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Little Book of Whittling: Passing Time on the Trail, on the Porch, and Under the Stars Paperback – 23 Mar 2006

4.4 out of 5 stars 175 customer reviews

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing; Second Printing edition (23 Mar. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565232747
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565232747
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 0.6 x 23.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (175 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 198,899 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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""[A] plot to get us all into the outdoors...enjoying ourselves while building skills! --""Tactical Knives Magazine""

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Relax the old fashioned way Whether on your front porch-or in the back woods-the Little Book of Whittling will help you learn to how to create fun and useful objects with nothing more than a pocket knife and a twig. Author Chris Lubkemann will help you "whittle away the hours" with clear guidance on becoming an expert whittler. Inside, you'll find easy-to-follow instruction on: - Tools and Materials: including what wood is best to carve - How to Start: including choosing and sharpening the best knife - Projects: including knives, forks and spoons; birds and animals; trees and flowers; whistles and walking sticks; and much more Lubkemann brings nearly 40 years' whittling experience, and shares his knowledge in a friendly, down-home style. Whether you're a beginner looking for an easy way to get started in the most basic form of woodcarving, or an advanced carver looking for a relaxing way to spend your free time, the Little Book of Whittling will give you the how-to instruction you need to become an accomplished whittler. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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It's not a carving book. It's a whittling book. These are little things that you can sit and whittle in your garden, on a picnic, round a campfire.

Nicely laid out and explained. Loads of information but delivered in a style that means the stuff you need is easy to pick out.

He just goes to show that when carving and whittling a small simple knife is all you need. Plus the wood of course.
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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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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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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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For someone new to whittling, or an experienced carver who needs a refresher course, or fresh ideas, this book is is an ideal fix. It gives the novice all the basics, and the intermediate, new ideas and, maybe a different perspective.
Certainly a choice for a little light reading, which opens up options
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nice little book on whittling wood, step by step colour photos show you how it's done. Also advice on types of wood and other woodworking tips.
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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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What a brilliant informative book. Bought for my son explains the art of whittling simply describes best equipment were to buy and step by step instructions to get started. My son loved it.
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