Woodcarving Illustrated, Book 1

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Stackpole Books, 1983 - Crafts & Hobbies - 294 pages
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A good illustration is worth a thousand wood chips! Here at last is a woodcarving book that lays the projects out chip-by-chip, with drawing-after-drawing to teach the craft in the most accurate way possible. With this book beginners don't have to guess how to position the knife or where to chip away. Clearly, explicitly, taking an many drawings as necessary -- sometimes up to 50 for one project -- the authors guide you through each project to the completion of handsome, useful, realistic finished pieces. The ten projects are actually ten lessons for building skill in carving techniques and developing confidence and proficiency in this age-old craft.
 

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Good book, very informative for a beginner.

Contents

An Introduction to Woodcarving
11
The Tools and How to Use Them
18
Sharpening
37
The Wood
50
Mechanics and Layout
61
Finishing
69
Where to Find Supplies
77
Part TwoProjects for Woodcarving
79
Carving the Sperm Whale
141
The Shell Doorknocker
166
The Gold Fanner
171
For the Kitchen
203
BallintheBox Key Chain
229
Miniature Beaver Shovel
237
The Carved Letter Opener
263
The Loon
269

The Traditional New England Handcarved Pineapple
81
Carving a Least Sandpiper Decorative and Decoy
101

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About the author (1983)

Donaldson Chair in Operations Management at the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. He is also the Co-Director of the Juran Center for Leadership in Quality and has earned an appointment as a Distinguished Teaching Professor. He received the B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering with high distinction from the University of Minnesota, MSIE University of Minnesota and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, he taught at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, and was an analyst for the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense. Professor Schroeder has received research grants from the Ford Foundation, American Production and Inventory Control Society, Exxon Education Foundation and the National Science Foundation. He is a recipient of the Morse Award for outstanding teaching at the University of Minnesota.

Paul McCarthy is a lecturer in the School of Management at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.
Claire Mayhew is an Associate of the Industrial Relations Research Centre at the University of New South Wales and a Visiting Fellow in the School of Management at Griffith University.

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