ISBN: 1565238672
EAN13: 9781565238671
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 5, 2016
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 0.31" H x 8.9" L x 5.98" W
Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Format: Paperback

20-Minute Whittling Projects: Fun Things to Carve from Wood

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Book Overview

Learn the fast and simple way to whittle in this fun introduction to woodcarving. Discover how to whittle in less time while you have more fun One of the joys of whittling with a pocketknife is that you can do it just about anywhere. You don't need any fancy equipment, and you don't even need much spare time. Author Tom Hindes demonstrates his easy-to-learn, quick-cut method for whittling expressive little figures from wood in just 20 minutes or less. With his friendly instructions and step-by-step photos, you'll learn to carve an endless array of charming wizards, gnomes, gargoyles, ornaments, dogs, leprechauns, and more. These super-short whittling projects are perfect for learning basic woodcarving skills. They also make wonderful little gifts for random acts of kindness. Leave one along with your tip at the local restaurant, or give one to your favorite cashier. Children especially enjoy receiving them as souvenirs.

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   Easy projects plus techniques and safety
This book is a well written, well illustrated book that I will use to teach my grandchildren how to fold paper. Along with the little projects, it has helpful discussions of each type of cut and how to do it safely.
   You too can whittle!
This book is a fun little book for beginners or people who want to get back into woodcarving like me. Since becoming a full-time RV person, I don't have room for all of my woodworking tools, but I do have a good pocket knife and some sharp paring knives. The patterns and guidelines are very helpful for developing the little bit of skill needed for paring which you can do just about anywhere. Even though it's just a 3 1/2 star project, I would have given it 5 stars because one of the projects calls for a bandsaw to start the figure. I was able to do this one without the band saw and you too can get used to the different cuts that are taught in the other chapters. It's great to be back home, said Whittle.
   Bad Instructions
He said not all Amazon customers are fans of the book. We're going to do notch cuts and paring cuts on that one. To find out more about these and other diseases, go to our appendix at page 86. If you're selling a book for beginners who have no understanding of whittling, you need to explain what it is in the first project, over and over again. The second one was pretty much the same. Just keep cutting corners until you get a ball. Now I give you a biology book, a bunch of tools and say, Okay, plate these HeLa cells, then make a buffer solution and extract some DNA. Great introductory video, but the instructions are so poorly written that it's almost impossible to follow. Even if someone who knows how to whittle would actually get something out of this book, I'm giving it two stars.
   Not beginner friendly
The book was listed on AmazonBasics. com as a "beginner friendly" book. Dark photos do not appear to show exactly what is being done, nor do they clarify what steps are being taken. Other reviewers have said they're annoyed by the assumption that I own a power saw to cut the blank. But what really annoys me is the fact that the printed patterns don't fit on the wood of the given size. Before the hat can be properly attached, however, the pattern has to be tipped up so that the hat will fit on the wood. It would be on tiptoe, Tunick said. It will have to be adjusted to make it work, or I can go out and buy a different size of wood. What's the point of including patterns and wood dimensions if they don't actually fit?
   Perfect for beginners
Our son absolutely loves the book. Its not a large book, but great stocking stuffer or birthday treat.
   Need bandsaw for these projects
Before you can cut them, you must first cut out the basic shape with a band saw. Not great for just whittling out in the yard, he said. It's pretty much a waste of money.
   Go for the paper back version
Overall, I found the book to be very good with easy-to-do projects, but not that impressed with the eBook version. Had to buy the t.h. book, but it was too good a deal.
   Great list of projects, all with templates
This is a great list of projects, each with a template, so you can do some of the work yourself. The projects found in this book are somewhat unique, they aren't mostly overlaps with other books, so it's a problem I encountered with other books. The only downside to this book is that the whittling section isn't very long, so if you haven't whittled before, don't rely on this book for that. Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone.
   A good book for beginning whittlers
Lots of cute whittling ideas to try, too.
   What a joke
He defines whittling as using only a knife, but every project in this book is done with a bandsaw. The whole thing is just a joke.