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Not for beginners!
on 20 December 2009
Well illustrated but very sparse on specific use of tools and carving techniques.The instruction for carving the f/cover illustrated design includes a long list of tools needed, but no specific guidance to use which tool where. A bit disappointing really if you expect advice on the execution of the art, but note the title; 'Design Sourcebook for Woodcarvers...'
not 'How to Carve...' Good section on examples of the art in architecture of antiquity, quite inspiring. If you can already carve to an intermediate level, you will like this book.