By Mike Shipley
20 Delightful Characters to Carve and Paint
By Harley Refsal
12 Caricature Projects with Personality
By Mike Shipley
13 Projects in Wood with Patterns and Painting Instructions
by Russell Scott
Step by Step Techniques for Carving & Finishing
by John Burke
This skill-building beginner’s guide reveals the secrets of capturing humor and expression in caricature carving. Learn to transform small blocks of wood into expressive little people with illustrated cut-by-cut instructions. Basic woodcarving information is included on wood, tools, sharpening, cutting, safety, finishing, repairs, and more.
A Woodsculpting Course in Proportion and Design
By Martin Geisler-Moroder
Making tedious wood carving techniques more approachable, Carving Small Characters in Wood offers simple methods in a smaller format to carve compact caricatures with personality. With step-by-step directions and photography, you’ll be able to learn and appreciate this form of miniature character wood carving. Starting off with basic lessons then slowly progressing into greater, more detailed challenges, author and renowned caricature woodcarver Jack Price is the leading voice to learn from on how to carve small statuettes!
By Cleve Taylor
Follow along with Steve Brown as he takes the traditional kaleidoscope to another level with these delightful “Collide-A-Scope” woodcarvings. Using over 250 color photographs, Steve provides thorough step-by-step instructions for creating a striking wizard figurine with an actual kaleidoscope installed inside. Woodcarvers will find valuable information on starting with a roughout, detailed carving and painting techniques, and installation of the kaleidoscope kit. Patterns and measurements for the wizard and other figurines are provided for those who wish to cut their own blanks. The patterns include an Old World Santa, Uncle Sam, Fireman Santa, and a Santa Rocket. All are shown in finished form in the gallery, along with a chip carved Collide-A-Scope. Put your imagination in gear and let’s start creating new and wonderful kaleidoscope carvings!