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The little book of whittling
Lubkemann, Chris.
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Publication Information:
East Petersburg, PA : Fox Chapel Publishing, [2013]
Physical Description:
97 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
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TT199.7 .L822 2013 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Whether on your front porch, or in the back woods, the Little Book of Whittling will help you learn to how to create fun and useful objects with nothing more than a pocket knife and a twig. Author Chris Lubkemann will help you "whittle away the hours" with clear guidance on becoming an expert whittler.

Inside, you'll find easy-to-follow instruction on: - Tools and Materials: including what wood is best to carve - How to Start: including choosing and sharpening the best knife - Projects: including knives, forks and spoons; birds and animals; trees and flowers; whistles and walking sticks; and much more Lubkemann brings nearly 40 years' whittling experience, and shares his knowledge in a friendly, down-home style.

Whether you're a beginner looking for an easy way to get started in the most basic form of woodcarving, or an advanced carver looking for a relaxing way to spend your free time, the Little Book of Whittling will give you the how-to instruction you need to become an accomplished whittler.

"[A] plot to get us all into the outdoors...enjoying ourselves while building skills!" Tactical Knives Magazine

Author Notes

Author Chris Lubkemann was born of missionary parents in Brazil and remembers his earliest attempts at woodcarving at age seven, deep in the Amazon rain forest of eastern Peru. His appreciation for wood and love for making things from it never stopped. His first forked-branch rooster hatched between his junior and senior years at college, and the hours spent whittling away actually helped pay for his education. Chris' work in the ministry has taken him to many foreign countries and throughout the United States. Wherever he has gone, he has always had a pocketknife close by with a handful of twigs and branches. So, the simple craft picked up more than 37 years ago continues to be shared and passed on to people from all over the world.  Find out more about Chris at his website .