You Can Whittle and Carve Author:Amanda Watkins Hellum & Franklin H Gottshall There's something challenging about a small block of clean wood that makes the fingers itch to start whittling away at it. You can really get results in turning out all kinds of amusing and artistic little pieces by following the simple directions given in this book on how and what to carve. — Once you have your sharp knife in one hand and your "... more »blank" of wood in the other, these complete directions and full-size detail drawings guide you in making your carving perfect down to the sixteenth of an inch. Actual size photographs clearly show various stages in the process of carving.
It won't be many chips later before an attractive wall plaque, a pair of dashing book ends, or a bit of personalized jewelry will seem to carve itself! Then you can turn to the appealing animal figures or to the eye-catching human likenesses which the authors have designed and which have all been made by students under their direction.
Most of this carving needs only a sharp pocketknife and a piece of suitable wood, although additional tools are suggested for finer and easier work. You can use the kitchen table as your workshop or you can carve under the shade tree in the back yard.« less