Helpful to both beginners and those experienced in the craft, this expanded second edition is a comprehensive guide to power carving, primarily covering the use of rotary carvers and accessories, with additional instruction on reciprocating carvers and wood-burning equipment. It gives an overview of the tools, comparing various power carvers and giving a detailed summary of flex-shaft handpieces, bits and other accessories. It then outlines a wide range of techniques, with focus on methods for texturing feathers and other aspects of bird carving.
Twenty-two projects are included, organized by skill level (beginner, intermediate and advanced), showing how to carve a Santa, loon decoy, maple leaf pin, walking stick, whimsical house, cardinal, black bear and more. Each provides step-by-step instructions with color photos. An excellent reference.
Softcover, 8 1/2" × 11", 167 pages, 2018.