Series: The Woodcarver's Favorite Pattern series (Book 1)
Spiral-bound: 59 pages
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing (September 1, 1991)
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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