Series: The Best of Woodcarving Illustrated
Paperback: 127 pages
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing (November 1, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #440,559 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #155 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Wood Crafts & Carving > Carving #739 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design > How-to & Home Improvements > Woodworking > Projects
Since I already had the beginner's classics (Barton, Gresham), I thought that this might be nothing new, but I have to admit that I found a lot of interesting material here. A lot of different styles are represented, and that's not the case with most chip carving tutorials.
I'm not sure why I selected this book but I'm pretty happy with it.There are tons of patterns in this book. I think the cover mentions 50 different patterns. Many of them are interesting things I never would have thought of.The instructions are excellent, clear and very easy to follow. I prefer this book to the Wayne Barton pattern books. His designs are probably more elegant but the items in this book are much more achievable and so many new project ideas...not just patterns.
This book has very good patterns and easy ways of doing a project. if you interested in doing this kind of carving or like the book says chip carving,then this book is for you.I have also used some of this techniques into woodburning and also used some of this projects on my glass working (stain glass).
This book contains a wealth of chip carving information! No matter your skill level or how long you've been carving, there are pointers and info in this book that will help you in your quest for the perfect chip. Loads of helpful ideas and techniques, well worth the price!
Best written description of chip carving techniques that I've seen. Many projects and many styles. I believe there is something for everyone interested in chip carving. A must have for the library.
My aunt is a member in a woodcarving organization. She really enjoys woodcarving and needed some new ideas to experiment with so I got her this book for Christmas. She has carved some really great stuff out of it. Great buy for anybody wanting to enhance woodcarving skills.
Great designs and gives you the basics but it's a bit disjointed. A project in the front will reference a certain cut that isn't described until half way through. Some patterns list the materials needed but no true directions. Workable and useable but if you are new to the craft you might want to find a better resource
My father received this book, he has chip carved before. He said: refreshing ideas, well set out, straight to the point. Good photos and illustrations.
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