The Complete Guide to Chip Carving
by Wayne Barton

Softcover
215 x 255mm
135pp

Published by Sterling Publishing Co. Inc., New York USA

R.R.P.$24.90

ISBN 978-1-4027-4128-6

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Extract from back cover of book:

Finally, the world's most renowned chip carver has written the definitive guide that every beginner of the craft will want to own. Wayne Barton's technical knowledge, design skills and ability to teach others are unsurpassed. He has trained most of the instructors working today as well as countless students in his classes and through his television appearances, magazine columns and best-selling books.

In these pages, Barton describes how to use all the essential tools, materials and woods. He then shows how to create borders, grids, rosettes, free-form and positive image design, and lettering using dozens of photos and detailed directions. Important tips developed over the course of his nearly 50-year career complete this ultimate workbench reference.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial

Contents

Introduction

Preface

Acknowledgements

Chip Carving

Tools and Materials
Knives
Sharpening Stones
Additional materials

Wood for Chip Carving
Ideal Wood for Chip Carving
Moisture Content

How to Sharpen Chip-Carving Knives
Sharpening by Hand
The Cutting Knife
The Stab Knife

How to Hold the Knives
Using the Cutting Edge
Holding the Stab Knife

Hints for Carving

Laying Out and Transferring Patterns
Tracing Patterns onto the Wood

Borders
Three-Cornered Chip
Lace Border
Rope Border
Gothic Border

Grids

Rosettes
Three-Point Rosette
Four-Point Rosette
Five-Point Rosette
Six-Sided Rosette
Seven-Point Rosette
Eight-Point Rosette
Nine-Point Rosette
Ten-Point Rosette
Twelve-Point Rosette

Freeform Design
Outlining an Image

Positive Image Design

Lettering
Guidelines for Lettering
Choosing a Font
Classic Roman
Old English
Spencerian Script
Becker
Ambrosia

Finishing
Methods for Finishing
Considerations When Staining

Metric Equivalents

Index