Complete Starter Guide to Whittling

Start whittling today with this complete starter guide! Twelve leading woodcarvers present 24 easy whittling projects for beginners that you can make in just a weekend, complete with step-by-step instructions, how-to photographs, ready-to-carve patterns, and helpful tips. From a simple flying propeller and a 5-minute owl to more complex designs like the classic ball-in-a-cage, every project is laid out in easy, approachable steps so you can build confidence and learn how to whittle using all of the fundamental carving techniques.

You can whittle just about anything the only limit is your imagination. 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 guide to whittling. They present 24 easy whittling projects for beginners 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. We 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.

About the author (2014)

As the leading how-to magazine for woodcarvers, Woodcarving Illustrated promotes woodcarving as a fun pastime and recognized art form. Whether you’re just getting started in the world of woodcarving or have been making chips for decades, Woodcarving Illustrated is designed to help you make the most of your carving time. Each quarterly issue is jammed with projects, instructions, photos, tool reviews, tips, and techniques. Expert guidance from the world’s most talented carvers helps you to complete more projects and hone your skills.

Bibliographic information

Title Complete Starter Guide to Whittling: 24 Easy Projects You Can Make in a Weekend
Author Editors of Woodcarving Illustrated
Edition illustrated
Publisher Fox Chapel Publishing, 2014
ISBN 9781607654278
Length 95 pages

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