It is just wonderful. I just came back from my barn after cutting out some of the ornaments to play with. Thank you for this addition. Brenda Atchley. Keep the projects coming.
With an introduction by master chip carver Barry McKenzie, you will really appreciate the 50 all-time favorite projects featured in this excellent book. For the beginner, the opening pages show you some of the basic cuts and cutting methods. An explanation of how the chips are cut. The book is full of great holiday ideas from icicle tree ornaments to delicate snowflakes. Carved eggs, quilt pattern coasters, inspirational crosses and even a decorative teapot and spoon clock. They are all here with plans and/or patterns.
Chip carving can be used to great decorative effect and is a side to woodcarving which many enjoy. If you're one of these then you will welcome this book with 50 projects from specialist chip carvers across the pond such as Barry McKenzie, Tom Douglass, Roger Strautman and Elaine Dugan. Let them guide your hand as you discover how to chip carve an egg, golf balls, leaf ornaments, landscapes, crosses, letters, a birdhouse and a teapot clock. And to get you on your way, there is even an in-depth section looking at the techniques needed for successful chip carving. Chip Carving is a fun and informative collection of projects which will challenge and engage the carver, no matter the skill level. A useful book to add your collection!
From the Back Cover
Wodworking/Crafts $19.95 Let the Chips Fall Where They May with These All-Time Favorite Projects. Whether you are looking to make a decorative accent for your home, a personalized gift for a loved one, or an heirloom holiday ornament, this collection of the best chip carving projects from the pages of Woodcarving Illustrated will inspire you to start chipping away. Featuring an introduction by Barry McKenzie, a stunning gallery of work, and covering everything from the basics to challenging old-world and free-form carving styles, you will gain expert information, insight, and inspiration from today's top chip carvers including Barry McKenzie, Dennis Moor, Roger Nancoz, and Darrell Janssen. You will even learn how to chip carve golf balls with the help of Sharon Braunberger and Elaine Dugan. The sheer variety and beauty of these 50-plus projects make this a "must-have" reference that any chip carver, from beginner to expert, will turn to repeatedly. Some of the attractive projects you will find inside Best of Woodcarving Illustrated: Chip Carving include: " Elegantly carved eggs " Holiday decorations and ornaments " Quilt pattern coasters " Floral chip carvings for lids and plaques " Heirloom chess set " Beautiful wedding plate " Inspirational crosses " Traditional spoon rack " Colorful serving tray " Scandinavian mangle board " Stylish birdhouse " Charming teapot clock Woodcarving Illustrated is the leading how-to magazine for woodcarvers and includes patterns, tips and techniques from our many contributors, as well as inspiration to spur your imagination to make your own creations.