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Books on Carving


Melanie Abrantes, CARVE
Ref: 28345


Norwegian Wood meets How to Tie a Tie in this irresistible gift for DIY enthusiasts. Using just a tool or two (a pocketknife and a gouge), readers will learn how to whittle 12 small objects, from a coffee spoon to a pair of dice, that take just a few hours to finishand in the process carve out a little peace and quiet for themselves. Carve is an accessible guide to a hobby made for unplugging and connecting with the outdoors. Beautiful lifestyle and how-to photographs inspire readers to carve simple projects that include a comb, catch-all tray, camping fork and knife, air plant hanger, pair of dice, and more. Woodworker Melanie Abrantes also includes information on choosing the right knife and wood and tips on personalizing and maintaining a finished piece with staining, burning, monogramming and more. 


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Melanie Abrantes, CARVE

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Paul Adamson, Kuksa - A Guide to Hand Carved Wooden Cups
Ref: PA-KUKSA


Paul has been carving wooden cups or Kuksa for over ten years, and along the way has learnt what the problems are and overcome many of them.

After being asked many times how to make them, he thought he would a book to teach others how to make them.

This paperback book contains 78 pages with lots of full colour pictures to explain the styles and shapes, tools and equipment, knife grips, problem solving and of course not forgetting; how to make a Kuksa. 


Price: 12.00

Paul Adamson, Kuksa - A Guide to Hand Carved Wooden Cups

Paul Adamson, Kuksa - A Guide to Hand Carved Wooden Cups

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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. 


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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



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Merlyn Chesterman and Rod Nelson - Making Woodblock Prints


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Wille Sundqvist, SWEDISH CARVING TECHNIQUES
Ref: 23586


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: 21.99

Wille Sundqvist, SWEDISH CARVING TECHNIQUES

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