by Bjarne Jespersen
This book of extraordinary carving projects shows how to use geometric design to create seemingly impossible shapes from a single block of wood.
It begins with the basics such as recommended woods, tools and methods, building prototypes and preparing carving blanks. It then presents several examples of traditional carvings and puzzles of this type and explains the mathematical formulas used to develop these eye-catching patterns.
The 29 projects include chains, rings, cages, coils, knots and stars, each with diagrams, color photographs, suggested design variations and instructions to lead you through the layout and carving process. Projects are rated by difficulty, from simple linked rings to a stunningly complex cuboctahedron form.
Softcover, 8-1/2" x 11", 127 pages, 2012.