Complete Starter Guide to Whittling: 24 Easy Projects You Can Make in a Weekend (Fox Chapel Publishing) Beginner-Friendly Step-by-Step Instructions, Tips, and Ready-to-Carve Patterns for Toys & Gifts

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You can whittle just about anything—the only limit is your imagination! Inside this comprehensive whittler's starter guide you'll find:

  • 24 easy-to-make whittling projects
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • How-to photos
  • Ready-to-carve patterns
  • How to whittle classic toys, useful gifts, and fun displays
  • Whittling techniques for twigs and branches
  • The 4 basic knife cuts that most whittlers use
  • What to look for when choosing a whittling knife
  • How to sharpen your knife for safe and enjoyable whittling

 

It's so easy to get started in this relaxing and rewarding hobby. All you need is a knife, a twig, and this book!

We've assembled a team of 12 leading woodcarvers to bring you a complete starter's guide to whittling. They present 24 easy whittling projects that you can make in just a weekend, complete with step-by-step instructions, how-to photographs, ready-to-carve patterns, and helpful tips.

Start off with fast and fun projects that build confidence and teach fundamental carving techniques, like a simple flying propeller or a 5-minute owl. Then move on to create whittled wonders like a musical frog or a slingshot. The authors show you how to whittle complex designs in easy steps, so that you'll soon be carving attention-getting favorites like chain links or the classic ball-in-a-cage.