Paperback: 568 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (June 1, 1977)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
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I own some 200 + books on Woodcarving, and am always seeking more worth adding,...but this little (?) book has GOT to be my # 1 Favorite !!!As a woodcarver of 40 years, and a teacher (for free, to the historical community) I cannot recommend this book high enough.I Just ordered/received a 2nd copy of it, because my first copy was so well-loved over the years, that it's starting to fall apart at the seams,.....(From all the xeroxes for my own files and projects and class hand-outs)If you love old-world/English woodcarvings, this one cannot be beat. It was first published in 1911 in the UK, so the contents in it are English examples,....that cover Gothic, Jacobean, Linenfold, Scandanavian, etc etc. The illustrations are all in black and white, but they fill the pages with that and clear line drawings,...and SCADS of patterns you can enlarge to start new projects.As a Medieval Re-inactor for the last 30 years, this book has been a Wonderful source of inspiration to both myself and my students,....I still have not carved a Fraction of the things from it that I long to get to,...but for my students,...they are as awed by it, as I have been,...The beginning of the book covers all the basics such as tools and sharpening and the uses of them. I tend to skip over all that, and go straight to the projects which are well-covered,.....but my students greatly benefit from those early chapters.There are patterns and instructions in it for assorted shelves, boxes, furniture (like spinner's chairs) Linen-fold panels, Gothic Tracery, Jacobean Strapwork, Coalboxes, thermometer frames, Coats of Arms (the carving of attractive displays of them) Furniture and architectural details,...the list goes on and on. The book is reasonably priced.
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