Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Start whittling today with this complete starter guide. 12 leading woodcarvers present 24 easy whittling projects that you can make in just a weekend, complete with step-by-step instructions, how-to photographs, ready-to-carve patterns, and helpful tips.
Learn an Ancient Art and Create Beautiful Things with a Pocket Knife! Are you looking for a new skill to master? Do you want to surprise a loved one with a unique handmade gift? Then whittling, or wood carving, is something for you! Wood carving used to be an important skill in many cultures around the world until the 1960s, when electronic entertainment became more popular. But now old hobbies are returning, and whittling is among them. But... how do you learn a skill that has been out of fashion for decades? By reading a high-quality book, grabbing some wood and a knife, and practicing! This book by Antony McDeere is exactly what you need to create your first whittling projects. It will introduce you to the fascinating world of whittling and guide you through several projects. The book will give you a solid foundation that you can build on to become a master whittler. With this book, you will: Learn how to choose the ideal type of wood for your whittling projects - any wood can be used for whittling, but its hardness and texture should match your skill and the type of sculpture you're planning to create. Get to know the wide variety of tools used for whittling - for your first projects, you'll only need a pocket knife, but as your skills develop, you'll master the use of other tools. Practice the fundamental techniques of whittling! Complete exciting whittling projects that range from easy to hard - a wooden spoon, a carved wooden idol, a boomerang (that actually works!) and many more! Get the inspiration that you need to create your own whittling projects! Ready to impress your friends and loved ones with your new skill? Scroll up, click on "Buy Now with 1-Click", and Get Your Copy Now!
The Art of Whittling has provided readers with a wonderful introduction to the enjoyable hobby of whittling for decades. First published in 1930, Walter L. Faurot’s guide was one of the first manuals on the subject. This book contains a wealth of traditional whittling project that are not found in many other books today. Rediscover such classics as: • Interlocking wooden puzzles • Rings and dumbbells • Continuous wooden chains • Ships inside bottles Perfect for a beginner or someone looking to enhance their whittling skills, this book also contains instructions for making such items as working wooden scissors and pliers, balls in cages, entwined hearts, fans, animal toys, and joint work. Enjoy exploring a new hobby with this unabridged republication of the original edition.
A good pocket knife is all you need to start whittling. Whether you’re in front of a campfire or waiting for a bus, whittling is the creative way to unwind and have fun! In this pocket-sized book, world-famous whittler Chris Lubkemann shows you how to whittle 43 useful and whimsical objects with nothing more than an Original Swiss Army® Knife, a twig, and a few minutes of time. Learn to choose your wood, sharpen your blade, and control your pocket knife with dozens of easy, step-by-step whittling projects – from bow and arrows and spoons to magical little trees, animals, and so much more. Published in collaboration with Victorinox® AG, makers of the Original Swiss Army Knife.
The whittler extraordinaire, Chris Lubkemann, is back with 31 fun and rewarding new whittling projects in his latest guidebook, Big Book of Whittle Fun. These detailed, photo-illustrated projects are quick and easy to make. Chris offers clear instructions for creating a wide variety of useful and entertaining objects with almost no expense or training, and gives tips and techniques that make whittling accessible and enjoyable for both novices and experienced carvers. With helpful advice on choosing wood, basic whittling techniques and safe knife sharpening, you'll be able to make practical projects like recipe holders and whimsical objects like a rooster. Many playful sports and game-oriented projects are also included such as tic-tac-toe and a bowling set complete with a lane and pins. You'll find the projects in this book truly make whittling fun.
Do you find yourself drawn to wooden art carved with knives and wishing that you can create all the amazing projects you see each day? Do you want a step by step guide on how to get started with whittling to carve out awesome projects in no time? If so, then read on… Have you ever picked up a piece of wood and had that sudden moment where it is as though your mind opened up and you had a rush of inspiration on how to turn that wooden piece into something beautiful? If you have had these feelings, or you are simply interested in wood carving but do not know where to start, there’s good news for you. Wood carving can sometimes seem overwhelming. With all the hardware required, maneuvering of wood and high skills deployed to create amazing artworks out of wood, it can sometimes look like a too daunting task for you to approach. But what if there was a way for you to satisfy your desire to create stunning pieces out of wood without having to go through the long and tedious process of cutting, drilling holes, and fighting with heavy machinery? The way around this would be to get started with whittling. Although not as elaborate as full-blown wood carving, whittling is a process of creating amazing artworks and utilities out of wood, with the aid of smaller tools that are easily obtainable. This implies that with some patience, attention to detail, a whittling knife, and some time, you will be able to create simple woodwork that is both beautiful and useful to you. This book throws more light into the subject of wood whittling. As an ancient practice dating back to a very long time ago, whittling has evolved, and there is so much more that you can achieve with just your whittling knife and all the factors that have been mentioned above. Within the pages of this book you will; 1. Gain a better understanding of what whittling is all about and how it evolved. 2. Understand the therapeutic benefits of engaging in the art of whittling. 3. Be familiar with the tools you need to have a successful whittling project and how these tools are handled for the best results. 4. Gain insider secrets on the tips and tricks of executing successful whittling projects. 5. Be exposed to 20 whittling ideas that will help bring out your artistic and creative side to life. 6. Be privy to some of the most frequently asked whittling questions that will provide you with a deeper insight and further guidance into the art of wood carving with knives. …And a whole lot more! This book offers a crash course for beginners into the art of whittling. Even if you had no idea of the craft, by the time you are done with the knowledge within these pages, you should be up and ready to complete your first whittling project. It is not that difficult to create all those amazing woodwork you have wanted to create all this while with knives. With the knowledge hidden in this book, you are well covered. To access the wealth of knowledge in this book, simply get your copy RIGH NOW
Learn the fast and simple way to whittle in this fun introduction to woodcarving. Discover how to whittle in less time while you have more fun! One of the joys of whittling with a pocketknife is that you can do it just about anywhere. You don’t need any fancy equipment, and you don’t even need much spare time. Author Tom Hindes demonstrates his easy-to-learn, quick-cut method for whittling expressive little figures from wood in just 20 minutes or less. With his friendly instructions and step-by-step photos, you’ll learn to carve an endless array of charming wizards, gnomes, gargoyles, ornaments, dogs, leprechauns, and more. These super-short whittling projects are perfect for learning basic woodcarving skills. They also make wonderful little gifts for random acts of kindness. Leave one along with your tip at the local restaurant, or give one to your favorite cashier. Children especially enjoy receiving them as souvenirs.
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Rediscover Old-Fashioned Creativity The term "whittling" evokes pleasant images of bygone days, when old-timers relaxed with knife and wood in front of the general store. You can master the old-fashioned craft of whittling today, with this easy-to-learn beginner's guide. Even if you've never carved a piece of wood before, Old Time Whittling will show you how to create iconic whittling classics like the wooden chain, ball-in-a-cage, arrow-through-the-heart, and more. Woodcarving instructor and author Keith Randich takes you step-by-step through 10 projects, with concise instructions and more than 50 photographs and diagrams. This introduction to classic old-fashioned whittling includes: Ten projects with concise instructions Three dimensional in-the-round carving Two dimensional shallow relief carving Wood selection, knife sharpening, and safety
With little more than a pocket knife, a branch, and a dose of concentration, this book will show you how to whittle unique keepsakes that are fun to make, will be appreciated as gifts, or can be popular items for sale. Author Chris Lubkemann, a woodcarver since age 7, is pleased to share his lifelong love of whittling with both beginners and experienced whittlers alike in Whittling Twigs & Branches. Inside, you'll find everything you need to master the basic woodworking technique called curling to create birds, trees, and flowers. With step-by-step whittling projects, helpful tips for correcting mistakes, and advice on painting and finishing, also inside is a picture gallery of finished pieces including table lamps, whimsical characters, letter openers, desk plaques, and chess sets, to give you inspiration in your own work.
The Whittling Handbook is the perfect introduction to the simple, yet immensely pleasurable, craft of creating attractive objects with nothing more than a knife and a piece of timber. Whittling is an art form that can be as simple or as complex as you like. This delightful book guides the reader through the basics starting with straightforward projects such as a garden hand tool and paper knife then progresses to more complex and intricate items such as a linked chain and whistle. The tools you'll need, plus the basic techniques and how to perform them safely are all covered in a clear and straighforward way.
Whittling in the Wild features more than 30 fun and exciting objects to make using a simple pocket knife, wood, and a handful of household items. With step-by-step instructions and coordinating high-quality photography, whittle and carve a boat, parachute, and so much more.
A fascinating practical introduction to the Danish art of whittling, with inspiration and instructions for making adorable decorative wooden birds. Snitte, Denmark’s art of wood whittling, is a rite of passage for most Scandinavians, and the passion for it lasts a lifetime. Wood whittling’s practical, outdoorsy nature has been married to fine craftsmanship in this beautiful book about creating wood-sculpted birds that can be left uncoloured and crisp as they are in wood or coloured carefully to make exquisite sculptures. Written by a passionate Danish woodsman, Frank Egholm, the book teaches even the beginner the basics of wood whittling a bird shape with step-by-step demonstrations (and templates), how to mount them elegantly on real pieces of wood, and how to paint them delicately to bring out their colourful beauty. From the familiar robin, blue tit and wagtail to the less common yellowhammer, the book has templates for eight European birds. Whether you are new to whittling or are looking for a fresh project with your whittling skills, this is a perfect book to make something special and tap into the wonders of Scandinavian craft.