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9780806993362

High-Relief Wood Carving

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  • ISBN13:

    9780806993362

  • ISBN10:

    0806993367

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-12-31
  • Publisher: Sterling
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Summary

Filled with ideas, inspiration, instruction, and practical advice, this generously illustrated handbook shows the endless possibilities for innovative, quality woodcarving. Written by a master of the craft, it covers every aspect of this immensely satisfying pastime, from gathering the necessary tools and establishing a work area to selecting a subject and finishing a project. Hundreds of photographs showcasing the author's handiwork highlight the discussions of every topic. Learn the secrets of carving realistic looking leaves, plants, and animals; find out how to select the right wood for a project, and much more. To complete the learning experience, three projects are presented from start to finish in step-by-step photographs, enabling carvers to watch a master at work as if they were right in his workshop.

Author Biography

The author resides in Carmel Valley, CA.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9(1)
The Wood Carving Studio
10(9)
Development of High Relief Panels
19(9)
Ideas
28(20)
Basket Weaves
29(2)
Leaves
31(2)
Color Section opposite page
32(1)
Creatures
33(2)
Plants
35(5)
Setting the Scene
40(8)
Ideas into Wood
48(21)
Perspective
50(3)
Grain and Color of Wood
53(1)
Lighting
53(3)
Ribbons
56(3)
Borders
59(5)
Repeating Patterns
64(5)
Color Section opposite page
64(5)
Patterns
69(16)
Pattern Transfer
77(8)
Wood
85(6)
Preparing Wood
87(4)
Adhesives
91(5)
Tools and Sharpening
96(10)
Color Section opposite page
96(10)
Finishes
106(7)
Interior Finishes
106(1)
Exterior Finishes
107(6)
Shallow Relief
113(14)
High Relief
127(13)
Color Section opposite page
128(12)
The Mississippi River Bank
140(14)
Metric Conversion Table 154(2)
About the Author 156(1)
Index 157

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