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Amateur Woodcarving: A Guide

Amateur Woodcarving: A Guide

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Author: Whittington, Iain

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 225

Release Date: 01-12-2021

Details: Amateur Woodcarving - A Guide: ALL PROCEEDS TO: SSAFA - "The Armed Forces Charity" - Increase the donation to SSAFA by purchasing the book through "Amazon-Smile" & select SSAFA as the charity • The Complete beginner's guide to learning the craft of decorative carving with chisel or knife • Starting from tool selection to sharpening; work holding to finishing; all with historical context • With detailed design guidance for basic ornamentation to design & drawing of acanthus carvings • Step-by-step instructions for a series of varying projects, using a number of different styles and tools • Detailed illustrations for each step, from start to finish, in this wide range of project • Thirteen carvings projects graduated to inspire you to try different tools and styles • Extend your woodworking skills or learn from scratch the enjoyable craft of carving from start to finish. The book takes you through tool selection (from chisels to knives), sharpening, work holding and finishing & simple ornamentation. There is guidance on design & drawing, both for simple work such a chip-carving and low-relief acanthus style. It provides guidance on using these designs for simple decorative work such as incised Viking style Kolrosing and Alpine chipcarving; guidance on courses; the use of computer graphics as an aid to pattern drawing; finally adding notes on miscellaneous sources for tools - traditional hand tools from China, Korea or bespoke tools from Sheffield, past & present. It provides a collection of detailed projects, giving guidance on the process, from design, through execution, to finishing, for carvings in a number of different styles, all with fully illustrated & step-by-step guidance. Projects start with simple ornamentation using Kolrosing and chipcarving and progress from basic relief carving and flat-plane caricatures to Wood Spirits and Greenmen, finally to low relief and pierced ornamental carving. With this impressively detailed guide, any beginner or existing woodworker can find out how to set about learning the skill of decorating wood in a variety of ways, from simple Viking Kolrosing to Alpine chip-carving, through flat-plane carving (with a chisel or knife blade) to full-blown relief carving in the traditional Acanthus style. The book includes many tips & hints to aid the aspiring carver together with a little of the diverse historical context of the tools and techniques described. At the end, you will find a detailed biography of relevant text from the mid 18th century to the modern-day, all supplemented by a detailed index to find your way around the book. Author: Iain Whittington is a retired army engineer who started woodworking as a life-long hobby under his father’s guidance in the family’s garage. Moving around the world with the army gave him opportunities to learn new skills, including decorative carving. As a specialist within the military – a Charted Land Surveyor with a Masters in Remote Sensing – he regularly wrote, presented and published technical articles in the civilian arena. When he retired from the military, with more time to devote to his life-long hobby of woodworking, it was a natural progression to move into writing about it. This has brought his previous experience of researching, writing and presenting professional articles (for the international community) to writing about a range of woodworking subjects, from tools to projects. This published work has covered designs from field gates and fruit cages to subjects as varied as chair restoration and sharpening machines. This has enabled him to become a regular contributor to GMC magazines and other woodworking titles for the past 20 years, writing on a variety of inter-related subjects, from carving to restoration - an experience that he has brought to the wide scope of material contained in the book. Kindle Edition use Tablet as minimum

EAN: 9781915191069

Package Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.3 x 0.7 inches

Languages: English

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