Lettercarving in Wood: A Practical Course

Lettercarving in Wood: A Practical Course


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By Chris Pye

Letters are everywhere and lettercarving in wood is a tremendously useful skill for a carver to have: from memorials to signing work; from decorating bowls to house signs.

This book from internationally renowned woodcarving instructor Chris Pye will teach you fundamental lettercarving skills with which to artfully add words or text to an otherwise plain piece of wood.

For beginners, and starting with essential tools, lettercarving techniques and step-by-step exercises, Pye provides easy-to-follow instructions for creating incised and raised alphabets in a variety of styles from Roman to Celtic and Gothic.

More advanced carvers will find information on specific aspects of lettering design, such as spacing, colour and letter-family resemblance.

All these aspects are brought together and the process of lettercarving illustrated by nine, detailed projects, including:

· Simple signs
· Decorative lettering on a bowl
· Lettering on a breadboard
· A name stamp
· A small table

So, whether you’re new to the lettercarving, looking to refresh and refine your skills or add a personal touch to your carving, this illustrated guide to the craft from mastercarver Chris Pye will instruct and inspire.
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