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A Manual for Wood Carving

214 pages2 hours


This text contains a detailed guide to manual wood carving, including information on tools, materials, and technique. Complete with simple, step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations and diagrams, this text is ideal for those with little or no experience and makes for an invaluable addition to collections of woodworking literature. The chapters of this book include: Woods, Tools, and Sharpening; Indenting and Stamping; Cutting Grooves with a Gouge; Flat Patterns made with Cuts and Lines; Cutting out a Flat Panel with a Ground; Cutting Simple Leaves – Carving with the Left Hand – Modelling or Rounding – Shaded Patterns and Modelling – Progress Towards Relief; and much more. This text has been elected for modern republication due to the timeless nature of the lessons contained within, and we are proud to republish it now complete with a new introduction on decorative Woodwork.

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