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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 Chip Carved Christmas Ornaments: 20 Patterns with Infinite Variations by Bruce Nicholas Carving Wolves, Foxes & Coyotes (CD)
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

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

Carving Wolves, Foxes & Coyotes an Artistic Approach (CD)
Pyrography Basics by Lora Irish Carving the Little Guys by Keith Randich Carving Kids by Ivan Whillock
Carving Kids by Ivan Whillock
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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.

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!
Carving and Painting the Sea Captain by Dylan Goodson Little Book of Pyrography by Lora Irish Wood Carver's Shop Journal
Carving and Painting the Sea Captain by Dylan Goodson
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Little Book of Pyrography by Lora Irish
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Wood Carver's Shop Journal
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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.
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.
Whittlin' Whistles: How to Make Music with Your Pocket Knife By Rick Wiebe Carving Pen Figures Carving a "Closet Buddy" from Aromatic Red Cedar - 2nd Edition with David Hummel
Carving Pen Figures
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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

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

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 Storybook Mice: A Schiffer Book for Woodcarvers Head Proportions Made Simple (Revised) by Ivan Whillock
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
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.
Carving Compact Caricatures - Fun Projects for Basswood Eggs by Skylar Johnson Whittling Pencils: Projects and Techniques by Randy True Whittling the Old Sea Captain, Revised Edition by Mike Shipley
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

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
Carving Fantasy Creatures: Patterns and Techniques for 5 Projects by Floyd Rhadigan 20-Minute Whittling Projects: Fun Things to Carve from Wood by Tom Hindes Complete Starter Guide to Whittling: 24 Easy Projects You Can Make in a Weekend
Learn to carve 5 different lighthearted fantasy creatures such as gargoyles and dragonsmore with detailed patterns and instructions.
ISBN 978-1-56523-609-7
Learn the fast and simple way to whittle in this fun introduction to woodcarving. Discover how to whittle in less time while you have more fun! One of the joys of whittling with a pocket knife is that you can do it just about anywhere. You don t need any fancy equipment... and you don t even need much spare time. Author Tom Hindes demonstrates his easy-to-learn, quick-cut method for whittling expressive little figures from wood in just 20 minutes or less. With his friendly instructions and step-by-step photos, you'll learn to carve an endless array of charming wizards, gnomes, gargoyles, ornaments, dogs, leprechauns, and more. These super-short projects are perfect for learning basic caricature carving skills. They also make wonderful little gifts for random acts of kindness. Leave one along with your tip at the local restaurant, or give one to your favorite cashier. Children especially enjoy receiving them as souvenirs.

You can whittle just about anything the only limit is your imagination. It s so easy to get started in this relaxing and rewarding hobby. All you need is a knife, a twig, and this book!

We ve assembled a team of 12 leading woodcarvers to bring you a complete starter guide to whittling. They present 24 easy whittling projects that you can make in just a weekend, complete with step-by-step instructions, how-to photographs, ready-to-carve patterns, and helpful tips.

Start off with fast and fun projects that build confidence and teach fundamental carving techniques, like a simple flying propeller or a 5-minute owl. Then move on to create whittled wonders like a musical frog or a slingshot. We show you how to whittle complex designs in easy steps, so that you ll soon be carving attention-getting favorites like chain links or the classic ball-in-a-cage.

Realistic Pumpkin Carving by Lundy Cupp Golf Ball Carving Unlimited by Tom Rhodes Illustrated Guide to Carving Tree Bark by Rick Jense and Jack A. Williams
Realistic Pumpkin Carving by Lundy Cupp
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Illustrated Guide to Carving Tree Bark by Rick Jense and Jack A. Williams
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Make Halloween magic this year and carve the best pumpkin on the block! This book will show you how to use easy-to-learn techniques to create awesome "3D" pumpkin personalities that will astonish your neighbors, family, and friends. Award-winning pumpkin carver Lundy Cupp teaches you how to use simple household knives and inexpensive tools to carve memorable pumpkin faces, from frightful and spooky to fanciful and goofy. Learn the secrets of bringing expressive pumpkin characters to life by adding realistic details like teeth and eyes-instead of just cutting out solid shapes. Lundy takes you step-by-step through detailed projects for both beginning and advanced carvers. Twenty ready-to-use patterns are included for carving imaginative faces in pumpkins, gourds, squashes, and sweet potatoes. "Cupp is crazily creative with his craft" -Tennessee Crossroads Halloween.
In this 68 page book, author Tom Rhodes provides pictures of over 200 golf ball carvings that you can use for inspiration when you try this very addictive carving art form. He will take you through the entire process from removing the cover on a ball to mounting your creation in various attractive way. At the back of the book, he provides a listing of approximately 735 makes and models of golf balls giving you properties such as core color and ease or difficulty of carving.
ISBN- 978-1-60461-408-4
When You Carve Tree Bark, No Two Projects Are Exactly Alike! In medieval times, shepherd peasants believed that a spirit dwelled deep within each tree. If a shepherd carved a face into the wood, the spirit would be released and good luck would be bestowed upon the carver. Award-winning carver Rick Jensen-with the help of carver/photographer Jack A. Williams-helps you release the inner spirit from tree bark in this new book. The natural beauty found in a piece of weathered cottonwood bark provides inspiration and direction to create something new and original each time. Inside, you'll find step-by-step instructions on carving a whimsical house and a tree, plus detailed advice on painting and finishing your carvings. You'll learn about the various species of cottonwood and their particular carving characteristics-plus tips on where to find your supplies. You'll find a chapter on bark carving basics, including: Cutting cross-grain Carving soft areas Proper bark carving tools, such as hand tools, power tools, glues and more Learn from the artist how to sketch out your ideas before carving or follow along with a series of detailed patterns of a variety of wood spirits. You'll be guided through each step of the finishing process, to gain a soft, touchable finish by using a unique combination of lacquers, waxes, shoe polish and paint.