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Quick & Cute Carving Projects

Patterns for 46 Projects to Carve in One Day
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From snowmen and Santas to puppies, pigs, and pirates, even beginning carvers can make 46 charming animal, holiday, and fantasy carvings with Quick & Cute Carving Projects. Author Lorie Dickie shows how to get started using just a blank basswood "egg" and a few simple cuts. Readily available at craft stores, pre-cut basswood eggs are a great way to learn the basics of in-the-round woodcarving. These premade blanks allow new carvers to achieve instant success, and help make the first project fast and fun. Lorie's clear woodcarving and painting instructions walk you through the entire process with step-by-step color photographs. Ready-to-use holiday-themed patterns are included for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more.


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Pages 72
Publish Date 2017-09-05
Size 8.5" x 11.0" x 0.213"
Author Lori Dickie
Product Form Paperback / softback


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British Woodcarving Magazine
"...has variety and will allow the reader to produce lots of different carvings quickly and improve their dexterity."
Library Journal, November 2017
For those seeking folksy, easily carved characters and other patterns for preshaped wooden blanks, this first book by woodcarver Dickie will appeal. Wooden blanks are available in most craft or woodworking stores or through online retailers. After a couple of in-depth projects to teach technique, tool use, and painting, Dickie highlights 46 projects depicting animals, human characters, holiday-related items, and fantasy figures. VERDICT This very specific collection of projects will appeal to beginning to intermediate woodcarvers looking for imaginative patterns. While some seem to become one-note after a while, there are plenty of patterns to use.


About the Author

Lori Dickie is a caricature woodcarver and crafter who displays her work at art and wood shows and on her Etsy website. Quick & Cute Carving Projects is her first book. Lori is an active member of the Livonia, Mich., Woodcarver's Club. Her father, Tom Bowman, was a talented woodcarver who inspired Lori to begin carving more than 14 years ago.

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