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Complete Starter Guide to Whittling - by Editors of Woodcarving Illustrated (Paperback)

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About the Book



Start whittling today with this complete starter guide! Twelve leading woodcarvers present 24 easy whittling projects for beginners that you can make in just a weekend, complete with step-by-step instructions, how-to photographs, ready-to-carve patterns, and helpful tips. From a simple flying propeller and a 5-minute owl to more complex designs like the classic ball-in-a-cage, every project is laid out in easy, approachable steps so you can build confidence and learn how to whittle using all of the fundamental carving techniques.



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You can whittle just about anything--the only limit is your imagination. It's so easy to get started in this relaxing and rewarding hobby. All you need is a knife, a twig, and this book! We've assembled a team of 12 leading woodcarvers to bring you a complete starter guide to whittling. They present 24 easy whittling projects for beginners that you can make in just a weekend, complete with step-by-step instructions, how-to photographs, ready-to-carve patterns, and helpful tips. Start off with fast and fun projects that build confidence and teach fundamental carving techniques, like a simple flying propeller or a 5-minute owl. Then move on to create whittled wonders like a musical frog or a slingshot. We show you how to whittle complex designs in easy steps, so that you'll soon be carving attention-getting favorites like chain links or the classic ball-in-a-cage.



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Start Whittling Today

You can whittle just about anything--the only limit is your imagination. It's so easy to get started in this relaxing and rewarding hobby. All you need is a knife, a twig, and this book!

We've assembled a team of 12 leading woodcarvers to bring you a complete starter guide to whittling. They present 24 easy whittling projects that you can make in just a weekend, complete with step-by-step instructions, how-to photographs, ready-to-carve patterns, and helpful tips.

Start off with fast and fun projects that build confidence and teach fundamental carving techniques, like a simple flying propeller or a 5-minute owl. Then move on to create whittled wonders like a musical frog or a slingshot. We show you how to whittle complex designs in easy steps, so that you'll soon be carving attention-getting favorites like chain links or the classic ball-in-a-cage.

Inside this comprehensive whittler's starter guide you'll find:

-24 easy-to-make whittling projects

-Step-by-step instructions, how-to photos, and ready-to-carve patterns

-How to whittle classic toys, useful gifts, and fun displays

-Whittling techniques for twigs and branches

-The four basic knife cuts that most whittlers use

-What to look for when choosing a whittling knife

-How to sharpen your knife for safe and enjoyable whittling



About the Author



Contributors include a cross-section of leading whittling authors, teachers, and artists, including:
Chris Lubkemann is the author of four Fox Chapel whittling books that have collectively sold more than 150,000 copies. Chris's woodcarvings have been recognized by Guinness World Records, and the CEO of Victorinox Swiss Army Knives called his "Little Book of Whittling" ""The most wonderful book about whittling I have ever seen."
Lora S. Irish is a nationally recognized carving artist and the author of 24 books, including "135 Gunstock Carving Patterns, Chip Carving Workshop, "and "Relief Carving Workshop." Fox Chapel Publishing has sold more than 300,000 copies of Irish's books.
Everett Ellenwood is an award-winning carver and author of "The Complete Book Of Woodcarving," which has sold more than 25,000 copies.
Dimensions (Overall): 9.02 Inches (H) x 7.63 Inches (W) x .26 Inches (D)
Weight: .68 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 95
Genre: Crafts + Hobbies
Sub-Genre: Woodwork
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Format: Paperback
Author: Editors of Woodcarving Illustrated
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2014
TCIN: 16068994
UPC: 9781565238428
Item Number (DPCI): 247-18-0330
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.26 inches length x 7.63 inches width x 9.02 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.68 pounds
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