The Art of Wood Carving - Practical Hints to Amateurs, and a Short History of the Art

The Art of Wood Carving - Practical Hints to Amateurs, and a Short History of the Art

by George Alfred Rogers

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Overview

This book contains a detailed treatise on wood carving, including practical tips for amateurs, and a short history of the art. Containing invaluable information on tools and techniques, as well as a myriad other handy tips and detailed diagrams, this text is perfect for those with little or no experience and makes for a great addition to collections of woodworking literature. The chapters of this book include: 'On the Choice of Woods'; 'On Fixing the Work'; 'On First Steps and Carving in Relief'; 'On Fretwork and Perforated Carving'; 'On Bold Work'; 'On Sharpening the Tools'; 'Staining, Oiling, Varnishing, and Polishing'; 'On the Antiquity and History of Wood-Carving'; and more. We are proud to republish this antique book here complete with a new introduction on decorative woodwork.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781446071779
Publisher: Read Books
Publication date: 06/30/2011
Pages: 94
Sales rank: 801,721
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.23(d)

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