Tiny Whittling: More Than 20 Projects to Make

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Chicago Review Press, Incorporated, Nov 1, 2012 - Crafts & Hobbies - 112 pages
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A hip beginner’s guide to one of the world’s most relaxing, inexpensive, and rewarding hobbies, this handbook puts a modern spin on an ancient craft by teaching readers how to whittle whimsical miniature creatures. With just a sharp knife, a little practice, and the tiniest block of wood, anyone can make a charming carving in less than an hour. Led by an award-winning carver and artist, this manual takes readers through the basics, demonstrating how to carve root vegetables in order to minimize the danger of accidents; readers will create a simple turnip bear or a carrot mouse. As confidence builds, readers graduate to wood, and work through step-by-step instructions accompanied by photographs, enjoying increasingly polished results as they refine their technique. It includes easy-to-use templates and sources for tools and materials, readers will learn how to sand, paint, and decorate their tiny carvings, eventually creating a fox, an owl, a horse, a hen, and even a forest or farmyard setting for their miniature menagerie.

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Tiny Whittling: More than 20 Projects To Make

User Review  - Nanette Donohue - Book Verdict

Tomashek teaches novices the basics of carving wood by hand with this accessible introduction to whittling. The three simplest projects, a duck, a bear, and a rabbit, are carved from soap or ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andd Becker - Goodreads

Here is a hobby waiting for you to give it a try. The author is supportive. He believes a beginner can do it. Start with one of the three bird projects. All you need to get started are some pieces of ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Steve Tomashek is an artist, photographer, and master carver of miniatures. He is the author of the website Miniature Menagerie, which features animated films of his whittling and his collection of wooden animals. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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