Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Woodcarving Books

This month the library is highlighting our Crafting and Home Decorating collection.  I've chosen my favorite craft: woodcarving!  First a few definitions and then on to the great resources here at the library.

Chip--a style of carving in which knives or chisels are used to remove small chips of wood from a flat surface in a single piece.

In the Round--a style of carving that is completed in its entirety and generally has a more "life like" surface and texture.  They can be any topic and any size.

Relief--figures are carved in a flat panel of wood in 3 dimension.  They project only slightly from the background rather than standing freely.

Whittling--a style where an object is carved from wood by repeatedly cutting small pieces from it.

No matter which style you prefer we have books for every woodcarver:

General Carving

Woodcarving: Techniques and Projects for the First-Time Carver by Everett Ellenwood

Woodcarving: 20 Great Projects for Beginners by John Hillyer

Wood Carving Basics by David Sabol

Chip Carving

Chip Carving: Design and Pattern Sourcebook by Wayne Barton

Complete Guide to Chip Carving by Wayne Barton

In the Round Carving

Carving Fantasy and Legend Figures in Wood by Shawn Cipa

Carving Caricature Animals by Desiree Hajny

Halloween Woodcarving by Cyndi Joslyn

Carving and Painting Christmas Ornaments by Betty Paddon

Carving in the Round by Andrew Thomas

Relief Carving

101 Artistic Relief Patterns for Woodcarvers by Lora S. Irish

Great Book of Carving Patterns by Lora S. Irish


Complete Starter Guide to Whittling: 24 Easy Projects You Can Make in a Weekend--736.4 Comp

The Art of Whittling by Walter L. Faurot

The Little Book of Whittling by Chris Lubkemann

Tiny Whittling by Steve Tomashek

Whittling Pencils by Randy True


Art of Chainsaw Carving by Jessie Groese

Make Your Own Walking Sticks by Charles Self

The Complete Book of Gourd Carving by Jim Widess and Ginger Summit

Carving Found Wood by Vic Wood

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