Tom Wolfe Books



  Caricatures In Clay With Tom Wolfe

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Caricatures In Clay With Tom Wolfe

When the well-known wood carver, Tom Wolfe, turns his talents to a new medium the results are wonderful. The almost limitless medium of polymer clay and Tom's eye for character and caricature combine to produce some endearing and delightful creatures. For years Tom has been using clays as a modeling tool for his wood carving. At the same time, though, he has created some characters in clay that are just meant to stay that way. The polymer clay comes in a variety of colors and can be shaped in almost any way imaginable. For those thousands of hobbyists and artists who use polymer clay, this new book will open new doors of expression. So, for woodcarvers and clay modelers alike, this is a welcome new book. Fully illustrated with beautiful color photographs, it takes the modeler step-by-step through the process of creating a male and a female caricature bust. A gallery will spur the imagination even further. ISBN 0-88740-713-7
Model : 7606 Manufacturer : Book
  Carving a Kid's Size Rocking Horse by Tom Wolfe

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Carving a Kid's Size Rocking Horse by Tom Wolfe

Carving a Kid's Size Rocking Horse by Tom Wolfe. The most ambitious carving Tom has ever presented in a book, this may also be the most charming. Tom leads the carver step-by-step through the process of constructing and carving a "kid's size" rocking horse. This is the perfect project for a Christmas present that will be cherished generation after generation. And even though it is ambitious, the instructions and illustrations will enable even the novice carver to complete a work of which they can be proud. The book covers every step from cutting the lumber through carving, assembling, and painting. Measured drawings are included as is a pattern for a smaller toy version of the rocking horse. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 275 color photos Pages: 64 Binding: Soft Cover
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  Carving Bears and Bunnies by Tom Wolfe with Douglas Congdon-Martin

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Carving Bears and Bunnies by Tom Wolfe with Douglas Congdon-Martin

Carving Bears and Bunnies by Tom Wolfe with Douglas Congdon-Martin. This book grows out of many requests we have received for animal carving books in general, and for Tom Wolfe animals in particular. His raccoons and hounds have graced the Pages of his previous books. His bears, in their original form and as reproductions, have found their way into the hearts of people across the nation. Beginning with a plain block of bass wood or white pine Tom creates a menagerie of characters. Bunnies and bears are the epitome of "cuddly," and are a favorite of children and adults alike. These projects are perfect for the person who carves for relaxation. After bandsawing the patterns, they can be completed with the simplest of tools-a knife, a gouge, a veiner, and nailset. Tom helps the less experienced reader with the basic skills required for carving. Those who are more experienced will value a few of the secrets and shortcuts he has learned over the years. The projects can be adapted so that your bear or bunny will take on a different character through its size, position, and/or color. Your imagination is all that is necessary to make the changes. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 250+ color photos Pages: 64 Binding: Soft Cover
Model : 2674 Manufacturer : Book
  Carving Canes & Walking Sticks with Tom Wolfe

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Carving Canes & Walking Sticks with Tom Wolfe

Carving Canes Walking Sticks with Tom Wolfe. Tom Wolfe has been carving canes and walking sticks for almost twenty years. Among the hundreds that he has carved, no two are alike. Each one takes on its own spirit and personality. And each one shows the carver's creativity and skill. Tom introduced his readers to the carving of walking sticks in Tom Wolfe Carves Woodspirits and Walking Sticks. In response to the requests of readers he presents this book devoted to canes and walking sticks. Patterns for eleven figures are included with two of them carved step-by-step. The carver can follow the color photographs of each step, gleaning whatever additional information he or she may need from the concise caption. This is a fun book for all carvers, from the novice to the pro. It continues the long tradition of Tom's creativity. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 200 color photos, patterns, gallery Pages: 48
Model : 5878 Manufacturer : Book
  Carving Cigar Humidors with Tom Wolfe

Carving Cigar Humidors with Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe brings together two of his great loves in this new book: the love of wood carving and the love of a good cigar. While there is much ado about cigars today, Tom has been an aficionado for many years. Now he brings his carving skill to that all important piece of equipment for the serious cigar smoker, the humidor. From a caricature Texas Troubadour Humidor to a simply elegant decoy humidor, Tom opens a new range of carving for both novice and experienced carvers. The results are useful objects that catch the eye and the imagination. They will look good on the mantel, and even better on the carver's table at the local carving show. An amply illustrated gallery and many patterns make this book a vital addition to your carving book collection. ISBN 0-7643-0420-8 Suggested Retail Price $14.95
Model : 7637 Manufacturer : Book
  Carving Clowns With Tom Wolfe

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Carving Clowns With Tom Wolfe

Clowns are the ideal subjects for caricature carvers. They give the carver a limitless variety of faces and situations to create. The only boundaries are the carver's ability and imagination, and the realities of the human form. Like all of us, clowns are complex figures, happy and sad, comic and tragic, all at the same time. Because they capture both sides of us, the clown has been a powerful figure through many years of human history. One clown is carved from beginning to end, with each step illustrated to help the carver. Most of the figures are in various comic settings and the gallery has several different clowns in various situations. Also included is a brief section on carving the letters used to label the pieces. This book promises hours of enjoyment and challenge for woodcarvers of all abilities. ISBN 0-88740-897-4
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  Carving Fancy Walking Sticks by Tom Wolfe

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Carving Fancy Walking Sticks by Tom Wolfe

Carving Fancy Walking Sticks by Tom Wolfe. Of all the things that Tom Wolfe carves, none is more popular among collectors and students than his canes and walking sticks. Following the success of his fancy cane book last season, Tom is sharing some of his techniques for creating a fancy walking stick. The difference is in the size and shape of the creature. A walking stick is usually longer to provide more support for the hiker, and has a knob at the top rather than a handle. This knob provides the carver with many possibilities. In this book Tom carves a woodsman's head. He takes the reader through the process from the beginning of the carving to the attachment of the head to the shaft and the decoration of the shaft. Each step is illustrated with a color photograph and a clear explanation. The gallery give other ideas for carving the knob, and patterns are provided for several of them. A great book for new carvers and old pros. Book Details ISBN: 076431565X Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 200 color photos Pages: 64
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  Carving From Roughouts with Tom Wolfe

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Carving From Roughouts with Tom Wolfe

Carving From Roughouts with Tom Wolfe. A roughout is the start of a carving that allows the carver to skip the first few steps to go right into the "good part". They're great for developing your creative eye, because they have a basic but distinct shape that lets your imagination take off. The rough figure might have its own shape, but no one said which side was the front, back, top, or bottom. That's up to you to decide. Hold the roughout one way and maybe you've got a grizzly old rebel in the making; turn it upside down and there's a lazy bullfrog. In his friendly, laid-back way, Tom Wolfe guides you step-by-step through the carving of an unlucky fisherman from his own roughout design. The emphasis here is on staying loose with the carving and seeing the endless possibilities you have in carving anything from the most basic shapes to the smallest details. A large full color gallery features a variety of characters all made from the same roughout. Don't look too far ahead, because you might miss something! Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 301 color photos Pages: 64
Model : 7363 Manufacturer : Book
  Carving Gnomes with Tom Wolfe

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Carving Gnomes with Tom Wolfe

Carving Gnomes with Tom Wolfe. These ancient creatures from folklore have captured the modern imagination, including Tom Wolfe's. In this book he brings his creativity and skill to the task of creating a whole community of gnomes, bringing them to life from a block of wood. With each step illustrated in full color, Tom takes the carver cut-by-cut to a finished figure. The book includes a gallery and patterns for 5 other gnomes plus "gnome" accessories such as mushrooms and a cart. The gnomes are exciting projects, allowing the carver to add a little of his or her own creativity to the work. The step-by-step illustrations mean that even the beginning carver can end up with a gnome he or she will be proud of. In this book, Tom makes extensive use of the power carving tools that have found such widespread acceptance in the carving community. Tom uses them principally for finishing and detail work; carvers will find his techniques helpful. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 250+ color photos, patterns Pages: 64
Model : 5371 Manufacturer : Book
  Carving Golf Ball Spirits by Tom Wolfe

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Carving Golf Ball Spirits by Tom Wolfe

Carving Golf Ball Spirits by Tom Wolfe. Have you ever wondered why golf balls act the way they do? Why the perfect swing leads to disaster with the ball wildly veering left or right, careening off three trees, two squirrels, and your golf partner before burying itself in a sand trap? Tom Wolfe knows and reveals all! Follow Tom step-by-step through the process of carving two of the evil spirits and tiny demons that reside in the black heart of every golf ball. Every step is clearly explained and illustrated in color. The material within the golf ball is so easily carved, it is almost the equivalent of doodling. Once the carving is complete, bring the demon to life with a staining technique. A color gallery shows both the finished projects and many additional carvings for further inspiration. Carvers with basic skills will enjoy the challenges and advanced carvers will be delighted by the details. Book Details ISBN: 9780764331480 Size: 8 1/2"x11" Illustrations: 150 color photos Pages: 64 Binding: Soft
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  Carving Santa Ornaments with Tom Wolfe

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Carving Santa Ornaments with Tom Wolfe

Carving Santa Ornaments with Tom Wolfe. What carver's Christmas is complete without a nicely carved Santa? In this new book Tom Wolfe leads the carver through the process of creating a beautiful Santa ornament for the tree or to be displayed on a stand. A basic understanding of carving techniques is all that is needed to follow this fully-illustrated step-by-step instructions. As always Tom is happy to offer the tips and wisdom of many years of professional carving. The project covered in the book is a traditional Santa's head along with a sculpted stand from which to hang it. In the back are many other examples, from the saintly Nicholas to a fanciful "Banana Santa." All in all this is book will bring delight to carvers and those who see their work. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 250 color photos Pages: 64 Binding: Soft Cover
Model : 6173 Manufacturer : Book
  Carving Santas for Today

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Carving Santas for Today

Tom Wolfe's Santa Claus carvings have enchanted carvers and collectors alike with their joviality and character. By popular demand, he revisits Old Saint Nick with a carving of the "jolly old elf" walking with a cane...perhaps to get the sleigh ready for its overnight journey. With 340 color photographs the reader is taken step-by-step through the carving process. Easy-to-follow instructions review some of the basic techniques of carving caricatures before introducing some new tricks for carving and finishing the figures. A large gallery offering four-sided views of a variety of Santas, is a useful guide. The exciting variety of Santas will inspire carvers to produce full figure carvings, busts, ornaments, bottle stoppers, and more. A great book for woodcarvers of all ages.
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  Carving Traditional Woodspirits with Tom Wolfe

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Carving Traditional Woodspirits with Tom Wolfe

Carving Traditional Woodspirits with Tom Wolfe. When Tom Wolfe published his first book on Woodspirits, Tom Wolfe Carves Woodspirits and Walking Sticks, we had no idea how popular it would become. Thousands of people saw it, bought it, and asked for more. So here it is, a new collection of Woodspirits, this time done in the traditional Bavarian way. Carved from a section of a tree, the branch forms the hat. Of course Tom brings his own inimitable style to the carving, making it lively and creative. As always he takes the carver step-by-step through the carving process. There can be no pattern, because each Woodspirit springs from a unique piece of wood. But the technique and the sequence of carving can be easily learned through the step-by-step color illustrations. A gallery of several Woodspirits will give the carver many ideas about the variety and variations they can obtain when they release the Spirits from the Wood. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 200+ color photos Pages: 48
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  Carving Wizards with Tom Wolfe

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Carving Wizards with Tom Wolfe

Carving Wizards with Tom Wolfe. Among the most popular of Tom Wolfe's carving books is Tom Wolfe Carves Dragons. From the day it came off the presses Tom has received letters asking for a Wizard book to go with it. "What good is a dragon without a Wizard?" one reader asked. Well, here it is! These fanciful figures let the imagination run wild. You can make them friendly or sinister, young or old, comic or deadly serious. Tom gives patterns and step-by-step instructions illustrated in full color. The gallery has a coven of Wizards, in both full-figure and bust forms. But that is only the starting point. From there a change in costume, setting, or facial feature can lead to an infinite variety of figures. As a companion piece or by itself, this is an exciting new project for carvers. Enjoy. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 250 color photos, patterns Pages: 64
Model : 7129 Manufacturer : Book
  Country Carving with Tom Wolfe

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Country Carving with Tom Wolfe

Over 500 black-and-white photographs and illustrations present the techniques for carving hound dogs, raccoons, and a coon hunter as well as their surroundings. Color photographs show the complete painting process and the delight of the finished carvings. ISBN 0-88740-105-8
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  Country Dollmaking with Tom and Nancy Wolfe

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Country Dollmaking with Tom and Nancy Wolfe

Tom and Nancy Wolfe, a husband and wife team, join forces to present a step-by-step guide to making a unique doll in the country tradition. Tom leads the reader through the process of carving from wood and painting the head, hands, and feet, in easy to understand steps. Nancy then shows the reader everything from laying out and cutting the pattern to sewing, assembling and dressing the doll. Country Dollmaking includes all the patterns you will need and is amply illustrated with black-and-white and color photographs. For the carver, the seamstress, and the dollmaker, it offers an opportunity for a team effort, a blending of two person's hobbies! Besides inspiring your interest, we are sure you will enjoy it. ISBN 0-88740-129-5
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  Country Flat Carving with Tom Wolfe

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Country Flat Carving with Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe has been carving signs and other flatcarvings for many years, bringing to them the same creativity and skill he brings to his three-dimensional work. Sometimes practical, sometimes whimsical, and sometimes a little bit of both, this country flatcarving is loved by everyone. Country Flatcarving shares some of Tom's patterns and techniques. The three projects include a potholder holder (practical), the man in the moon (whimsical) and a welcome sign (a little of both). You will find step-by-step instructions, all illustrated in full-color, and will be able to design and carve your own patterns when you are finished. ISBN 0-88740-278-X
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  Horse Carving with Tom Wolfe

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Horse Carving with Tom Wolfe

Horse Carving with Tom Wolfe.  Some years ago Tom wrote a book called Carving the Civil War. The book met with great success, but left a hunger for more. One of the figures in the gallery was a beautiful realistic horse, and it wasn't long before requests for a horse book started coming in. Well, here it is! Tom brings his teaching and carving skills to realistic horses. This new book takes the carvers through the steps of carving a frisky colt. Using hand and power tools Tom creates the form, detail, and musculature that brings the horse to life. Included are gallery photos and patterns for the colt's sibling and sire, as well as those for several other horses. For fans of Tom Wolfe or those who have struggled to carve realistic horses, this book is a must-have for your carving library.  Size:  8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations:  250+ color photos/Patterns Pages:  64     Binding: Soft Cover
Model : 6491 Manufacturer : Book
  Out to the Ball Game with Tom Wolfe

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Out to the Ball Game with Tom Wolfe

Out to the Ball Game with Tom Wolfe. Tom Wolfe takes his creative talent to the National Game: Baseball. With easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Tom helps the carver bring the classic ballplayer out of a block of wood. Each cut is illustrated with a full-color photograph, an important visual aid to learning this fun craft. These projects are exciting and challenging, but with Tom's guidance even the novice carver will find they have the ability to bring them to successful completion. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 280+ color photos Pages: 64
Model : 4979 Manufacturer : Book
  Pig Pickin, Country Carving with Tom Wolfe

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Pig Pickin, Country Carving with Tom Wolfe

Following the tremendous success of his first book, Tom Wolfe now offers his most popular wood-carving with step-by-step instructions. Tom attributes the popularity of his Pig Pickin' carving to nostalgia. This work harkens people back to a simpler time, when the hog harvest was a community event. Everyone shared in the festivities...and the food. Tom makes the directions clear and each step is illustrated with a photograph. Because the book starts with the bandsawing of the pattern and continues through the painting, even a novice should be able to complete the project. At the same time, the seasoned carver will benefit from Tom's technique and expertise, and everyone will enjoy Tom's anecdotes about country life. ISBN 0-88740-130-9
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