How to Carve Wood

By Richard Butz,

Book cover of How to Carve Wood: A Book of Projects and Techniques

Book description

Including scale patterns for each project and a gallery at the end of each chapter, this book provides information on whittling, chip-carving, wildlife carving, relief carving, lettering and architectual carving.


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1 author picked How to Carve Wood as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This unassuming book opened up a world of enjoyable handwork, craftsmanship, and satisfying fun for me. I first wanted to learn how to incise letters. Butz writes clearly, his photos show what I needed to see, and I didn’t have to figure out anything much on my own. It was everything a how-to book should be. Thanks, Rick. Then I wanted to take a stab at an acanthus leaf. He covered it just as well. I’ve not yet gotten to the whittling or wildlife sections, but I will one day, and this little book sits on my shelf to help,…

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