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Carving Found Wood: Tips, Techniques & Inspirations From The Artists

Create beautiful carvings from natural materials like cypress knees, burls, driftwood, and weathered wood. Includes tips, techniques, and an amazing gallery from today's top carvers.

Paperback: 96 pages

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing (October 1, 2002)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1565231597

ISBN-13: 978-1565231597

Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.2 x 11 inches

Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #482,226 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #179 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Wood Crafts & Carving > Carving #812 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design > How-to & Home Improvements > Woodworking > Projects

My husband has had the desire forever and I found a class to get him started. This is the first book he brought home from the shop. I read it today and found the illustrations worthy of framing alone. There is one very detailed how to example that takes many baby steps where you gain further skills in multiple cuts and design. VERY IMPRESSIVE.The different artists selected provide a bio and explanation how they came to carving, their choices in materials with the pro and cons of working within the choice.If I were to start wood carving from this book as inspiration the project breakdown leaves me believing it would be a success.

I bought this book as a present but when it arrived it definitely was not like what I expected. There is only one project design with directions. The rest of the book is just pictures of what other artists have done. Maybe this would be a good book if you are a skilled carver but for a novice it may be difficult to replicate the designs without any directions.

This is one of the best sources for a variety of new ideas that I've come across in a while. I carve and sell quite a few woodspirit walking sticks and the excellent color photos of the many professional artists profiled inspired many of my own original ideas. Great selection for any serious woodcarver's library!

I only gave this book a four star rating because I was after a How-to, not an artist showcase book. While there is a section on how to carve a face into a piece of bark, the rest of the book is simply a display of the various artists work. Great work, don't get me wrong, but not the how-to I was looking for when I purchased this book. Where did they find their wood? What methods do they use to clean it up before working on it? What finishes do they use to keep the "natural" look of the found wood, etc. those are the things I wanted to learn from this book. It would not have had to have been a full step-by-step type of book but at least Some info on those aspects would have been nice. Still, nice to have a book with some great work to help get the creative juices flowing.

Carving Found Wood: Tips, Techniques & Inspirations from the Artists This book came to me in one piece and on time. The contents are what I was looking for. This gentleman is a very good artist. I can learn much from him. Thank you Vic Hood, and thank you for allowing me to purchase this book.John

The subject was well presented. The instructions and illustrations were informative and provided tips for the reader to develop personal resources for enjoying this satisfying hobby. Basic carving skills are a prerequisite for receiving the full value of the material.

Creating something from nature is something I have always wanted to do and the cost of material is free. I always appreciate someone that takes the time to pass on their knowledge to others remembering how they got their start.

Carving Found Wood: Tips, Techniques & Inspiration from the Artists This book was shipped very quickly and in perfect condition. Great shipper. Any carver or artist would find this book a wonderful read. The carvers in the book are great! They make you want to go search for found wood immediately!

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