Chris Pye is a well known English woodcarver and author for 30 years. This book illustrates how carved elements can beautify turned work and provides beginners with all the carving basics needed to add decorative marks, lettering, piercing and relief carving to bowls, plates, a stool, furniture and more.
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.
Softcover: 160 pages
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