"An excellent book for all carvers."-- The Mallet
"A woodcarver is one who can take a scrap of wood, breathe life into it with patient, skilled hands, and make it a warm item of lasting beauty. That is imagination," state acclaimed artisans Beiderman and Johnston in this efficient and extremely instructive guidebook that informs you everything you have to understand to create appealing woodcarvings.Especially written for the
novice, it shows how to produce realistic animals, flowers, and humorous figures in a variety of kinds: in the round, in relief, and as line carvings. A wide spectrum of more than 60 job patterns provides useful strategies and ideas for carvers at all levels of expertise.The authors supply an in-depth yet easy-to-follow intro to carving tools and how to use them. There are likewise practical hints to guide beginning carvers through difficult stages of carving, and expert recommendations on painting and finishing, woodcarving as gifts, how to show and get in carvings in competitors, and much more. You'll even discover an entire chapter dedicated to carving birds.Abundantly highlighted with over 200 photographs and comprehensive
line illustrations, this very first paperback edition of The Newbie's Handbook of Woodcarving will be welcomed by any potential woodcarver looking for an extensive, trusted, and crystal-clear intro to the olden art of carving wood.