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Books on Carving


Max Bainbridge, THE URBAN WOODSMAN
Ref: 27594


This book appeals to the modern man and woman looking for a creative outlet that will connect them to their environment, be they in the city or the countryside. The book begins by identifying certain wood types and trees and how to source local timber for free or next to nothing. Then Max discusses the basic tools and hand grips, and with step-by-step carving and cutting techniques you will soon be mastering the skills to make your own creations. Starting with eating spoons, cooking spoons and spatulas, you can move on to butter knives, coffee scoops and chopping boards - even small bowls can be mastered without using a lathe. And there is added advice on finishing your projects - how to sand, ebonise, scorch and texture the surface as well as waxing and oiling your new, beloved kitchen creations. All these projects are displayed and explained clearly so that, even if you are a craft or carving novice, you will succeed in creating something that can be passed down from generation to generation. 


Price: 16.99

Max Bainbridge, THE URBAN WOODSMAN

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Merlyn Chesterman and Rod Nelson - Making Woodblock Prints
Ref: 9781847979032


Woodblock printing is an ancient art form, which produces beautiful, subtle and lively pieces with just a few simple materials. This book introduces the art, and shares technical information and ideas for those with more experience. Drawing on the vibrant living traditions from China and Japan, it is both a technical guide and an inspiration.

Includes:

  • A wide range of exciting examples of printed woodcuts
  • Advice on materials and tools, and a step-by-step guide to sharpening
  • Techniques to achieve quality prints and perfect registration
  • Description of editioning conventions

 


Price: 9.99

Merlyn Chesterman and Rod Nelson - Making Woodblock Prints

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Wille Sundqvist, SWEDISH CARVING TECHNIQUES
Ref: 106733


For all those looking for this much sought-after handbook, the wait is over. Originally published in 1990 and out of print for almost 10 years, Swedish Carving Techniques by Wille Sundqvist has enjoyed cult status among carvers and craftsmen and is widely considered the bible of spoon carvers. Now a brand-new issue, just like the 1990 version, can be yours. In an honest, straightforward style, Wille Sundqvist shares his love for basic hand tools and the practical objects they can produce from branches, burls, and crooked pieces of wood. He brings this simple art to life by showing you carving techniques, tips for designing spoons for maximum strength, how to shape dough bowls, butter paddles and ladles, techniques for adding decorative detailing and safety tips for enjoying this age-old craft.

Author information:
Wille Sundqvist learned to carve as a boy from his father and grandfather. He was formerly one of Sweden’s Provincial Handcrafts Consultants and is the author of an earlier Swedish book, Woodturning, the Cutting Method, as well as several magazine and journal articles. 


Price: 16.99

Wille Sundqvist, SWEDISH CARVING TECHNIQUES

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Wayne Barton, THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO CHIP CARVING
Ref: CHT15462


A beginner's guide from the world's most renowned chip carver! Wayne Barton - author of Chip Carving and Art of Chip Carving - presents what is unquestionably the finest guidance ever for the novice. He has been the driving force behind the craft's resurgence and his technical knowledge, design skills and ability to instruct remain unequalled. One by one, with the aid of colour photographs, he covers tools and materials, the best woods, holding and sharpening chip carving knives and laying out and transferring patterns. Borders, grids, rosettes, free-form design, positive image design and lettering all receive separate, in-depth chapters, as does Barton's special, time-tested hints.

"Barton needs no introduction, he is among the best-known carvers in the world... His skill is astonishing." - Library Journal 


Price: 12.99

Wayne Barton, THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO CHIP CARVING

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STICKMAKING HANDBOOK
Ref: CHT17603


This handbook based on the 2007 revised edition will also become an essential guide for those interested in learning the processes and techniques involved with the manufacture of a range of traditional sticks, outlining the processes in a clear, straightforward manner and using a wealth of diagrams and photographs. It also contains valuable, up-to-date information on where to source the raw materials for stickmaking, how to find, cut and season wood and where to locate materials such as ram and buffalo horn. This book is equally accessible to stick enthusiasts, amateur craftsmen and experianced professionals alike.
 


Price: 10.99

STICKMAKING HANDBOOK

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Andrew Jones and Clive George, STICKMAKING A Complete Course
Ref: CHT0103


A complete introduction to making traditional walking sticks. Twenty-two projects are given along with ideas for sourcing and seasoning of woods, the techniques of shaping, carving, shanking and colouring handles for a wide range of sticks. 


Price: 16.99

Andrew Jones and Clive George, STICKMAKING A Complete Course

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Dick Onians, CARVING THE HUMAN FIGURE: Studies in Wood and Stone
Ref: CHT0107


The author offers a thorough grounding in the wood and stone sculpture of both the male and the female figure. He explains the basics of anatomy and uses clay modelling to demonstrate how bones, muscles and fat contribute to shape. Excellent colour anatomical photographs accompany. Other chapters deal with the head, torso, knees, feet, hand and arm, the whole figure, the draped figure, stylised figure and the relief figure. 


Price: 16.95

Dick Onians, CARVING THE HUMAN FIGURE: Studies in Wood and Stone

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Fred Wilbur, CARVING ARCHITECTURAL DETAIL IN WOOD
Ref: CHT0104


A thorough primer of classical design for carvers, restorers and cabinet makers. Deals step-by-step with the elements of classical design and then with the practicalities of carving enriched mouldings, volutes, rosettes and capitals. 


Price: 16.95

Fred Wilbur, CARVING ARCHITECTURAL DETAIL IN WOOD

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