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Wood Carving Basics (Fine Woodworking DVD Workshop)

Carving is an area of woodworking that has wide appeal and can start as simply as whittling figures with a pocket knife. Since the cost of entry is so low, many people are willing to give it a try. But some people are put off by the conflicting information about what tools to buy, how to sharpen them, and by the bewildering range of carving styles. This book, with its common-sense approach to tools and sharpening, and its broad survey of the many styles is the perfect introduction for the novice carver. The projects will help the beginner become familiar with the tools and learn skills while trying a variety of carving styles to see which suits him best. The projects range from the traditional to the contemporary and reflect the tastes of today's woodcarvers.

Series: Fine Woodworking DVD Workshop

Paperback: 187 pages

Publisher: Taunton Press (February 1, 2008)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1561588881

ISBN-13: 978-1561588886

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 10.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #922,839 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #322 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Wood Crafts & Carving > Carving #1393 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design > How-to & Home Improvements > Woodworking > Projects

This is a great DVD to accompany the book of the same name. He shows the techniques he talks about in the book but goes into more detail. I would highly recommend this video.

This book and its corresponding DVD are 2 of the best resources of woodcarving i have studies. David Sabol is remarkably understanbdable and his information is very useful for anybody who carves or wants to carve wood.

Wonderful. Informative and Interesting. Explains in an informative and entertaining manner - several styles of woodcarving - e.g. relief carving - carving in the round. Chips fly as forms take shape before one's eyes. Everything for a Forest Spirit (Cottonwood Bark) to a Duck Decoy. Simple techniques - (taking a photograph and tracing over it with carbon paper to produce a pattern on wood) - turned into elegant works of art.

We bought it to introduce our grandson to wood carving. The video on CD discussed a wonderful variety of techniques and styles, along with a good idea of the range of tools needed for each. As an overview it was wonderful. If you want to learn each style and technique, you will most likely need to add supplemental material for each style and technique.

I have enjoyed reading the book, it is full of great tips for the beginning carver. I would recommend it to anyone interested in carving.

Fit my needsjust the information I was looking for to start wood carving.The information on the tools was helpfull

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