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The Complete Guide To Chip Carving

A beginner’s guide from the world’s most renowned chip carver! Wayne Barton—author of Chip Carving and Art of Chip Carving—presents what is unquestionably the finest guidance ever for the novice. He has been the driving force behind the craft’s resurgence, and his technical knowledge, design skills, and ability to instruct remain unequalled. One by one, with the aid of color photographs, he covers tools and materials, the best woods, holding and sharpening chip carving knives, and laying out and transferring patterns. Borders, grids, rosettes, free-form design, positive image design, and lettering all receive separate, in-depth chapters, as does Barton’s special, time-tested hints.

Paperback: 144 pages

Publisher: Sterling (July 1, 2007)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1402741286

ISBN-13: 978-1402741289

Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.2 x 10 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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This is an excellent book and it is very complete. If, however, you have a number of Barton's previous books, there is not much new in this one, and that includes the designs shown. So, if you are an experienced chip carver and know Barton's work, I think that you would be disappointed with this book.

As a beginner, this is a great book to establish solid techniques and get an overview of what you accomplish. The patterns and pictures are very detailed. The instructions and explanations are clear and concise. This is a book that I will keep referencing for a long time.

I carve wedding plates, jewelry boxes, and borders on relief carvings. This book provides many samples I can use for my work. It is a super book well worth being a part of any chip carver's arsenal.I constantly go back to this book after owning it for several get pattern ideas mostly. It has been well worth the purchase price.

My dad loves chip carving, so I bought him this for Father's Day. Looking through it, it looks very well written and detailed with how to pictures and designs. It looks to be more for an advanced student, with some really beautiful items to make. There is quite a bit of variety and some unique crafts. I really think he will enjoy it and perhaps make me something out of it. ;)

Comprehensive, clear direction. I used this book to teach myself chip carving and have produced many pieces that look professionally carved. I purchased it this time for a friend. Great attention to detail with excellent diagrams and photos.

Really great book for starters in Chip Carving. I have been slowly working my way through this book and it is written in a manner that makes it really easy to follow along and the high quality pictures and examples make it super helpful.

I love the designs and techniques. It is a wonderful reference book for this subject. The craftsman is so talented and skilled.

Wayne had/has a major role in promoting Chip Carving here in the USA. I've taken a Carving and Design Class from him and seen his kitchen with cabinet doors and breakfast nook bench sides chip carved. He's really a GREAT guy! I've now taught Chip Carving at Carving Clubs and the local WoodCraft store for many years.

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