Chip Carving: Design & Pattern Sourcebook

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Sterling Publishing Company, 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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Chip carving offers so many choices--and this bounty of patterns was specifically chosen to provide carvers with experience in many styles, including lettering, signs, geometrics designs, positive-image, and free-form work. The projects feature more than 125 different ornamental plates, boxes, wall plaques, cabinets, chair backs, house numbers, lamp bases, lap desks, and other creations. New to this edition: a lettering chart for readers to trace and then carve. To make things even easier, you use only the two most readily available knife blades (W.B. Premier No. 1 and No. 2) and the most versatile, workable woods (basswood and butternut).
 

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Contents

Introduction
5
Notes on Design
7
Tools Materials
10
Understanding the Drawings
18
Laying Out Transferring Patterns
20
Lettering
22
Geometric Design
42
Designs for CabinetsFurniture
78
Positive Designs
96
FreeForm Design
134
Index
141
Metric Equivalents
143
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Wayne Barton has published more than fifty stories, including two western novels. He has received the Spur Award and the Medicine Pipe Bearer's Award from the Western Writers of America. He and his wife, Maggie have two children.

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