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Carving 20 Realistic Game And Songbirds: Book One (The Woodcarver's Favorite Pattern Series)

Each title features bird reference and woodcarving patterns. Ready-to-use patterns are drawn to scale.

Series: The Woodcarver's Favorite Pattern series (Book 1)

Spiral-bound: 59 pages

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing (September 1, 1991)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1565230043

ISBN-13: 978-1565230040

Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.4 x 14.4 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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This book, plus the three others in this series, are a super find for anyone doing bird carving. They include background info on each bird, instructions and most importantly, a pattern showing the side view, the top view and front view. Tips on making feet, how to texture and burn your bird are covered and suggestions for mounting are included. I am in a weekly woodcarving club and I have seen the owl, hummingbird and the robin carved from patterns in this book and they looked really good. I carved a pair of chickadees that I am very proud of. This book shows only bird patterns, Lehman's other books cover other birds, plus a few animals. You really need to get all of his books for yourself--and to make yourself popular with other carvers. My only complaint, and it is just a minor one, is that I wish that information on painting the completed projects had been included.

This book has basically what amounts to crude hand drawn line patterns with no solid references to technique. I did not find it to be any help at all. Save your money.

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