How to transform a single block of wood into impossible shapes
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.
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.
A practical Guide to the tools, Materials and Techniques of successful airbrushing by Peter Owen and Jane Rollason
By Peter Own & John Sutcliffe
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 Lori Dickie
Patterns for 46 Projects to carve in on day
By David Tippey
Best of Woodcarving Illustrated
Tools & Techniques & 22 All-time favorite Projects
Best of Woodcarving Illustrated
Tool, Techniques & 16 All-time Favorite Projects
Learn how to carve from master carver, Harold Enlow, as he guides you through the process of carving a wood spirit. Featuring step-by-step instructions, coordinating photography, and Harold’s expert tips, you’ll become a better carver with this valuable resource! The information also constitutes a chapter of the Carving Faces Workbook.
By David Western
A must-have project guide for chip carvers of any skill level, Everyday Chip Carving Designs features a compilation of 48 original projects from the archives of Woodcarving Illustrated. Useful as they are decorative, carve a collection of achievable chip carved designs for your home and everyday life! From bowls, boxes, and beard combs to Christmas decorations, coasters, coffee scoops, and so much more, each original project includes detailed step-by-step instructions, coordinating photography, full-size chip carving patterns, complete supplies and tools lists, and expert tips. Written by several contributors to Woodcarving Illustrated, industry-leading artists, and bestselling authors, including Wayne Barton, Marty Leenhouts, Charlene Lynum, Vernon DePauw, and many others.
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You can whittle just about anything—the only limit is your imagination. It’s so easy to get started in this relaxing and rewarding hobby. All you need is a knife, a twig, and this book! We’ve assembled a team of 12 leading woodcarvers to bring you a complete starter guide to whittling. They present 24 easy whittling projects for beginners that you can make in just a weekend, complete with step-by-step instructions, how-to photographs, ready-to-carve patterns, and helpful tips. Start off with fast and fun projects that build confidence and teach fundamental carving techniques, like a simple flying propeller or a 5-minute owl. Then move on to create whittled wonders like a musical frog or a slingshot. We show you how to whittle complex designs in easy steps, so that you’ll soon be carving attention-getting favorites like chain links or the classic ball-in-a-cage.
This 96 page book by noted chip carver and instructor Dennis Moor will introduce you to this timeless craft that is easy to learn and produces beautiful, ornate results. In his engaging and accessible teaching style, Dennis outlines the basics of wood selection, tools, and sharpening plus layout, lettering, and finishing. His techniques will have you decorating household items and creating artistic pieces in a variety of designs.
Seven enjoyable and useful projects are perfect for practicing your techniques as you master this classic art form: Napkin Holder; Plant Box; Letter Holder; Trinket Box; Tissue Box Holder; Mailbox; Cheese and Cracker Tray. 96pp
The Woodworker’s Guide to Carving Lettering and Gilding
By Greg Krockta and Roger Schroeder
With clear instructions and vivid color photographs, Al Streetman takes woodcarvers through all the steps necessary to release a wood spirit from a cypress knee. Using the shapes suggested by the forms of the knees themselves, Al carves both a complete Santa figure and a Santa ornament as the central projects of the book.Also included are a listing of tools used in the projects, directions for painting and antiquing the completed carvings, and a color gallery featuring additional cypress knee Santa figures to inspire the carver. This book will present interesting challenges to the novice and be a joy for the more advanced woodcarver.