By Chris Pye
A beginner's guide to traditional techniques. Akin to having a one-on-one carving course with a master carver, this resource a collection of tips and tricks honed over many years mentors newcomers and serious beginning woodcarvers alike. A comprehensive guide for those who want to learn carving, this manual provides a handful of lessons, including how to choose the best woods, safe tool handling tips, making cuts, and executing a variety of techniques. The careful step-by-step instructions that are explained in a warm conversational voice help novice crafters find quick success and encouragement as they work on a number of carving motifs and three projects for both relief and in-the-round styles. For serious beginners eager to know more about a timeless craft, this go-to reference provides an answer to every question.
Author Bio: Chris Pye is an internationally-acclaimed woodcarver and a carving instructor. He is the author of several books on the subject including Elements for Woodcarving; Letter carving in Wood; and Woodcarving Tools, Materials & Equipment.
69-456-7 8.5" x 11" soft cover with 160 pages