Woodworker's Guide to Carving (Back to Basics)

Skills Institute Press

Woodworker's Guide to Carving (Back to Basics)

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Attention, woodworkers! You can learn to carve wood. It's a craft that can open up a whole new world of projects and artistry. It may seem intimidating, but it doesn't have to be! In fact, it is fair to say that once a new woodworker understands and can practice the basics, woodcarving is not all that complicated. It is getting to that point that is tricky. That is why the Woodworkers Guide to Carving: Straight Talk for Today's Woodworker is an invaluable tool for a carver or woodworker at any level of skill or experience. Offering simple-to-follow, easy-to-comprehend instructions with illustrations that actually make sense, this book can help you get your woodcarving training started, polish the skills you already have, or fine-tune those skills into highly effective carving tactics. Chapters in the book include Tools, Sharpening, Carving Techniques, How to Design a Woodworking Shop, and more. Specifically, the Woodworker's Guide to Carving will show you: *How to choose the right woodworking tools for your woodworking projects, avoiding over and undercutting *How to sharpen and maintain your tools *How to select wood for specific jobs *Chip carving techniques for making borders, lettering, and rosettes *Relief carving techniques for creating intricate patterns, such as shells, leaves, and landscapes *Advice on how to create realistic 3-D carvings, including a duck decoy and 3-D bust. As great as all the advice is, however, the main selling point for the Woodworker's Guide is its delivery. Often, technical instructions reside in between "mind-numbing" and "snooze-inducing." From verbiage to diagrams to illustrations and even practical advice, an advanced degree in woodworking is needed to understand the information being imparted. The woodworking book changes all that. The advice and instructions use layman's terms wherever possible and are straightforward and clearly illustrated. There simply is no guesswork with this woodworking instruction guide. It can be used as a reference point or a step-by-step instruction manual to learn the basics of woodworking. Whether you are just starting out or an experienced carver, clarity in instruction is more than just a "good thing." Done right, it can be a game-changer.
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Publish Date 2010-11-01
series Back to Basics
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Author Skills Institute Press
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