Contains instruction and nine projects to help you learn the classic carving styles and techniques along with the fundamentals of wood and tool selection, sharpening, creating a workspace and finishing your completed work. This title also includes a chapter on power carving.
Guitars, furniture, even canoes... bending wood adds a new dimension to what can be built in a workshop. This resource provides woodworkers information they need: from the woods best suited to bending to understanding fundamental hand and machine bending techniques. It includes topics of moisture content and wood preparation and elasticity.
Presents the patterns that are suitable for carving, woodburning, painting, quilting and more in two varieties: a line drawing for transferring and a shaded variety for illustrating depth and shadow. For new carvers, this title demonstrates the carving process from start to finish with a Country Apple Quilt Square project.
Includes shop tested advice from American Woodworker on how to build 50 functional woodworking projects for various areas of the house, from storage for the kitchen and the outdoors, to furniture and heirlooms. It provides step by step guidance, workshop tips and plans for projects that can take a few hours to a weekend to complete.
All you need to start a rewarding hobby in woodcarving is an x acto knife, and some wood. This is a resource for getting started in woodcarving. With illustrated instructions and detailed patterns, it guides you through every step. It helps you select from any of the fully detailed projects for carving: sun, dogs, cherub and others.