From the Back Cover
START WHITTLING TODAY
You can whittle just about anything—the only limit is your imagination. 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 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. We 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.
Inside this comprehensive whittler’s starter guide you’ll find:
- 24 easy-to-make whittling projects
- Step-by-step instructions, how-to photos, and ready-to-carve patterns
- How to whittle classic toys, useful gifts, and fun displays
- Whittling techniques for twigs and branches
- The four 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
About the Author
As the leading how-to magazine for woodcarvers, Woodcarving Illustrated promotes woodcarving as a fun pastime and recognized art form. Whether you’re just getting started in the world of woodcarving or have been making chips for decades, Woodcarving Illustrated is designed to help you make the most of your carving time. Each quarterly issue is jammed with projects, instructions, photos, tool reviews, tips, and techniques. Expert guidance from the world’s most talented carvers helps you to complete more projects and hone your skills.