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Learn to Carve Ugly Faces (Booklet) by Harold Enlow Carving Figure Caricatures in the Ozark Style by Harold L. Enlow Carving Wooden Critters: Includes Power Carving Techniques by Diane Harto-Ernst
Carve Ugly Faces alongside master carver Harold Enlow as he guides you in your carving of faces and features with this full-color booklet.
ISBN 978-1-56523-626-4

Wood carving in the Ozark style is easy and fun when you follow professional carver Harold Enlow's directions. Using figures he has carved for his own collection in Dogpatch, Arkansas, he gives instructions and illustrations that cover every angle of carving figure caricatures.
He tells you how to go about selecting and preparing the wood, selecting the proper tools, sharpening the tools, using a mallet and band saw, roughing out a figure from a block, carving a head and face, and finishing your carvings. Then he presents explicit instructions for ten projects: a Missouri mule, a mountaineer, a hobo, a cowboy, a hill woman, Rufus and Sadie, Bootsie the cow, a banjo player, "Ozark Trail's End," and "Revenooers." Each project is illustrated in diagram form (front and usually profile) to make it easy to draw on the wood, and there are photographs of each completed project and some in intermediate stages. The general instructions are also illustrated copiously, and there are photographs of other completed carvings from the author's collection — a total of 22 drawings and 47 photographs in all.
Whether you are an accomplished carver or just beginning, you will find these caricatures a delightful group and very easy to do. The projects are arranged in order of difficulty, and by the time you get to the last one, you will be ready to do your own designs and carve your own caricatures.
ISBN 978-0-486-23151-8

This pattern treasury is full of creative and unique projects for you to carve. Beginners will love these easy and adorable patterns, with clear photographs showing each step in the carving process. Includes 18 ready-to-use patterns, step-by-step photographs.
ISBN: 978-1-56523-771-1
How to Carve a Woodspirit in a Hiking Stick by Skylar Johnson How to Sharpen Woodcarving Tools by Skylar Johnson Chip Carved Christmas Ornaments: 20 Patterns with Infinite Variations by Bruce Nicholas
Learn to carve a woodspirit in a hiking stick by following step by step photos and text instruction. The book also includes sections for carving your woodspirit with an optional mustache and closed eyes. Sections also included are tool and stick selection and a gallery of finished woodspirits.
ISBN 0-9753002-0-2
Covers all aspects of sharpening woodcarving tools including knives, gouges, and v-tools. Learn how to sharpen using stones or power wheels. Easy step-by-step instructions.
ISBN 0-9753002-4-5

Make a tree full of festive chip-carved holiday ornaments with this handy guide. Chip carving, one of the earliest forms of traditional woodcarving, is also one of the easiest methods for beginners to learn. Award-winning chip carver Bruce Nicholas shows how to create an endless variety of exquisite ornaments, using just three basic cuts and only two knives. Based on his many years of chip carving experience and class instruction, Bruce shows how to create finely pierced carvings that will let the holiday lights shine through. 46 ready-to-use full-size patterns include versatile elements that can be re-combined with infinite variations the only limit is your imagination. The author also reveals his beautiful techniques for staining the ornaments with water color pencils.

ISBN 978-1-56523-881-7

Old Time Whittling: Easy Techniques for Carving Classic Projects by Keith Randich Pyrography Basics by Lora Irish Carving the Little Guys by Keith Randich

Master the old-fashioned craft of whittling with this easy-to-learn beginner's guide. Even if you've never carved a piece of wood before, Old Time Whittling will show you how to create 10 iconic whittling classics like the wooden chain, ball-in-a-cage, arrow-through-the-heart, and more.
ISBN 978-1-56523-774-2

This simple introduction to wood burning walks you through all the basics of materials, tools, and techniques. Seven skill-building projects provide step-by-step exercises in using temperature, time, layering, and texturing to create artistic tonal values.

This skill-building beginner's guide reveals the secrets of capturing humor and expression in caricature carving. Learn to transform small blocks of wood into expressive little people with illustrated cut-by-cut instructions. Basic information is included on wood, tools, sharpening, cutting, safety, finishing, repairs, and more. Carving the Little Guys presents an accessible introduction to the art of caricature carving for beginning woodcarvers. Author Keith Randich takes you cut-by-cut through the process of transforming a small block of wood into an expressive Little Guy. This easy-to-learn tutorial teaches all of the essential techniques needed to get started in an enjoyable and rewarding new hobby. Basic information is included on wood, tools, sharpening, cutting, safety, finishing, repairs, and more.

Carving Kids by Ivan Whillock Carving and Painting the Sea Captain by Dylan Goodson Little Book of Pyrography by Lora Irish
Carving Kids by Ivan Whillock
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Carving and Painting the Sea Captain by Dylan Goodson
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Little Book of Pyrography by Lora Irish
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Step-by-step photos and instructions are included for the Tennis Player .... everything from the top of his head down to his finely stringed racket. Then use those techniques to carve the rest of the neighborhood gang:
- The Kid Ghost (trick-or-treator)
- The Kid Baseball Player
- The Kid Dress-Up Girl
- The Kid Angel
- The Kid Soccer Player
- The Kid Tomboy (girl football player)
- The Kid Ice Skater (CUTE!)
- The Baby with a Toy Truck
- The Kid With a Big Base Drum
*** Each pattern Is roughly 8" tall and includes
BOTH front and side views ... excellent drawings!
Learn how to carve a lifelike sea captain with this start-to-finish project booklet from woodcarving artist and instructor Dylan Goodson. From blocking out the planes, roughing in the shapes and refining the forms to adding details, painting and finishing, Carving And Painting The Sea Captain guides you through the entire process. Dylan shows you how to sculpt an expressive 12-inch-tall figure in a relaxed pose with a natural balance. He explains his expert techniques for carving finely detailed faces, hands, and clothing, and provides useful advice on the wet-into-wet paint blending method. Clear instructions and more than 80 step-by-step photographs show you exactly what to do, with full-size patterns provided for front, back, left, and right views.
This handsome hardcover gift book makes woodburning easy by walking beginners through all the basics of materials, tools, and techniques. Seven skill-building pyrography projects provide step-by-step exercises in using temperature, time, layering, and texturing to create artistic tonal values.
Wood Carver's Shop Journal Carving Fishermen and the Tall Tale (Schiffer Book for Woodcarvers) Paperback Whittlin' Whistles: How to Make Music with Your Pocket Knife By Rick Wiebe
Wood Carver's Shop Journal
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Now woodcarving enthusiasts have a handy way to organize their favorite hobby! This new carving journal features project logs, tool checklists, and a lay-flat binding for easy shop reference.

Carving Fishermen and the Tall Tale (Schiffer Book for Woodcarvers) Paperback

Cleve Taylor captures the foibles and follies of fishermen in four basswood figures, and reveals the subtle secrets of facial expression. Clear photos and instructions take the carver through each step of the project from the initial pattern layout to the final painting and mounting of the finished figure.
ISBN: 0-88740-903-2

One of the signature projects whittlers enjoy working on is the whistle, and this book addresses each and every detail of successful whistle making. With a pocket knife and some readily available materials, most of which can be gathered from nature, beginning carvers will produce fun and attractive whistles that they can show off to their friends. Designed to be understandable to both younger readers and adult beginners, the book features numerous full-color instructional photos for each project and provides a strong emphasis on safety and tool care. Featured projects include the classic slip bark whistle, tube whistles, a kazoo, and reed whistles.
ISBN 970-1-610350-49-5
Carving Pen Figures Carving a "Closet Buddy" from Aromatic Red Cedar - 2nd Edition with David Hummel Cowboy Carving with Cleve Taylor by Cleve Taylor
Carving Pen Figures
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Caricature carver Steve Brown puts his unique talent to work carving these conversational writing tools. Herein are 37 designs for unique pens portraying objects and people. There are basketball and baseball players, a golfer, a fisherman, a farmer, a plumber, a doctor, and a Nascar driver. He has a frontiersman, an Indian, an Uncle Sam, and a wizard, along with a bunch of new takes on the ever popular Santa Claus. And there are non-human (and fish) figures, too, including a baseball bat and a string of billiard balls. Steve demonstrates his technique step-by-step for beginners in more than a hundred color photographs, and a gallery of Brown's carvings will help to stimulate new ideas among beginning and seasoned carvers alike.
ISBN 0-7643-0609-X

Use conventional carving tools to make a little woodspirit from aromatic red cedar to hang in your closet.

ISBN 978-0-9840675-0-3

The combination of exacting detail and wry good humor that Cleve brings to his carvings is now shared with his readers. Each step is well-illustrated with full color photographs. Patterns for four cowboys and a horse are provided.
ISBN 0-88740-641-6
29 Cowboy Patterns for Carvers by Al Streetman 25 Gunfighter Patterns for Carvers: With Step-By-Step Carving Instructions by Al Streetman Carving Wizards with Tom Wolfe by Douglas Congdon-Martin
Even in this modern age cowboys and the Old West still capture the imaginations of woodcarvers. Here are 29 patterns for carving great cowboys, plus added ideas for settings. With Al Streetmans helpful advice, this book can be used by greenhorns and saddle-worn carvers alike.
ISBN 0-7643-0187-X
Al Streetman goes west with a new carving and pattern book. This time he shares the secrets of carving the western gunfighter, and provides the carver with 25 creative patterns...enough for the O.K. Corral and more! Concise instructions take the carver step-by-step through the project, from laying out the pattern to painting the finished work. The book is designed to be used by carvers of all levels, from novice to advanced. The results are delightful figures of which the artist will be proud. This book follows two other well-received carving books by Al Streetman, 41 Santa Patterns for Carvers and 25 Uncle Sam Patterns for Carvers.
ISBN 0-88740-783-8
These fanciful figures let the imagination run wild. You can make them friendly or sinister, young or old, comic or deadly serious. Tom gives patterns and step-by-step instructions illustrated in full color. The gallery has a coven of Wizards, in both full-figure and bust forms.
Carving Elves by Kelley Stadelman Carving Caricature Heads & Faces 33 Caricatures with Step-By-Step Carving Instructions by Pete LeClair Tom Wolfe Carves Dragons by Tom James Wolfe (Author), Douglas C Martin (Author), Douglas Congdon-Martin  (Author)
Step-by-step through the process of carving a life-sized elf. Kelley makes it easy and enjoyable and the result is a wonderful creature in the primitive style that will adorn your home or shop. Each step is illustrated with a color photograph and descriptive caption. Patterns are included for the main project and several similar projects.
ISBN 0-88740-709-9
Caricatures demand the same skill and sense of proportion that realistic figures do. This is particularly true of carving heads, which can easily become grotesque looking if certain rules are not followed. With his years of carving, Pete LeClair has developed a sure-fire method for carving great caricature heads. Now he shares it with carvers around the country. He takes the reader step-by-step through the process of carving 33 projects, with each step illustrated with a color photograph and precise caption. A gallery showing the variety that can be achieved by following this method is included in the back.
ISBN 978-0-88740-748-0
With his imagination running rampant, Tom Wolfe uses both traditional hand carving tools and rotary tools to bring his artistry to the dragon. The steps to carving a dragon are illustrated in color or black & white photographs and concise instructions. A gallery with patterns and photographs of three other dragons is provided.
ISBN 0-88740-576-2
Carving Storybook Mice: A Schiffer Book for Woodcarvers Head Proportions Made Simple (Revised) by Ivan Whillock Carving Compact Caricatures - Fun Projects for Basswood Eggs by Skylar Johnson
Mice make wonderful carving subjects. Their high-speed antics and busy, scampering ways always attract attention and are the stuff of countless stories. The carving project presented here features an industrious mouse who, having gathered up a plump strawberry for dinner, has paused to enjoy the cooling shade of a strawberry leaf before heading home. The mouse, strawberry, and strawberry leaf are carved separately from unseasoned (or green) white pine. Over 230 color photographs and clear, concise instructions guide the reader through each and every step, making the process both enjoyable and rewarding. Techniques for soldering brass, placing glass eyes, and applying color stains to the finished mouse accompany the wood carving instructions. Twenty-one patterns and a color gallery of additional storybook mice caught in the midst of their busy lives are provided to fire the imagination. Carvers with basic skills will enjoy the challenges and advanced carvers will find Davids detail work fascinating.
ISBN 0-7643-0236-1
A perfect book for all artists! Shows you a step-by-step method of designing a REALISTIC human face from the front and side views. Learn to turn a basswood egg into a great looking caricature. Skylar's style of carving takes caricature egg carving to a whole new level. In this book you'll learn how to draw your design on the egg, set in your reference cuts, carve in the detail and then how to paint your caricature carving.

ISBN 0-9753002-2-9
Tom Wolfe Goes to the Dogs: Carving Dogs Whittling Pencils: Projects and Techniques by Randy True Whittling the Old Sea Captain, Revised Edition by Mike Shipley
Dogs have been a favorite subject for carving since the earliest years. From hunting dogs to the family pet, dogs have a special place in the hearts of people. Tom Wolfe manages to capture their personality in his own creative, witty way. Easy to follow step-by-step instructions, with color illustrations.
ISBN 978-0-88740-367-5

Create your own elongated art that will intrigue everyone who sees it! This introduction to the slender craft of pencil carving shows how to make ordinary pencils come to life. Learn to whittle fascinating Santa pencils, Wood Spirits, Leprechauns and even an iconic Uncle Sam. Each complete project includes detailed instructions for whittling your skinny subjects, accompanied by dozens of step-by-step illustrations.
ISBN 978-1-56523-751-3

Come aboard with carver Mike Shipley as he shows you how to carve a sea-worthy old captain and his crew. More than 100 step-by-step photos show you how to carve, paint and stain the salty Old Sea Captain and his first and second mates. Patterns are also included for making buoys, lobster traps and wooden crates to set an entire sea-faring scene. Includes step-by-step carving and painting demonstrations, patterns, and color photos of the finished crew.
ISBN 978-1-56523-815-2