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.
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.
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!
Unleash Your Inner Creative Craftsman and Discover How to Craft Awesome Pieces of Wood Art with the Ultimate Guide to Whittling Are you looking for a fun new hobby to pass away your free time? Are you looking for a beginner-friendly way to get into woodworking, but have no idea where to begin? Do you want to discover proven whittling techniques to take your carving skills to the next level? If your answer is yes to any of the questions above, then this book is for you! In this definitive guide to whittling, Tony Gordon skips the fluff and hands you a comprehensive, experienced-backed resource guide to take you from the basics of whittling, all the way to advanced woodworking projects using only a whittling knife. With clear instructions and photos, you'll learn how to carve an impressive array of wood figures that are sure to impress your family and friends! Take a look at what you're going to discover in the pages of this comprehensive woodworking guide: ● Everything you need to know about the art of whittling to help you get started as a beginner ● How to select the perfect whittling knives for your woodworking and crafting needs ● How to choose the right wood for whittling for specific types of woodworking projects ● A crash guide to maintaining your whittling knife and keeping it sharp and ready for any project ● Six important precautions you absolutely need to burn into your mind to stay safe while whittling any piece of wood ● A detailed explanation of the five essential cuts as well as step-by-step instructions to master them with pictures ● 4 common and harmful mistakes you need to avoid like the plague while whittling wood ● Fun whittling projects with step-by-step instructions and pictures from beginner-friendly projects to advanced animations ● ...and much, much more! Whether you're a complete beginner just learning to whittle, or you're an old hand looking for fresh inspiration and new ideas, this guide is packed with fun projects that are sure to keep you creatively engaged as well as improve your woodworking skills.
"Whittling for me is more than just an art. It is like meditation and rather therapeutical. Every single time you create something, it brings you the delight and also the happiness that meets your mind and soul". This is the reply I got from an old practitioner when I asked him how do you interpret Whittling. Then I realized the core idea behind this craft. It comes with no deadline, no pre-written script, no rules, and just pure expression of your emotions through a knife and a piece of wood. In the present times, when all the self-help gurus are talking about Digital Detox, Whittling comes as a strong contender to pass on to the young and the old alike. My Journey in Whittling My wife introduced me to the world of Whittling 5 years ago. As I was already into Leather craft and Pyrography, I got the basics quickly. But reaching the intermediate level in any art requires practice and patience. It has been an incredible journey for the last few years, working alongside her on various Whittling projects. About the Book This book is like a friend sharing his experiences and taking you from point A to B in your Whittling journey. The examples and references are real and taken out of the conversations with various experienced Whittlers. The book covers: Introduction: History of Whittling, how it started, and became part of popular culture. Wood: All about the type of wood, grains, and tips for starting. Tools: All about pocket and carving knives Techniques: All type of cuts Safety: Gloves, Thumb pads, duct tape, and other innovative options. Starter projects with photos and step by step instructions Frequently asked questions: 22 beginner questions as answered by experts: Multiple solutions to a single problem List of online resources for patterns I have included realistic photographs, discussions, tips, FAQs, which I have received along the way of my journey in Whittling over the years. Still on the fence? Okay, let me explain to you the difference between Wood Carving and Whittling? Whittling is like an unplanned vacation (go with the flow), and Wood Craving is like planning a vacation through a tour operator! And lastly my favorite analogy: When I was struggling to understand the concept of wood grain initially, one old-time whittler told me, "Think of the grain-like petting a cat. When you pet it head to tail, the fur all lies down, and the cat purrs. If you try to go from tail to head, it spikes up, and the cat gets very angry. Keep the cat happy." So what are you waiting for, get the book now and start your Whittling Journey!
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
◆ Are you a parent looking for ways to engage with your kids, bond with them, and have fun? ◆ Are you looking for ways to help turn off the smart phones, tablets, and television and still have your kids and teens occupied with a fun activity? In an ever-changing society, there aren't a whole lot of activities that are geared towards children, teens, and parents. Marketing strategies have become so specific that they target the exact age ranges. Fortunately, if you take a step back from "modern" society, you can get involved in some age-old crafts and practical skills that are fun for the whole family! Wood carving and whittling are two such crafts. Not only are there projects that range in difficulty for different skill and age groups, but there are some projects that can be completed by two people, giving you a chance to interact and bond with your children face to face. Without the input of noise and visual stimulation from screen entertainment, you and your children can talk to each other and create something together. Wood carving and whittling are detail-oriented crafts, so it is best to unplug completely, removing distractions like phones and screened devices while participating. It is a good excuse for you and your children to step back and develop a different set of skills. By utilizing this book, you'll learn why wood carving and whittling are important skills. You will be taught basic techniques and be introduced to the proper tools and materials for these crafts. Additionally, you'll have several beginner projects with step by step instructions to get started on with your children. This is a great place to start you and your children's digital detox and bonding activities! I've included photographs of realistic beginner projects, and I'll explain the processes and standard operating procedures associated with them. Below are the topics you would find inside: ✓ Introduction to Whittling ✓ Tools ✓ Process and Techniques ( 1 Project) ✓ Step By Step Beginner Projects ( 30 Projects) ✓ Conclusion and Free Online Resources In the last chapter, I've provided a link to free online resources for planning your next projects. ♥Cheers, and let's start the exciting journey!♥
In continuation of the bestselling 20-Minute Whittling Projects, author, whittling artist, carving teacher, and Woodcarving Illustrated contributor Tom Hindes brings you 24 more fast, easy, and fun whittling projects to complete in just one short sitting! With step-by-step instructions, high-quality photography, and a focus on the beginner-friendly flat plane style of whittling, you'll carve owls, elephants, wizards, gnomes, and even a pair of boots. Progressing from very simple to more challenging, each project is meant to encourage you along the rewarding and relaxing path of whittling and build your skills. Whether you're new to whittling or have been doing it for years and want to try a new method, this book is the go-to resource to keep on carving! ·
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.
"The emotional effect of woodworking is that it gives kids that sense of accomplishment. Parents see a happy kid beaming with excitement of possibilities." -A woodworking teacher Three years back, I asked one child psychologist: What is the best way to make a connection with my 8 and 13-year-olds as they are growing up? I was worried about excessive exposure to T.V, Mobile Phones and wanted to do some activity together to be much of an enabler and guide. He said," Why don't you try Woodworking in your backyard? That would serve all your purposes. " That was one of the best pieces of advice I got off late. We hit it off and started with whittling, woodworking with just a wooden stick and a pocket knife. After that, we moved on to woodworking with multiple tools. The kids only used more straightforward tools, and I handled the complicated part. Safety was of utmost priority, and I always led with example. This book entails our journey with 31 Whittling and 20 Woodworking projects. It covers: - Woodworking and Whittling definitions, background, history - Why kids and teenagers should practice it or how they would inculcate various skills while practicing this art which would help them in an extremely dynamic world they would face - Best practices and safety instructions - Tools with details of ways to use them - Processes and Techniques - 51 Starter Projects - Tips, Guidelines, and Online Resources A perfect company for a weekend or holiday! Get this comprehensive 2 in 1 book with Woodworking and Whittling covered for a kid and parent both.
You can whittle just about anything—the only limit is your imagination. It’s so easy to get started in this relaxing and rewarding hobby. All you need is a knife, a twig, and this book! We’ve assembled a team of 12 leading woodcarvers to bring you a complete starter guide to whittling. They present 24 easy whittling projects for beginners that you can make in just a weekend, complete with step-by-step instructions, how-to photographs, ready-to-carve patterns, and helpful tips. Start off with fast and fun projects that build confidence and teach fundamental carving techniques, like a simple flying propeller or a 5-minute owl. Then move on to create whittled wonders like a musical frog or a slingshot. We show you how to whittle complex designs in easy steps, so that you’ll soon be carving attention-getting favorites like chain links or the classic ball-in-a-cage.
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.
Learn to whittle four little friends with one-of-a-kind personality and charm! Featuring step-by-step instructions, coordinating photography, and full-size patterns for a snail, bear, troll, and penguin, author and talented woodcarver Sara Barraclough will guide you through each adorable whittling project. Also provided are complete material lists, painting guidance, and inspirational ideas for reimagining these charming characters into your own original masterpieces!
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.
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.
A guide to types of wood, knives and their care for those wishing to learn about whittling. Have you ever thought about whittling? Pictured yourself sitting on the front porch in a rocking chair with a knife and a piece of wood watching the neighbourhood activity? Maybe not!! How about sitting by the lake with fishing line out and whittling away the time? Relaxing and waiting to get a bite. This book covers knife types and care along with safety, wood basics and three beginners projects.