Look no further than this book if you want to learn the secrets of woodcarving from a master. Master woodcarver Jim Maxwell takes you on a guided tour of woodcarving characters. By following the step-by-step instructions, patterns and photos for each of Jim's twelve favorite patterns, you'll soon be creating your own versions of these humorous figurines. But that's not all. With each project, you'll also discover just who the character is, as explained directly from Jim's own narrative, based on his boyhood experiences in and around the Missouri Foothills. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced carver, you'll be amazed at how fun and easy it is to carve these intriguing characters. Buy this entertaining and instructional book to enjoy hours of enjoyment. Your family and friends will treasure these creations for years to come.