by David Sabol
Sabol, a lifelong woodcarver and teacher of the craft, has written this complete guide to the art of carving wood, an essential reference for beginners and beneficial even to the more experienced carver. Through clear, straightforward text, he describes the most commonly used woods and essential tools, stressing the importance of keeping tools sharp and explaining various sharpening methods.
Separate chapters detail a wide range of carving techniques: whittling, relief carving, lettering and signmaking, chip carving, making decoys, power carving and woodburning, bark carving, and painting and finishing.
Hundreds of color photographs. Softcover, 8-1/2" x 11", 187 pages, 2008.
Filmed while capturing the still photography for the book, the two-disc DVD set demonstrates the written material from start to finish. Includes a bonus section on figure carving.
Length: 252 minutes.The Wood Carving Basics — DVD is no longer available.