by Al Jordan
Complete step-by-step instructions for carving and painting an adult common loon and its young.
by Laurie McNeil
Carving and Painting instructions for Noah, the ark and 14 pairs of Animals
by Shawn Cipa
As one of the most popular stories of the Bible, the legend of Noah and the Ark is passed from generation to generation. Now, with the expert guidance of acclaimed woodcarver Shawn Cipa, bring the story to life with a hand-carved set that will be cherished for generations. In Woodcarving Noah’s Ark, Cipa provides all the guidance needed to carve this folk art-inspired collection. First, follow his step-by-step carving and painting instructions for crafting Noah, the lion, and the ark. When these are complete, move on to the detailed patterns for creating Noah’s wife, 14 pairs of animals, and a majestic whale. Each project features helpful photographs and professional carving tips and techniques. As a bonus, an overview of Noah and the flood is included, to provide historical context and artistic reference as you carve this beautiful heirloom project.
How to transform a single block of wood into impossible shapes
Pyrography Lessons and Projects with a modern flair
by Simon Easton
Green men and wood spirits, historical symbols that link the forces of nature and humanity, have re-emerged as popular subjects for woodcarvers and other artists. This ultimate sourcebook for carving these classic figures, from noted artist and author Lora S. Irish, offers a short history and evolution of the green man and wood spirit symbols. Two step-by-step demonstrations, for carving a Green Man and a Wood Spirit Walking Stick, are provided by renowned carvers Chris Pye and Shawn Cipa. 40 ready-to-use, original patterns are also included, along with a full-color gallery of eye-catching and inspiring photos from Clive Hicks. Inside this book you’ll find all the tips, techniques, information, and inspiration necessary to successfully create your own interpretation of this timeless icon — in any craft medium you choose.
I have Book I & Book III
There are instructions in the front of book, there is no individual text for each pattern. The majority of larger patterns only include outline and finished patterns, not a flow line pattern.
Cheryl Dow’s book I includes 14 different patterns: Raccoon, Wolf (full body), Squirrel, Owl, Barn Scene, Lighthouse, Fox & Barn (cover, shown here), Merganser, Pintail, Chickadee, Butterfly, Fawn, Moose, and her now famous “Wolf Head.” There are three versions of each pattern, complete with detailed instructions. The book contains a preface and instructions and includes how to use transparent oils to color your pyrography.
Cheryl Dow’s Book II has twelve large patterns are Iris, Naptime* (baby squirrel sleeping), Peony Singer (sitting on a flowers stem), Ship Ahoy (sail ship with lighthouse in background), Lighthouse landing, Little Gossip (two song birds on a flowering branch, facing), Eagle (looking over shoulder, standing on branch), Late Fall Debate (two patterns of Jay on a branch), Mama Cougar* (with cubs), Trillium Deer* (cover), Laying Wolves* (two, laying on a rock). Note: Patterns with an asterisk (*) have a flow line pattern included.
Water Birds of the Atlantic
Used Reference book for pictures
Power Tools and Painting Techniques
By Jim Pearce
Include patterns, Reference Photos, Measurements and book III only has some Painting guides
Reference Guide to Waterfowl I
includes patterns for Green Winged Teal, Blue Winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Gadwall, Wood Duck, Pintail, Hooded Merganser, Canada Goose.
Reference Guide to Waterfowl III
includes patterns for Black Duck Drake, Bufflehead Hen, Ring-necked Duck Hen & Drake, Lesser Scaup Drake, Oldsquaw Drake and American Wigeon Drake.
Reference Guide To Songbirds
Includes patterns, measurements and pictures for American Goldfinch, Black Capped Chickadee, Carolina Wren, American Robin, White Breasted Nuthatch, purple Finch, Eastern Bluebird, Blue Jay
Reference Guide to Songbirds II
Includes patterns, measurement Chart, Color Guide and pictures for Belted Kingfisher, Cedar Waxwing, Common Yellowthroat, downy Woodpecker, Eastern Meadowlark, Magnolia Warbler, White Crowned Sparrow and Ruby Throated Hummingbird
Reference Guide to Shorebirds (missing pattern for Avocet & Marbled Godnit) this one $18.95
Includes patterns, measurement Chart, Color Guide and pictures for Greater Yellowlegs, Black-bellied Plover, American Golden Plover, Ruddy Turnstone, Dunlin, Long-billed Curlew.
This is a new book but not a carving book just for reference, information on goldfinches with great pictures
The ultimate beginner-friendly project guide to whittling flat-plane carvings with a modern twist! Whittling Workbook is perfect for anyone seeking a range of easy wood carvings they can accomplish with just one knife – including roughing out. All you need is a block of wood and one knife to achieve any of the 14 wood carving projects featured within these pages! From a simple strawberry and a whimsical wand to a sailor, Martian, pig, and so much more, each project includes detailed step-by-step instructions to walk you through the entire process from start to finish. Also included are insightful overviews on basic carving cuts, painting and finishing techniques, safety notes, and how to join a carving community. Author James Miller is a recent college graduate and a protégé of decorated Scandinavian-style carver, Harley Refsal. James has been a regular contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated since 2010 and published his first book, Whittling Flat-Plane Animals, in 2020.
Come aboard with carver Mike Shipley as he shows you how to whittle a sea-worthy old sailor and his crew. Step-by-step instructions and more than 100 how-to photos guide you in carving, painting, and staining the salty Old Sea Captain and his first and second mates. Patterns are included for making caricatures, buoys, lobster traps, and wooden crates to set an entire sea-faring scene. Includes step-by-step carving and painting demonstrations, patterns, and color photos of the finished crew.
In continuation of the bestselling 20-Minute Whittling Projects, author, whittling artist, carving teacher, and Woodcarving Illustrated contributor Tom Hindes brings you 16 more fast, easy, and fun whittling projects to complete in just one short sitting! With step-by-step instructions, high-quality photography, and a focus on the beginner-friendly flat plane style of whittling, you’ll carve a variety of safari, aquatic, woodland, farm, and domestic animals. Progressing from very simple to more challenging, each project is meant to encourage you along the rewarding and relaxing path of whittling and build your skills. Whether you’re new to whittling or have been doing it for years and want to try a new method, this book is the go-to resource to keep on carving!
The approachable method of flat-plane carving is the perfect starting point for beginners to fall in love with woodcarving, or for experienced carvers to try something new! Featuring 15 projects of wood animals focusing on this accessible style of woodcarving, each project includes step-by-step instructions, full-size patterns, a brief overview on the animal’s significance in Scandinavian culture, helpful tips, and more. From hares, ravens, and rams to bears, reindeer, and more, learn classic Scandinavian flat-plane techniques, further your skills, and discover a new favorite carving method!
Four Quick and Easy Characters to Carve and Paint
By Sara Barraclough
THIS IS A USED OUT OF PRINT BOOK
Fully Illustrated reference to carving and painting 25 decorative Ducks
Sea Ducks, Whistling Ducks
Full color manual offers easy to follow, step by step painting instructions for 18 birds.
By Joe Ferebee Jr
Used reference book for pictures
by Tom Wolfe
Tom Wolfe’s cane carving books have been popular with readers. in this new one, Tom starts with a sapling straight from the hillside and takes the carver through each step to create a charming cane. He begins with prepping the sapling, helps the reader think through the design of the spirit that will emerge, and explains the various carving techniques that are needed to do the work. Finally he shows the painting and finishing steps, including ways to conceal unexpected problems. Each step is clearly photographed in color, with a concise, easy-to-understand explanation of what is happening and how to do it. This is a clear and informative guide and will be valued by carvers of every skill level.
Thinking Inside the Roughout leads new and experienced carvers through the creative, carving, and painting process of 28 of America? top caricature carvers. In each chapter, a member of the Caricature Carvers of America creates a unique carving, starting from the same generic roughout. Included is a step-by-step chapter describing the carving process, beginning with the roughout and ending with painting and antiquing the finished piece. Individualized chapters describe the artist? approach to developing an idea, including tips on carving and painting through full-color photos and text. Additional carvings from the generic roughout are featured in a gallery at the back of the book.
By Candace Savage
Used book for reference pictures
By Adrian Forsyth
Used book for reference pictures
By Denny Rogers
Includes in this book
Great Horned Owl
By Denny Rogers
Includes Screech & Snowy Owl
By Denny Rogers
By Denny Rogers
USED LIKE NEW
LeMaster’s classic reference, covering in beautiful detail the habits, appearance, and behavior of 27 species. This volume graces the tables and libraries of countless North American birders, hunters, and biologists. It is an edition for the ages, and for you.
By Richard LeMaster
by Harry Ameredes
Canes and pipes, especially those made from found materials or by unsophisticated craftsmen, have long been of special interest to carvers and collectors. This guide collects over 200 pen and ink sketches of canes and pipes executed over a period of 35 years by an extraordinary folk artist. These sketches, very impressive in their own right, depict a strange and wonderful group of objects, many with fanciful carvings of mythical or imagined people and animals.
By Graham R Bull
A practical Guide to the tools, Materials and Techniques of successful airbrushing by Peter Owen and Jane Rollason
By Peter Own & John Sutcliffe
Photography by Tom and Pat Leeson
Used Reference book for pictures
A complete introduction to stickmaking, explaining how to make a wide range of traditional walking sticks, market sticks and crooks. Expanded to include more detailed coverage of tools, moulds, formers, jigs and materials, this book is the ultimate, comprehensive guide. From seasoning woods, shaping, carving and shanking handles, to a wide range of coloring and finishing methods, all aspects of this long established craft are covered. Stickmaking provides a thorough course in the craft suitable for beginners and enthusiasts alike.
Learn everything you need to know to keep all your woodcarving tools and knives sharp and in tip top shape! This compact guide offers clear and comprehensive step-by-step guidance to walk beginners through the basics of sharpening knives, gouges, V-tools, and chisels. Also included are informative sections on safety, basic sharpening techniques, what to keep in your sharpening kit, tool storage and cleanup tips, protecting sharp edges, cleaning stops, and sharpening stones. Learn essential tips and tricks from expert artist and best-selling author Lora Irish in this must-have guide that belongs in every woodcarver’s library!
Scrap Wood Whittling is a must-have guide for any woodcarver looking to achieve something small, charming, and easy! Small wood carvings tend to intimidate, but author and master carver Steve Tomashek makes it approachable for anyone, even beginners. Opening with helpful insight on materials, tools, cuts, and safety, you’ll then go on to complete 19 tiny animal carvings that slowly progress in difficulty. From a leaping pig and a penguin family to an aquarium and cat diorama, each project contains clear, step-by-step instructions, coordinating photography, full-size patterns, tips on technique, painting, display ideas, and more!
By Georg Keilhofer
Scenic relief carving is the art of bringing life and depth to a carving that is essentially two dimensional. In the traditional carving of Germany this is an exquisite and beautiful technique, and now Georg Keilhofer, a master woodcarver, shares it with his readers and students. Step-by-step he takes the reader through the carving of a plaque depicting a deer running through the forest. The difficulties and challenges of relief carving and techniques for handling them are explained. Everything is illustrated with full color photographs.
Great beginner books (they include patterns, and step by step from cutting out to finish painting)
Songbird Carving $58.95 (black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, American Goldfinch, House Wren and Catbird)
Songbird Carving II (Used $52.95) Northern Cardinal Male & Female, Blue Jay, Robin, House Sparrow
Upland Game Bird Carving $79.95 (American Woodcock , American Woodcock Chicks, Bobwhite Quail, Mourning Dove flying & folded Wing)
Upland Game Bird Carving (USED $65.00) (NEW $79.95) Flying Mourning Dove, Folded Wing Mourning Dove, Bobwhite Quail, American Woodcock & Chicks
Baby Bird And Chick Carving $79.95 (Carolina Chickadee Baby, Eastern Bluebird baby, Bobwhite Quail Chicks, Killdeer Chick, Woodie Duckling)
Techniques, Projects & Patterns for the Beginner
By Lora Irish
If you want to master the art of relief carving, this comprehensive guidebook will teach you everything you need to know. Relief Carving Workshop takes you through every element of the relief carving process, from start to finish. Acclaimed carver and instructor Lora S. Irish shows you the easy way to learn, with step-by-step exercises on a practice board that introduces all of the essential cuts, contouring, and smoothing steps used in basic relief woodcarving. She reveals how easy it is to make each individual stroke, and shows how great relief carving simply involves using these same cuts over and over again. Clear, in-depth instructions and dozens of how-to photographs accompany 11 original new projects. You’ll learn how to handle your tools, prepare a wood surface, follow a pattern, and apply a finish. With a few sharp tools, a smooth piece of wood, and this new book, you’ll soon be confidently carving exquisite birds, portraits, dragons, landscapes, wood spirits, and more.
by Lora Irish
With this book any carver can stand beside the workbench of acclaimed artist Lora S. Irish and learn everything she has to teach about creating an expressive wood spirit. Lora clearly explains the relief carving process from start to finish: every cut, every tool change, and every depth check. The entire craft is here, from preparing the wood to roughing out and detailing the wood spirit to applying a long-lasting finish. No step is left out and no technique is left unexplained. The author shares her tips for creating realistic and detailed facial features like eyelids, windswept hair, beards, and the ever-important mustache. Best of all, when the step-by-step project is complete, Relief Carving Wood Spirits, Revised Edition offers 20 more original patterns to keep any carver busy for seasons to come.
Take your carving to the next level, as Master Woodcarver Nora Hall demonstrates the fundamentals of carving and how to properly handle the tools. She’ll show you that to become a great woodcarver, all you need are the tools, good wood, and the desire to create. Learn how to look at a carving and know how to do it intuitively. With 192 images, step-by-step, illustrated exercises are given throughout the book. Chapters include carving methods, fundamentals of letter carving, and ornamental relief carving. Woodcarvers of all skill levels will find this a wonderful resource and guide.
By William Judt
From lone wolves howling at the full moon to majestic eagles flying high over the trees to tall ships sailing across an ocean, nothing captures their grandeur like a beautifully tooled relief carving. A unique and intriguing art form, relief carving presents three dimensional subjects in panels of wood that are often less than two inches thick. Here in this book, the first of its kind on relief carving, artist and relief carving instructor Bill Judt shares with you the best this medium has to offer. Pulling on the talents of his students and his own work, Bill includes 16 relief carving projects geared toward the experienced carver. Each project includes a full color photograph, a detailed patterns and extensive notes on design and carving techniques. Whether you are new to relief carving and looking for an introduction to this fascinating art form or a relief carver searching for a book of new and challenging patters, A Relief Carving Treasury is sure to provide you with a detailed resource.
Man’s best friend receives top-billing in Realistic Dogs by renowned dog artist and carver Jack Kochan. Written for intermediate to advanced carvers using power carving tools, Realistic Dogs will show readers how to capture the unique personality found in a variety of dog breeds. Readers will find detailed carving guidance for long-haired dogs, short-haired dogs and puppies, including step-by-step instructions for a few dogs. By providing thorough tips and techniques illustrated with clear, full-color photography this book gives power carvers a valuable tool to follow for carving these breeds. Plus, author Jack Kochan provides a thorough sampling of expertly illustrated patterns for some of the country’s top breeds, including: • Pointer • Greyhound • Boxer • Dalmatian • Great Dane • Golden Retriever • And more Whether a family pet or hunting companion, dogs hold a special place in our hearts, and have been a favorite subject of carvers everywhere. Readers will benefit from the author’s years of power carving experience with detailed instruction on all aspects of dog carving including anatomy, fur, tools, materials and finishing and will give the reader all the skills they need to become accomplished dog carvers.
by Lori Dickie
Patterns for 46 Projects to carve in on day
Assorted Pyrography magazines full of information $12.95 each
Volume 1 2011 Start Woodburning today! Learn to Burn Gourds, Leather, paper & Wood.64 Step-by-Step Projects photos
Volume 2 2012 17 new projects beginner to Advanced, 5 eacy techniques for adding color
Volume 5 2016 275 + photos beautiful projects & the newest tips, fresh ideas and designs
Volume 6 2018 24 all new projects, 5 easy ways to make your own patterns, 13 pages of helpful basics and tips
Volume 7 2020 25 Skill Building Projects, Learn to Burn Textures, info for beginners , 15 pages of tips, patterns & Advice.
by Lora Irish
This is an excellent guide for getting started in pyrography, teaching the fundamentals of burning images on wood, gourds, leather and even paper. It begins with an introduction to the tools and materials needed, and follows with an overview of key techniques such as writing, shading and detailing.
The author covers setting up a practice board, experimenting with stroke and timing to get different tones, and adjusting temperature to obtain various effects. Six skill-building exercises are presented, each covering a specific technique. Includes detailed instructions, photos, patterns and helpful tips.
By David Tippey