Whittling and Woodcarving Author:E.J. Tangerman Throughout the ages, one popular way to use your creative urge has been whittling and woodcarving. Tangerman presents a full introduction to this art form. The book bridges the gap between whittling and serious carving. A beginner who is moderately handy can whittle or carve scores of useful objects, toys, gifts... or simply pass hours at app... more »lying ingenuity.
The book begins with a history of whittling and woodcarving, progresses through information on different woods, selection and care of knives, and ways of using tools (including grips, types of strokes and cuts, and simple exercises), and covers finishings, repairs, and the care of tools. Loaded with illustrations.« less