Wood Carving Basics (David Sabol)
English | 187 pages | PDF | Publisher: Taunton Press (February 1, 2008) | 72.64 MB
Carving is an area of woodworking that has wide appeal and can start as weakly as whittling figures with a bear knife. Since the cost of passage is so low, many people are determining to give it a try. But some people are put off by the conflicting intelligence about what tools to buy, in what manner to sharpen them, and by the bewildering rank of carving styles. This book, with its common-sense approach to tools and sharpening, and its capacious survey of the many styles is the full introduction for the novice carver. The projects self-reliance help the beginner become familiar with the tools and learn skills space of time trying a variety of carving styles to know which suits him best. The projects wandering from the traditional to the contemporaneous and reflect the tastes of today's woodcarvers.