With a sharp knife, a smooth board and the instruction contained in this book, you can begin chip carving. More than 200 designs – with both geometric patterns and free-form lines – are included, along with many additional layout ideas.
The basic techniques are carefully explained, and a step-by-step practice project with materials list and color photographs will get you started. You will learn preparation, tool sharpening, transferring patterns from paper to wood, hand positioning, chip cutting, and finishing with stain or paint. A gallery of carvings shows different chip grids, carving patterns and finishes, and will inspire the novice and experienced carver alike.
Softcover, 8 1/2" × 11", 103 pages, 2013.