by Chris Pye
Aimed at the beginner, this book gives sound instruction on the essentials of the craft through carving a fish in both low relief and high relief. Step-by-step color photos and clear text introduce each new skill in order of difficulty.
Pye gives specific advice on design, the best woods for a first project, choosing tools, sharpening, proper grip, and making basic cuts. A gallery of students' work shows what novices are capable of achieving.
Softcover, 8-1/2" x 11", 165 pages, 1998.