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Inspirational Relief Carving

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Onward, Christian woodcarvers! Learn to express your faith through wood with relief carving projects inspired by Scripture. They make great gifts and are perfect for selling at your church fair or online. First, you will learn the basics of relief carving. Then, you will follow the author, step-by-step, as he demonstrates how to carve a house-blessing, which features a cross with a descending dove. As you traverse through the project and examine the motivation behind numerous carvings, you will learn to carve with skill and intent. Inside the chapters, you'll find the following: instructions on how to create a house-blessing with a dove and cross; an overview of woodcarving tools and safety; case studies and example carvings that show the motivation, design, and approach of the piece; and more. Chapters include: *Theory of Relief *Basic Workspace *Tools and Cuts *Carving a House-Blessing Step-by-Step *Ready-to-Use Patterns *Business of Inspirational Relief Carving. Author William Judt, a Lutheran pastor and professional woodcarver, offers a range of ways to compose your carvings. He details carving a house-blessing sign in its entirety, using clear text and beautiful photographs to explain hundreds of techniques. The sections on workshop safety, design, technique, and tools are succinct and


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Pages 124
Publish Date 2003-09-15
Size 8.5" x 11.0" x 0.324"
Author William F. Judt
Product Form Paperback / softback


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Library Journal
Religious subjects are one of the great themes in woodcarving. Judt, a Lutheran pastor and professional carver, here shows how to create relief carvings that celebrate the Christian faith. Readers are shown a variety of techniques so that they can compose their own carvings successfully. To illustrate literally dozens of techniques, Judt demonstrates carving a house-blessing sign in its entirety, using clear text and colorful photos. The sections on workshop design, safety, tools, and technique are brief but well written and appropriate for all skill levels. Several patterns are included, case studies describe the inspiration and design process behind four of Judt's creations, and tips for selling one's work help the novice. Many carvers consider their craft to be a special gift, so they will undoubtedly be interested in this type of relief carving. One of the better books on the subject (even those interested in carving secular subject matter will learn something); recommended for all public libraries.

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