Whittling for Beginners: Step-by-Step Projects to Carve from Wood (Paperback)

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Whittling for Beginners: Step-by-Step Projects to Carve from Wood (Paperback)


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Your go-to guide for getting started with whittling!

Are you thrilled by the thought of hand carving wood into rugged, rustic pieces to decorate your space or give as gifts? Then you've come to the right place. Whittling for Beginners walks you through the tools, techniques, and materials you need to whittle everything from a butter spreader to a garden gnome to a full chess set!

Beginner wood carving — Start from scratch with guidance on choosing your knives, sourcing your wood, and whittling safely.

Learn the fundamentals — Find step-by-step instructions for the most common cuts and finishing techniques, so you can build the basic skills to whittle almost anything.

24 woodworking projects to try —This whittling book includes 24 projects that progress in complexity along with your knowledge—begin with a super-simple magic wand and work your way up to detailed animal figurines!

Pick up a relaxing new hobby today with this wood carving book for beginners.
EMILIE RIGBY is a green wood carver, woodworking instructor, and pyrographer. She has a degree in Environmental Science, which has served as inspiration and foundational knowledge for her work.
Product Details ISBN: 9781638784333
ISBN-10: 1638784337
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: December 13th, 2022
Pages: 166
Language: English
"When it comes to whittling...we're all beginners. Whittling for Beginners is a must addition to your professional library if you work with children of all ages! The "Hands-on and Minds-on" projects are perfect for summer camps and outdoor education programs." —Larry Chambers, M. Ed. Outdoor Education Program Director

"Whittling for Beginners offers a thorough and inspirational invitation to the world of carving and whittling. Emilie's outstanding photos, descriptions, and step-by-step instructions are perfect for first timers, while seasoned veterans will also enjoy diving into these classic projects." —Ryan Johnson, Woodworking Instructor

"Emilie Rigby is a wood carving mastermind who has yet again, created a beautiful work of art by writing this book. With a wide variety of projects, patterns, and resources, this book is a must-have for any beginner or carver wishing to deepen their skills in whittling." —Tim Swanson, Wilderness Survival and Bushcraft Expert, Founder of Owl Eyes Wilderness Survival