Easy Woodcarving is the must-have step-by-step guide for beginners to learn how to carve. No previous carving knowledge is needed. Anyone can learn the basics of woodcarving with the 8 approachable skill-building exercises, clearly defined terms, and easy-to-use patterns. Learn the essentials of tool selection, maintenance, and wood varieties, techniques for carving basic shapes, tips for painting and finishing your work, and so much more! Author Cyndi Joslyn, a professional woodcarver and carving instructor, will provide everything you need to know to get started, and new carvers will discover just how "easy" this craft can be!