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Whether the goal is to create a whimsical figure or to brush up on basic carving skills, this assortment of caricature projects is reinforced with plenty of assuring guidanceand abundant laughs. In this collection of the best caricature carving projects from the pages of Woodcarving Illustrated, a panel of experts, including Peter Ortel, Pete LeClair, Dave Sabol, and Mike Shipley, unload a wealth of carving knowledge. A useful and comprehensive reference, beginners and experienced carvers alike will discover patterns, tips, and techniques among an assortment of inspiring projects. Carvers are offered a variety of satisfying caricature projects, from hillbillies, hobos, and hombres to cowboys, cork stoppers, and keystone cops. Comical thematic pieces such as Duck Tonight, Catch and Release?, and Kickin up the Chips are also included. Building confidence is foremost in this collection, and step-by-step instructions for each project assure success with every effort. Additional articles on finishing techniques help carvers complete each new project.
Subtitle: "10 Step-by-Step Projects for Furniture Makers". Carving 18th Century American Furniture Elements guides the reader through the process of carving authentic motifs found on the most treasured pieces of 18th century American furniture. Each of the 10 projects are presented in a step-by-step progression, from shaping the surface through layout, to rough carving and finally detailed carving. Each step is described in detail with emphasis on technique and methods used to accomplish the task. In addition, the text is supplemented with numerous annotated diagrams and photographs to assist the reader. The intent of the book is two fold. First is that the serious reader will be able to carve the elements from the text and photographs. These projects are not simplified versions that leave out the more complex details that make each element interesting and noteworthy. The entire process is covered and no steps are omitted. Second is to instill confidence in the reader that carving these elements is a learned skill and to provide guidance to that end. Carving 18th Century American Furniture Elements is intended for the serious student of American period furniture as well as those who are trying to improve their carving skills through practice and self study. It is written so that an experienced carver can learn new motifs and that a novice can gain confidence quickly. All of the projects are presented as part of a piece of furniture rather than stand-alone items that are for practice only. The projects selected for this book were chosen because of their importance and popularity in relation to museum quality 18th century American pieces.
Unlock the whimsical characters and wood spirits from within one of nature's most unique woods: cypress knees.
Complete step-by-step carving and painting demonstrations for a folk-art Santa and a smiling Angel from Santa Carver of the Year, Shawn Cipa. Patterns and photographs for an additional 13 projects including Moon Man, Cupid Cat, Firewood Santa, and others also included.
Woodworkers of all skill levels will find inspiration and practical advice in this collection of the wisdom of 30 expert woodcarvers who create their art exclusively from found materials. Each artist is highlighted through extensive interviews, beautiful photographs of finished work, and step-by-step instructions for the techniques used. Topics include the qualities of a variety of woods, where to find usable wood, how to work with cracks and knots, and what tools are needed to make the best of what nature has to offer.