Chip Carving Workshop: More Than 200 Ready-To-Use Designs
ISBN: 1565237765
EAN13: 9781565237766
Language: English
Pages: 104
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Chip carving is the ideal introduction to woodcarving for beginners. This simple traditional carving method uses just a few basic knives to remove selected chips of wood in small triangles, squares, and free-form curves, producing amazingly intricate and delicate results. Nationally known woodcarving artist and author Lora S. Irish shows you how to get started in this venerable craft. Chip Carving Workshop takes you through all of the essential chip carving techniques, from tool sharpening and preparation to hand positions, chip cutting, and finishing. You'll discover how to use both geometric shapes and free form designs to create wonderfully detailed patterns. A step-by-step practice project shows you how to master the simple shapes that will allow you to cut any grid pattern in the book. Also included are more than 200 ready-to-use designs that offer a rich treasury of chip carving layout ideas, grids, borders, and motifs. Hope chests, wooden spoons, jewelry chests, clocks, candle plates, serving trivets and decorative plaques are just a few ideas for your new chip carving skills.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Chip carving, also known as spoon carving or Kerbschnitt, is the ideal introduction to woodcarving for beginners. This simple traditional carving method uses just a few basic knives to remove selected chips of wood in small triangles, squares, and free-form curves, producing amazingly intricate and delicate results. Nationally known woodcarving artist and author Lora S. Irish shows you how to get started in this venerable craft. Chip Carving Workshop takes you through all of the essential chip carving techniques, from tool sharpening and preparation to hand positions, chip cutting, and finishing. You'll discover how to use both geometric shapes and free form designs to create wonderfully detailed patterns. Practice projects will have you decorating household items and creating artistic pieces in a variety of original designs. Hope chests, wooden spoons, jewelry chests, clocks, candle plates, serving trivets and decorative plaques are just a few ideas for your new chip carving skills. Inside you'll find original grid patterns, layouts and motifs for: -Large Oval Kitchen Trivet -Small Heart Candle Plate -Fan Grid Candle Plate -Oval Kitchen Trivet -Casserole Trivet -Heart Kitchen Trivet -Walnut Hollow Serving Platter