Whittling Pencils: Projects and Techniques

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Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated, 2012 - Crafts & Hobbies - 31 pages
This introduction to the slender craft of pencil carving shows how to make ordinary pencils come to life. Readers learn to whittle fascinating Santa pencils, Wood Spirits, Leprechauns and even an iconic Uncle Sam. Each complete project includes detailed instructions for whittling these skinny subjects, accompanied by dozens of step-by-step illustrations.

The author provides important tips for selecting the proper micro-mini carving tools, plus advice on choosing the right kind of oversized pencil—made from plastic resin—that will take fine detail. He describes different options for popular beard variations, plus basic rules for painting, finishing and sealing.

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About the author (2012)

Randy True was born in Muncie, Indiana. He grew up around the farming community and auto industry. He always enjoyed sketching and painting, but it really wasn't his passion. He always wanted to build things and be somewhat creative, so his insterest turned to cabinet and furniture making. After purchasing tool and making space for a shop, he started making furniture. Although satisfying, he realized the artistic part was missing. Talking to a friend who is a shop instructor, he was told of a woodcarving club. He soon found the artistic release he needed. Becasue of his love for the artform, he looks forward to helping others get started an hope to pursue a career in the art of wood sculpture.

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