Complete Starter Guide to Whittling: 24 Easy Projects You Can Make in a Weekend (Fox Chapel Publishing) Beginner-Friendly Step-by-Step Instructions, Tips, and Ready-to-Carve Patterns for Toys & Gifts

August 7, 2019 - Comment

You can whittle just about anything—the only limit is your imagination! Inside this comprehensive whittler’s starter guide you’ll find:24 easy-to-make whittling projectsStep-by-step instructionsHow-to photosReady-to-carve patternsHow to whittle classic toys, useful gifts, and fun displaysWhittling techniques for twigs and branchesThe 4 basic knife cuts that most whittlers useWhat to look for when choosing a whittling knifeHow

You can whittle just about anything—the only limit is your imagination! Inside this comprehensive whittler’s starter guide you’ll find:24 easy-to-make whittling projectsStep-by-step instructionsHow-to photosReady-to-carve patternsHow to whittle classic toys, useful gifts, and fun displaysWhittling techniques for twigs and branchesThe 4 basic knife cuts that most whittlers useWhat to look for when choosing a whittling knifeHow to sharpen your knife for safe and enjoyable whittling

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’s 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. The authors 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.

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Comments

Anonymous says:

Some interesting projects, but not a good place for the beginner to start. A number of interesting projects here, but as a “starter guide” it leaves a bit to be desired There’s just not enough on the basics- how to make different cuts, how to control the blade, characteristics of different woods, choosing wood, and a lot more that the beginner needs to know. One of the projects requires woodturning tools. This is not a book conceived from scratch but a collection of articles from Woodcarving Illustrated. What there is, is good, but the beginner needs a lot…

Anonymous says:

It’s a good start for learning! This is a basic guide designed to show you the basics so you’ll know what is possible with whittling skills as you develope them. The book has great pictorials showing some easy projects and some intermediate projects. I have read complaints in other reviews that the book doesn’t go far enough in teaching the basic cuts or control of your carving/whittling tool. Those things are best taught by personal instruction or by video instruction. Think about trying to learn how to ride a bicycle by…

Anonymous says:

but I still like that I have this on my bookshelf I probably could have learned most of this online, but I still like that I have this on my bookshelf. It has some nice projects and was a good way to introduce myself into woodcarving. It helped with introducing me into the art of whittling.I am now an avid woodcarving and this book did indeed help me.

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