Wood Spirits



  How to Carve Faces In Driftwood By Harold R. Enlow

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How to Carve Faces In Driftwood By Harold R. Enlow

How to Carve Faces In Driftwood By Harold R. Enlow. Step-by-step instructions & 144 illustrations show you how to carve wizards, gnomes, and more in drift & weathered wood.  
Model : 5018 Manufacturer : Book
  Illustrated Guide to Carving Tree Bark By Jack A. Williams, Rick Jensen

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Illustrated Guide to Carving Tree Bark By Jack A. Williams, Rick Jensen

Illustrated Guide to Carving Tree Bark By Jack A. Williams, Rick Jensen. Releasing Whimsical Houses Wood Spirits from Found WoodBy Jack A. Williams, Rick Jensen When You Carve Tree Bark, No Two Projects Are Exactly Alike! In medieval times, shepherd peasants believed that a spirit dwelled deep within each tree. If a shepherd carved a face into the wood, the spirit would be released and good luck would be bestowed upon the carver. Award-winning carver Rick Jensen with the help of carver/photographer Jack A. Williams helps you release the inner spirit from tree bark in this new book. The natural beauty found in a piece of weathered cottonwood bark provides inspiration and direction to create something new and original each time. Inside, you'll find step-by-step instructions on carving a whimsical house and a tree, plus detailed advice on painting and finishing your carvings. You'll learn about the various species of cottonwood and their particular carving characteristics plus tips on where to find your supplies. You'll find a chapter on bark carving basics, including: Cutting cross-grain Carving soft areas Proper bark carving tools, such as hand tools, power tools, glues and more Learn from the artist how to sketch out your ideas before carving or follow along with a series of detailed patterns of a variety of wood spirits. You'll be guided through each step of the finishing process, to gain a soft, touchable finish by using a unique combination of lacquers, waxes, shoe polish and paint. Page Count: 80 Size: 8.5" X 11" inches Type: Soft Cover
Model : 2186 Manufacturer : Book
  Relief Carving Wood Spirits: A Step-by-Step Guide for Releasing Faces in Wood by Lora S. Irish

Relief Carving Wood Spirits: A Step-by-Step Guide for Releasing Faces in Wood by Lora S. Irish

From transferring the carving pattern to preparing the wood and evaluating the various levels of depth, every cut of the carving process is carefully illustrated and explained in this beginners guide. Carvers will learn which tools are best for which cuts and why; how to create realistic eyes, noses, and other facial features; and how to add texture to their projects. Ten additional projects await once the first whimsical tree spirit is completed, each of which includes three styles of patterns: an outline for cutting the basic shape, a depth pattern indicating the levels of relief, and a shaded pattern indicating texture and shadow. ISBN 978-1-56523-333-1 Suggested Retail Price: $19.95
Model : 3331 Manufacturer : Book
  Replacement Basswood Blank for Wood Spirit Study Stick - 1.5x1.5x12 inch

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Replacement Basswood Blank for Wood Spirit Study Stick - 1.5x1.5x12 inch

Replacement Basswood Blank for Wood Spirit Study Stick - 1.5x1.5x12 inch. Click Here for More on the Wood Spirit Kit. Do you already own the popular kit, Teach Yourself to Carve Wood Spirit Study Stick by Oegema? This kit is available through MHCrafters and includes a wood spirit study stick, wood blank, and instructions. Don't settle for just the single piece of basswood included in the kit. Buy additional wood blanks to perfect the art. You are purchasing here on basswood blank, measuring 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 12 inches, comparable to the blank included in the kit by Oegema. (Note: The materials list in the instruction sheet lists a 1.25x1.25x1.25; however, in actuality, the stock included with the kit varies from 1.25 to 1.5. Thus, the blank you are receiving is comparable or better.) The other tools and kit related items in the picture above are available separately. See below for info about tool recommendations. Need tools? The Wood Spirit Study Stick instruction sheet lists three required tools for completing this project: 1) Carving knife of choice 2) #6 1/4 inch gouge (for nose) 3)#11 1/16 inch gouge (for hair) Here are some products that you may want to consider for the Wood Spirit Study Stick kit. Flexcut FR426 #6 Sweep 1/4" (6mm) - Palm Tool Flexcut FR602 #11 Sweep 1/16" (2mm) - Palm Tool Basic Bench Knife for Wood Carving with Mahogany Colored Handle - 1 1/2 inch Blade Great Value: Murphy Complete 5 Piece Carving Knife Set Flexcut KN13 Detail Knife Flexcut KN12 Cutting Knife Additional gouges and chisels ideal for beginners: U.J Ramelson Tools - Extremely sharp and ready to use
Model : H-BASS-WS Manufacturer : Misc.
  Teach Yourself to Carve Wood Spirit Study Stick by Oegema (Includes Study Stick, Basswood Blank, and Instructions!)

Teach Yourself to Carve Wood Spirit Study Stick by Oegema (Includes Study Stick, Basswood Blank, and Instructions!)

Wood Carving Illustrated presents: Teach Yourself to Carve Wood Spirit Study Stick by Oegema (Includes Study Stick, Basswood Blank, and Instructions!). Now anyone can teach themselves to carve a classic wood spirit with this convenient all-in-one kit which includes a wood spirit study stick guide, a basswood blank, and an easy-to-follow step-by-step instructional booklet. It's as simple as copying each cut from the study stick onto the basswood blank. The study stick shows what needs to be done and the handy booklet shows exactly how. Featuring 50 photos and expert instruction from renowned carving instructor Jan Ogema, the booklet first provides detailed directions for carving all the elements of a wood spirit -- the mouth, eye, nose and ears -- and then brings them all together in the final project of a classic wood spirit. This is a breakthrough product that can get anyone started in carving -- and it'll make a great gift this holiday season! Recommended Related Products: Replacement Basswood Blank for Wood Spirit Study Stick - 1.5x1.5x12 inch. Replacement Basswood Blank for Wood Spirit Study Stick - 1.5x1.5x12 inch Don't settle for just the single piece of basswood included in the kit. Buy additional wood blanks to perfect the art. Click the image to the left for to purchase additional pieces of basswood similar to the blank included with this kit. Excellent for practicing and making additional works from this same study. Need tools? The Wood Spirit Study Stick instruction sheet lists three required tools for completing this project: 1) Carving knife of choice 2) #6 1/4 inch gouge (for nose) 3)#11 1/16 inch gouge (for hair) Here are some products that you may want to consider for the Wood Spirit Study Stick kit. Flexcut FR426 #6 Sweep 1/4" (6mm) - Palm Tool Flexcut FR602 #11 Sweep 1/16" (2mm) - Palm Tool Basic Bench Knife for Wood Carving with Mahogany Colored Handle - 1 1/2 inch Blade Great Value: Murphy Complete 5 Piece Carving Knife Set Flexcut KN13 Detail Knife Flexcut KN12 Cutting Knife Additional gouges and chisels ideal for beginners: U.J Ramelson Tools - Extremely sharp and ready to use
Model : SS-3966 Manufacturer : Misc.
  Wood Spirits and Green Men: A Design Sourcebook for Woodcarvers and Other Artists by Lora S. Irish

Wood Spirits and Green Men: A Design Sourcebook for Woodcarvers and Other Artists by Lora S. Irish

The Ultimate Design Sourcebook for Wood Spirits and Green Men.Green Men and Wood Spirits, historical symbols that link the forces of nature and humanity, have re-emerged as popular subjects for woodcarvers as well as for artists of other mediums. In Wood Spirits and Green Men noted artist and author Lora S. Irish has created the ultimate sourcebook for carving these classic figures. Tips, techniques, illustrations and a full-color photo gallery provide the information and inspiration necessary to successfully create your own interpretation of this timeless icon -regardless of what medium you select.What's Inside:- An examination of the history and evolution of the Green Man and Wood Spirit symbols.- Step-by-step information for carving a Green Man and a Wood Spirit walking stick by renowned carvers Chris Pye and Shawn Cipa. - 40 ready-to-use, well-designed patterns and 50 premium illustrations.- Tips and techniques for drawing the human face for modifying existing Green Man and Wood Spirit patterns.- A gallery of eye-catching and inspiring photos from Clive Hicks displaying the historical - and informative -- architectural contexts of the Green Man. Suggested Retail Price $19.95 ISBN 1-56523-261-5
Model : 2615-WSP Manufacturer : Book