Whittle a Classic Song Bird
Here’s a fun carving you can do to earn your Cub Scout Whittling Chip patch!
Every Bear Scout and Webelos Scout wants to earn the right to carry a whittling knife, represented by the Whittling Chip Award and the Bear Claws Adventure. But before you take the Pocketknife Pledge you have to make a carving!
Here’s a fun and simple whittling project for you from Chris Lubkemann, resident woodcarver at the Amish Farm and House in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
What you need:
- Pocket Knife
- Forked branch of choice
- Sandpaper – a couple of grits on the fine to very fine side (150- and 220-grit would work)
- Polyurethane or other clear finish of choice (optional)
- Pencil, pen, or marker
- Acrylic paints of choice (optional)
Little Book of Whittling
Chris Lubkemann has been writing about whittling for over 45 years, and he actually holds a Guinness World Record for the smallest branch rooster carving! His friendly guidebook, the Little Book of Whittling, will encourage you to whittle away the hours with 18 fun projects for canoes, forks, spoons, birds, animals, trees, flowers, and more. Chris also includes vital information that every scout needs to know about wood selection, knife handling, safety, and sharpening.
Whittling a Song Bird
Other Wood Carving Titles
Learn to carve today with fun, fast and easy whittling projects! Whittling Volume 5 is packed with 26 projects that you can make in only minutes, using just a pocket knife. A handy whittler’s starter guide covers all the fundamentals you need to know.
A good knife is all you need to start whittling. Whether you’re in front of a campfire or waiting for a bus, whittling is the creative way to unwind and have fun! In this book, world-famous whittler Chris Lubkemann shows you how to carve useful and whimsical objects with nothing more than an Original Swiss Army® Knife, a twig, and a few minutes of time. Learn to choose your wood, sharpen your blade, and control your knife, with dozens of easy step-by-step projects.
About the Author
Robert Triplett has been carving for most of his life. He retired from the U.S. Army after twenty-five years of service and later worked as a safety engineer at electrical power plants. Born and raised in Bedford County, Pa., Robert lives in Hummelstown, Pa.