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Little Book of Whittling, The (Woodcarving Illustrated Books)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 26 October 2013
The book met all my expectations, it has a number of projects which are explained in good detail and written in a manner which is easy to read and in places comical. I highly recommend this book for anyone of any age who wants to learn the basics on whittling.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 15 January 2014
Whittling is a great little past time. Fun and easy enough but remember to buy a good pair of gloves as there is a good chance you will have a V shaped cut in your thumb. 2 of my friends have had stitches this week and I've had a hook knife trying to remove skin.

Anyway the book is great and gives some lovely ideas on how to, what to, and what to look for...
You don't need all the whittling kit that Amazon will tell you need. A good blade. I use my Mora knife and a Spoon knife (hook knife) and works fine for most things.
Spoons are great for making around the camp fire. Worth getting a small folding hand saw.

Book came the next day. It is what it is really a book on whittling.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 16 January 2014
Gave away 4 of these books over Christmas to recipients ageing from 10 to 50 - all received it with delight and intrigue. The projects inside vary from quick and easy to complex. Makes you want to pick up your pen-knife and have a go. Over Christmas it proved to be the perfect antidote to the sea of electronic screen-based devices. Definitely recommendable.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 2 January 2014
Whittling away the hours, more fun than I realised. Stopped teenage son using his i pad to come back to nature.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 18 September 2013
This book is brilliant! Loads of attention to detail and well written throughout. When reading it feels like the author is talking to you, really engages with the reader. Lots of good pictures, tips and ideas. Will buy more of his books.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 14 December 2013
My friend for whom the book was a gift thought it was very informative with a subtle hint of humour wich she just loved
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 11 March 2014
Made the whistle from an apple breach trimming. My 6 Yr. old was exceedingly happy. Need to use seasoned wood.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 1 May 2013
Have not had time to read this but a skip read and a good glance has me excited about a trip out in the sun with a book of a different kind. Am looking forward to the projects suggested and this could be a career move The range and presentation of the projects gave confidence from the quick view. A real good generational invitation to spend time out in the foot paths and hedgerows with the generations to follow, and it means I will not have too think about keeping up. Just take a stool. walk a few hundred yards and play with bits of wood and a trusty pen knife. Swedish Moro has been my choice.
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on 22 December 2014
I bought this to add to my small collection of wood carving/whittling books. I guess it's a light hearted introduction to using a knife to carve wood into pretty basic objects. I have to say most the objects will be of no interest if you're over the age of 8. Some of them are quite nice, like the spoon I guess. I was pretty disappointed that in some of the tutorials he uses a drill, which kind of defeats the object but hey ho it was a cheap buy.

If you want to get into the fundamentals of whittling, look elsewhere. For starters, he uses a pocket knife with a double bevel whereas wood carving knifes are single bevel blades.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 29 June 2013
really like this little book, some cute stuff to carve, funny little aside titbits and interesting facts too. Great help for me as a teacher with a student interested in starting carving.
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