Published by Fox Chapel Publishing Co Inc
Extract from back cover of book:
Carving Beautiful Designs in Wood is Easier Than You Think!
Chip carving - a simple method of woodcarving in which knives are used to remove selected "chips" of wood in a single piece - has a long and respected history as a decorative art form. In Chip Carver's Workbook, noted chip carver and instructor Dennis Moor will introduce you to this timeless craft that is easy to learn and produces beautiful, ornate results. In his engaging and accessible teaching style, Dennis Moor outlines the basics of wood selection, tools and sharpening, layout, lettering, and finishing while instructing you on the techniques that will have you decorating household items and creating artistic pieces in a variety of designs.
enjoyable and useful projects are perfect for practicing your techniques as you
master this classic art form:
Chip Carver's Workbook also contains an inspiring photo gallery of finished pieces plus a comprehensive listing of supply sources.
Chapter 1: Choosing the Wood
Chapter 2: The Tools
Chapter 3: Sharpening
Chapter 4: How to Hold the Knives
Chapter 5: Three Main Chip Shapes
Chapter 6: Standard-Sized Borders
Chapter 7: Large-Width Borders
Chapter 8: Curved Borders
Chapter 9: Grids
Chapter 10: Rosettes
Chapter 11: Layout and Design
Chapter 12: Getting the Pattern onto the Wood
Chapter 13: Lettering
Chapter 14: Finishing
Chapter 15: The Projects