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29 Angel Patterns For Carvers (Schiffer Book For Woodcarvers)

Heres a heavenly project, filled with delightful, though sometimes impish, angels. Al Streetmans reputation as a caricature carver and teacher has grown with his increasing library of books. Here he provides enough patterns for a heavenly host, with step-by-step instructions about carving, painting, and antiquing. This is the perfect book for the new carver looking for the wisdom of experience and for the veteran carver seeking some new ideas and techniques. The results are angels that are at home any time of the year, but especially at the Christmas holiday. They make perfect gifts and, for those who sell their craft, they draw people to the table in droves. This is a book that will be much used and long loved. Enjoy!

Series: Schiffer Book for Woodcarvers

Paperback: 64 pages

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (July 1, 2007)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0764302752

ISBN-13: 978-0764302756

Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.2 x 10.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,910,871 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #622 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Wood Crafts & Carving > Carving

I have mixed feelings about this book. It is a typical Al Streetman book (and that's a good thing) that is filled with patterns. I just really dislike how he builds the wings with a thin plywood. I think i will just carve a more 3D wing profile and modify the pattern myself. It's not a real big deal, but I kind of feel like the flat wings are a lazy approach and that's why I dont give this book a high rating.But dont get me wrong, it does have a lot of patterns. The finished gallery is also a little light on photos of finished carvings.

The author assumes the reader has both knowledge of working with wood and the tools to do so. If you are interested in beginning whittling, you'll have to look elsewhere for help.

All my need were exceeded.

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