branches. Inside, you'll find everything you need to master the basic woodworking technique called curling to create birds, trees and flowers. Getting started: choosing and sharpening the right knife, plus characteristics of the best wood species Basics of making curls: tips and techniques on the basic cutting strokes and details on creating tail curls Whittling a rooster: guidance on creating the body and the tail, details on painting and finishing and choosing a base How-tos on other designs: including pheasants, herons, roadrunners and miniature trees and flowers Troubleshooting: advice on what to do when a carving doesn't proceed as planned Also inside is a picture gallery of finished pieces including table lamps, whimsical characters, letter openers, desk plaques and chess sets, to give you inspiration in your own work. Page Count: 72 Size: 8.5" X 11" inches Type: Soft Cover
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  Woodcarver's Guide to Sharpening, Tools and Setting Up Shop (Wood Carving Illustrated)

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Woodcarver's Guide to Sharpening, Tools and Setting Up Shop (Wood Carving Illustrated)

Woodcarver's Guide to Sharpening, Tools and Setting Up Shop (Best of Wood Carving Illustrated). Every woodcarver needs sharp tools and an efficient space to work. So, if you've been thinking about setting up a workshop at home to maintain and store your tools, or need to organize the one you have, the Woodcarver's Guide to Sharpening Tools and Setting Up Shop will provide you with all the information you need. Compiled from the best articles of Woodcarving Illustrated, you will find expert tips, tricks, and instruction from such trusted contributors as Roger Schroeder, Lora Irish, and Jack Kochan. Plus, you'll get a peek inside the elite workshops of wildfowl carver Ed Legg and master wood sculptor Ernest Szentgyorgyi to find out how these craftsmen organize their spaces. Inside Woodcarver's Guide to Sharpening Tools and Setting Up Shop, you'll also discover:- How to make tool and material holders, workbenches, carving boards, and dust collectors- The ins and outs of using and storing glues, sandpaper, clamps and other holding devices- Information on keeping a wide variety of carving knives and tools razor sharp. - How to set-up a complete finishing station- Tips on how to organize your workshop on a budget
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