Professional caricature carver Mike Shipley introduces you to a whole clan of colorful backwoods characters from his native Ozarks.
Whether you're a beginner just learning to whittle, or an old hand looking for some new ideas, this book delivers plenty of fun, inspiration, and satisfaction.
More than 100 step by step color photographs guide you through whittling, painting, and staining. You'll learn Mike's quick and easy "clean cut" method, plus his original formula for mixing your own wood stain in a blender.
All twelve projects feature distinctive patterns with easy to follow cut lines.
Whittling Country Folk, Revised Edition also provides valuable "Getting Started" advice on tools, sharpening, wood, and safety, as well as humorous down home tales about each friendly country character.
- 280 x 216mm
- 88 Pages
- Full colour throughout
- Latest, revised edition
Basswood is an ideal wood for woodcarvers and whittling. Its soft, fine, even texture makes it easy to work with, while its pale inconspicuous colour doesn't distract from the carved patterns of the finished product.
Basswood is also easier to paint and colour, since the wood is so light shaded.