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by David Western
Traditionally given as tokens of affection, lovespoons are now considered suitable gifts for any occasion. In addition to providing a short history of this art form and its surrounding folklore, Western explains the tools and woods commonly used, techniques for carving the spoons and for fixing mistakes, and options for finishing.
Includes step-by-step instructions for three spoons at different levels of difficulty and a chapter on creating your own design. Hundreds of color photographs show museum pieces, the works of modern carvers and a selection of the author's own creations for inspiration.
Softcover, 8-1/2" x 11", 186 pages, 2008.