About the Author
As the leading how-to magazine for woodcarvers, Woodcarving Illustrated promotes woodcarving as a fun pastime and recognized art form. Whether you’re just getting started in the world of woodcarving or have been making chips for decades, Woodcarving Illustrated is designed to help you make the most of your carving time. Each quarterly issue is jammed with projects, instructions, photos, tool reviews, tips, and techniques. Expert guidance from the world’s most talented carvers helps you to complete more projects and hone your skills.
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Fox Chapel has done it again ... AH! maybe I will have to just give up relief carving ....
I think you all know that I love books about carving and grap them up as fast as I can. Well, today, Caricature Carving, came in the mail. As someone that just dabbles into creating those wonderful 3-d little dudes this book has everything I could ever want to get started on another fun project.
This is another great collection of past articles from our favorite magazine, Wood Carving Illustrated. If you have just started carving and don't have stacks and stacks of back issues this book puts it all in one place. Every imaginable favorite is here from the hillbilly chess set to a football player about to go face down to a hunter holding a long necked duck ... I mean lonnnng necked!
What I like is that there are 30 projects all packed into one place by what looks like 30 different authors/carvers. For me that means I have 30 different types of facial expressions, how to do hands, physical postures and even a wide variety of painting ideas. If I don't quite get the idea from one project I can scan through all the others to find another author ready to teach me in their words. The mix and match options are endless and it's all in one place, no searching to find out where I thought I saw that article.
OK ... off to find some basswood and see if I can get to my band saw! I have wanted to try the Hillbilly chess set since it first came out.
Table of ContentsWhat You Can Make...6
A Firefighter Bust...12
A Cowboy Head...21
Quick and Easy Ozark Character...31
Gunnar the Viking...37
Hillbilly Chess Set...93
Baseball Light and Fan Pull...104
Sighting the Hole...107
Sailor with Flag...117
Rolling Caricature Animals...131
Catch and Release?...139