The Complete Book of Woodcarving, Updated Edition by Everett Ellenwood
From making the first cut to applying the finish, this comprehensive resource covers every aspect of woodcarving. Everything is here for the beginning or advanced woodcarver, from choosing the appropriate wood; setting up a shop, selecting, using, and sharpening tools; and performing all the fundamental techniques, such as the push cut, pull cut, stop cut, and slicing cut. Every general carving style — from classical to whimsical to rustic — are detailed, as are the basic steps of power carving. The included 10 step-by-step projects are designed to help newer woodcarvers build proficiency. Best of all, a handy resource section and a glossary round out this fully illustrated, must-have resource for all woodcarvers. The new edition includes an updated power carving section, newly added step-by-step projects of a simple spoon and a Santa face along with patterns and painting tips, and updated photography.