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Handy first book - expected more
on 8 August 2011
This is a useful book for starting to carve wood spirits on logs or walking sticks. It gives a step-by-step 'how to' for both carvings, plus a gallery of carved objects to inspire further projects. For the price, I had expected a thicker book with more description - especially about what effects can be achieved using which carving chisels. Also would have liked some more ideas about how to achieve different expressions on the faces. However, using this as a starting point, I have now carved several wood spirits on branches, logs and walking sticks by developing my own style from the ideas in the book.
In short, a useful starting point but I expected more from the book at this price.