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Chip Carving Workshop: More Than 200 Ready-to-Use Designs

Chip Carving Workshop takes beginning woodcarvers through all of the basic chip carving techniques, from tool sharpening and preparation to hand positions, chip cutting, and finishing. Readers will discover how to use both geometric shapes and free form designs to create wonderfully detailed patterns. Practice projects are provided for decorating household items and creating artistic pieces in a variety of original designs.

Paperback: 144 pages

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing (July 1, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1565237765

ISBN-13: 978-1565237766

Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #242,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #80 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Wood Crafts & Carving > Carving

This book was very detailed with great pictures and detailed explanations. Chip carving is very precise and takes exact cuts. This book has great patterns and photos that explain each cut and how to step by step get great results. This author is excellent at explaining to the beginner and we have purchased several of her books. She tells you the best kind of wood, tools, and shapes to get good results and produce a product like the pictures. I'd recommend for anyone starting out or those more advanced.

This is one of the very best books I have ever found on chip carving. 4 other people bought the book from my carving club after they seen mine. If you are a experience or a beginner this book is a true must have

Great book for a starting chip craver. Pictures give a good vantage on how to hold the knives/hands and position them for each style of cut. This is primarily a three cut style chip carving book with good coverage of free style carving. A wide variety of chip shapes and patterns are included that will encourage you to include them in your own design.

Another typical book from Lora Irish. Meaning, another excellent product from a superb artist and instructor. I've bought most of her books and have never been disappointed. She's helped me more than any other woodcarving instructor. I've become a much better carver because of her books and patterns.

I'm not impressed with the designs or the craftsmanship. These seem sloppy. I expected more. Wayne Barton's books are far superior.

Lora Irish is a very talented and versatile artist who shares her love of art through her books and CDs. I have several of her books, and have been completely satisfied with them. The patterns are good to learn how to chip carve from patterns for beginners, as well as seasoned carvers.

Good stuff! It really is exactly what I was hoping for when I ordered it. I'm looking forward to using it.


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