Wood Carving Book Author:Doris Aller FOREWORD: — The first purpose of this book is to provide complete self-instruction for the beginning wood-carver. Pictures and diagrams are here to make each step plain. If you are without wood-carving experience and must "start from scratch," then this book is for you. — Although many projects designed to be copied are included in this book, it... more »s second purpose is to stir the creative impulses of the carver and lead him to design original work. If you aspire to do wood carving as a craft or an art, this book is for you!
A further purpose of this book is to present the carving of wood as more than a pleasant pastime or as a reflection of quaint decorative notions of the past. It presents carving as a means of forming useful objects with decorative qualities. If you want to make such carved objects for your home, this book is certainly for you!« less