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Manual of Traditional Wood Carving
Manual of Traditional Wood Carving
ISBN-13: 9780486234892
ISBN-10: 0486234894
Publication Date: 6/1/1977
Pages: 576
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Publisher: Dover Publications
Book Type: Paperback
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1,146 working drawings and photographic illustrations
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With 1,146 Working Drawings and Photographic Illustrations
Edited by Paul N. Hasluck
Do you want to make an exact replica of a sixteenth-century carved table? Perhaps, an armchair in carved oak? Maybe, a misericord seat or a seventeenth-century chest? What about an Italian cassone or coffer, or an ornate nineteenth-century pipe rack? The Manual of Traditional Wood Carving will show you how to make these and many other projects. The book combines practical instruction with numerous photographic illustrations and working diagrams. The summation of years of research and practical work, this volume is the definitive work in English on the craft of traditional wood carving.
For the serious-minded beginner, the instructional content is well-organized, easy-to-follow and very precise. The authors begin with the basics: what tools and appliances are necessary, what woods to use, instruction in the actual cutting of wood. There are chapters on how to translate your ideas into wood, how to design, trace or outline your project. The various methods of practical carving are described: incised, pierced, and chip carving; carving in the round; Gothic carving; styles of carved ornament; etc. Many specific projects are offered: from the simplestsmall boxes, bread platters, chests, chairs and stoolsto the more complextables, cupboards and cabinets, beds, sideboards, even staircases, or for that matter, almost any item you can imagine in wood.
Authoritative, complete, and profusely illustrated (1,146 working drawings and photographic examples), it contains a wealth of encyclopedic information. There is much here you could find nowhere else.
Republication of 1911 edition originally entitled Cassell's Wood Carving. 1,146 working drawings and photographic illustrations. Index, viii + 568pp. 6 1/2 x 9 1/4. Paperbound.
A DOVER EDITION DESIGNED FOR YEARS OF USE! We have made every effort to make this the best book possible. Our paper is opaque, with minimal show-through; it will not discolor or become brittle with age. Pages are sewn in signatures, in the method traditionally used for the best books, and will not drop out, as often happens with paperbacks held together with glue. Books open flat for easy reference. The binding will not crack or split. This is a permanent book.