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With a friendly, down-home style, this guide encourages readers to whittle away the hours. Great for beginners looking for an easy way to get started and more advanced carvers looking for a relaxing way to spend their time, this instructional manual provides 18 step-by-step whittling projects, including knives, forks, birds, animals, trees, and flowers. Chapters detail the proper whittling tools and materials, including what woods are best to carve, and how to start projects by selecting and safely sharpening the best knife for each project.
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Relax the old fashioned way Whether on your front porch-or in the back woods-the Little Book of Whittling will help you learn to how to create fun and useful objects with nothing more than a pocket knife and a twig. Author Chris Lubkemann will help you whittle away the hours with clear guidance on becoming an expert whittler. Inside, you'll find easy-to-follow instruction on: - Tools and Materials: including what wood is best to carve - How to Start: including choosing and sharpening the best knife - Projects: including knives, forks and spoons; birds and animals; trees and flowers; whistles and walking sticks; and much more Lubkemann brings nearly 40 years' whittling experience, and shares his knowledge in a friendly, down-home style. Whether you're a beginner looking for an easy way to get started in the most basic form of woodcarving, or an advanced carver looking for a relaxing way to spend your free time, the Little Book of Whittling will give you the how-to instruction you need to become an accomplished whittler.