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Chip Carving (Best of Woodcarving Illustrated) [Paperback]

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7 Mar 2010 Best of Woodcarving Illustrated
Best of Woodcarving Illustrated: Chip Carving takes a journey into this old-world art form that originated in Europe and is still thriving today thanks to artisans like Roger Nancoz, Barry McKenzie, Dennis Moor, Tom Douglas and Darrell Janssen. The reader will discover patterns, tips and techniques from these experts, as well as a beautiful gallery of their work to spur the imagination for unique creations. In this collection of the best chip carving projects from the pages of Woodcarving Illustrated, both beginner and experienced chip carvers will find this book a useful reference. Whether looking to make a decorative accent for the home such as a charming teapot clock, or a personalised gift like a beautiful wedding plate, the variety of projects presented will provide the reader with inspiration. With carvers being more inventive in their approaches to chip carving, the art form has come a long way over the years. This book introduces the methods, styles and signature works of these trendsetters that are easy to follow. Covering everything from what is chip carving through ways to finish and enhance a piece, this book is a must for every chip carvers library.

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Chip carving can be used to great decorative effect and is a side to woodcarving which many enjoy. If you're one of these then you will welcome this book with 50 projects from specialist chip carvers across the pond such as Barry McKenzie, Tom Douglass, Roger Strautman and Elaine Dugan. Let them guide your hand as you discover how to chip carve an egg, golf balls, leaf ornaments, landscapes, crosses, letters, a birdhouse and a teapot clock. And to get you on your way, there is even an in-depth section looking at the techniques needed for successful chip carving. Chip Carving is a fun and informative collection of projects which will challenge and engage the carver, no matter the skill level. A useful book to add your collection!

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 9 Nov 2009
By Wet Dog Studios - Published on Amazon.com
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This book contains a wealth of chip carving information! No matter your skill level or how long you've been carving, there are pointers and info in this book that will help you in your quest for the perfect chip. Loads of helpful ideas and techniques, well worth the price!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Maybe the best book on chip carving 3 Jan 2010
By Robert F. Kinsey - Published on Amazon.com
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Best written description of chip carving techniques that I've seen. Many projects and many styles. I believe there is something for everyone interested in chip carving. A must have for the library.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Should be part of a chip carver's library 11 Jan 2012
By Noor S. Khalsa - Published on Amazon.com
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Since I already had the beginner's classics (Barton, Gresham), I thought that this might be nothing new, but I have to admit that I found a lot of interesting material here. A lot of different styles are represented, and that's not the case with most chip carving tutorials.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliance personified 29 Jun 2012
By clive - Published on Amazon.com
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great book loved every bit of it the styles and patterns were easily understood, and if I can follow them anyone can.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing Ideas 6 Mar 2012
By Tanya - Published on Amazon.com
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My father received this book, he has chip carved before. He said: refreshing ideas, well set out, straight to the point. Good photos and illustrations.
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