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Carving Spoons, Revised Second Edition: Welsh Love Spoons, Celtic Knots, And Contemporary Favorites

Carving Spoons, Revised Second Edition is your introduction to the fascinating world of these hand-crafted objects of utility and sentiment. Classic in simplicity of form, spoons can be carved in an endless assortment of shapes ranging from primitive to contemporary. This book shows how to elevate the humble wooden spoon from a utilitarian object to a work of art.Spoon carving instructor Shirley Adler will get you started making beautiful spoons to keep for yourself or give away. All you need are a few small scraps of wood and some common carving tools. Shirley provides step-by-step instructions for shaping the bowl and adding detail to the handle. She offers a thorough introduction to carving basics, from selecting tools and materials to making models, transferring patterns, sanding, finishing, and handling mistakes. 45 ready-to-use patterns offer dozens of mix-and-match designs for both beginning and experienced carvers. A colorful photo gallery shows a gorgeous selection of finished spoons, and an introduction to Welsh and Scandinavian spoon carving traditions provides a rich context for this historical craft.

Paperback: 88 pages

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing; 2 Revised edition (September 1, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1565238508

ISBN-13: 978-1565238503

Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.2 x 10.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #111,719 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #38 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Wood Crafts & Carving > Carving

This is a good book for the beginner as well as an experiennced carver. It has many patterns and gives a good overview of spoon carving without a deep history of ancient past. I am sure there are other books that will give you that info. I have carved 3 of the spoons from the patterns in the book and the patterns were easy to use for a first time spoon carver. For some patterns a side view would have been helpful to determine the thickness of wood to use.

Very good book. I mainly bought it for the wooven spoon pattern, but it is loaded with many other great patterns. It has patterns for early carvers all the way up to advance carvers. I would highly recommend this book for anyone, especially young carvers or someone you is just getting into the craft.

Superb book for those learning spoon carving the beginner to the more experienced. Provides excellent step-by-step carving with lots of examples for creating your own. Author is one of the best in this craft.

This book has an excellent variety of patterns for all skill levels. They aren't dainty but do require carving skills to make. It has two step by steps for the person first starting out but is also great for an experience carver. I liked the second pattern, which shows you how to free up two wood balls within the handle and is pictured on the cover.

This book is a must have for any carver interested in spoons. There are so many patterns of different shapes and sizes. I started out carving spoons, it is an easier, gratifying piece to carve for beginners. Spoons make wonderful gifts.

Pretty light on spoon carving techniques. Only carves the bowl with a gouge. Mostly pictures.

I love this book, glad I bought it, great pics and patterns, great for beginners. Thanks!

This book was a gift and my husband has enjoyed it. The book was in excellent condition.

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