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TitleCarving In Wood - A Personal Approach to an Old CraftAuthorDavid GreenPublishedLondon : Victor Gollancz.Ltd 2016
Status:Check Shelves SubjectWoodcarvingCategoryWoodworkingMediaPaperEdition1stISBN0-575-02964-1Call NumberBC0010TypeBookDescription
Much more than the story of one man's discovery of the enormously satisfying pleasures of carving wood, this book is a positive vade mecum of detailed information. It provides a refreshingly original approach to the uses and functions of tools, and in dealing with the vital importance of keen cutting edges gives some valuable advice on tempering steel and making one's own tools. It discusses trees, how to find and season timber (even how to use it in the green state) before going on to the practical problems encountered in carving and sculpting wood. The final chapters on the aesthetic aspects of sculpture and on quickening one's powers of observation are worth the price of the book by themselves. More Information

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