Woodcarving Book 1: Basic Techniques
Woodcarving Book 1: Basic Techniques is for beginners to woodcarving provides all the step-by-step help and information needed to take up this engrossing and rewarding craft. Ian Norbury, leading author, exponent and teacher of woodcarving, shows how to approach the subject in an uncomplicated and straightforward way, using projects to demonstrate the various aspects and different styles of carving available to the newcomer.
Each of the 17 unusual projects featured in this book has been carefully chosen to introduce new techniques, building up experience and confidence in an easy way. The projects are small, useful and fun to make, and most can be completed in a few days or over a weekend whilst simultaneously learning the basic skills. Projects include:
Additionally, there shouldn't be any need for you to lay out large amounts of money for hard-to-find materials -- you can even use "found" wood, such as off-cuts, or seasoned fruit wood from the garden for many carvings. Ian talks about the gouges and other tools, such as knives and files etc., and the different woods and their working properties that are available to carvers. He covers the techniques of carving in the round, relief carving, knife work, and working with burrs and rasps.
- Forest Trees Mirror
- Door Knocker
- Celtic Axe Handle
- Trinket Bowl
- Man's Head Candle Holder
- Celtic Knife Handle
- Dolphin Relief
- Trees & Sunset Mirror
- Dragon Clothes Hangar
- Fish Platter
- Hand Door Plaque
- Falcon Cane handle
The book is illustrated with more than 250 photographs and detailed drawings, with color photographs of the finished projects, suggested examples of further work and the wood species that are best for carving. A total of 86 pages. This is a book that you'll want to keep by your workbench while you learn a craft that will last you a lifetime.
About the author: Ian Norbury has twenty years of experience teaching and analyzing what most aspiring carvers require, and observing their limitations in time, material and equipment.
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