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A beginner-friendly introduction to carving, this compact guide offers instructions with step-by-step photographs for carving items ranging from the practical (such as forks and walking sticks) to the whimsical (like a fish jumping from a “splash” of shavings).

To get you started, it explains the tools of whittling, how to select the best wood and branches for a project, and the basic knife strokes. Lubkemann’s lighthearted approach mixes detailed instructions with humor, interesting facts, and camping and hiking advice.

An excellent resource for carvers interested in making useful and beautiful objects from scraps of wood, or anyone who simply wants to while away some time with a knife and a stick. Softcover, 5 3/4" x 7", 2018, 134 pages.