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Title:
Woodcarving basics
Author:
Bridgewater, Alan, 1944-
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Publication Information:
New York : Sterling ; London : Chrysalis, [2002?]

©1996
Physical Description:
127 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Originally published: 1996.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780806990903
Format :
Book

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TT199.7 .B7623 1996C Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

This start-from-scratch guide to woodcarving begins by showing the shape and function of basic tools, including gouges, knives and mallets, and how to look after them. It then familiarizes the reader with various types of wood and their characteristics, and moves on with ideas for projects.


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Library Journal Review

A husband-and-wife team who have written a number of woodworking titles for beginners, the Bridgewaters have created another winner. This title, part of Sterling's "Basics" series, offers an excellent introduction to woodcarving. It begins with a description of tools and their care, then moves on to wood selection and the use of knives, axes, and adzes. The major styles of woodcarving (chip, relief, and sculptural) are introduced in short sections that are supplemented with black-and-white photos and drawings. The Bridgewaters' instructions are excellent. Readers are shown how to complete three projects (a rustic country stool, ball-in-a-cage puzzle, and wildfowl decoy) that use many of the techniques described. An excellent and reasonably priced introduction, this title is recommended for public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
1 Tools, Safety, and Sharpeningp. 5
2 Woodcarver's Wood Guidep. 41
3 Knife, Axe, and Adzep. 55
4 Chip Carvingp. 66
5 Relief and Pierced Carvingp. 75
6 Sculptural Carvingp. 92
7 Projectsp. 109
A Rustic Country Stoolp. 109
Ball-in-a-Cage Puzzlep. 116
A Wildfowl Decoyp. 120
Glossary of Woodcarving Termsp. 125
Metric Conversionp. 126
Indexp. 127