20-Minute Whittling Projects
Fun Things To Carve from Wood
by Tom Hindes

Softcover
155 x 230mm
96pp

Published by Fox Chapel Publishing Co. Inc., East Petersburg PA USA

R.R.P.$18.90

ISBN 978-1-56523-867-1

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Whammy Diddle


Pumpkin Pin


5-Minute Wizard


15-Minute Santa


Farmer


Gnome

 

As reviewed in The Australian Woodworker Issue 191

Tom Hindes spends little time introducing whittling (aside from a guide to choosing a knife), before describing his four kinds of projects - Basic, People, Animals and Baby Animals.

He does, however, provide a 'sampler' - a practice piece that allows the beginner to practice the basic cuts used in whittling: the stop cut, the push cut and the parting cut.

The first project is a Gee Haw Whimmy Diddle (similar to the one in Classic Whittling). The second is a small Pumpkin Pin which the author whittles with Jack-o-Lantern face. This completes the Basic section.

The People section describes the whittling of a 5-Minute Wizard, a 5-Minute Santa, a Farmer and a Gnome. The large Animals are a Dog, Bear, Gargoyle, Horse and Fox, while the Baby Animals are a Fawn, Piglet, Baby Fox, Bear Cub and Baby Elephant.

Each of the step-by-step instructions is accompanied by a photo of the finished item, a sequence of photos, an outline diagram, a list of tools and materials and a note on finishing.

Overall, the projects are interesting and attractive and should provide plenty of exercise for the reader's whittling skills.

Photos: Colour

Contents

Introduction
Getting Started

Projects
Basics
Sampler
Ball
Whammy Diddle
Pumpkin Pin

People
5-Minute Wizard
15-Minute Santa
Farmer
Gnome

Animals
Dog
Bear
Gargoyle
Horse
Fox

Baby Animals
Fawn
Piglet
Baby Fox
Bear Cub
Baby Elephant

Appendix
Safety
Basic Cuts
Basics of Sharpening
Finishing
Index
About the Author


Dog


Bear


Gargoyle


Horse


Fox


Fawn


Piglet


Baby Fox


Bear Cub


Baby Elephant