Put your wood carving skills to practical use! This must-have book features 13 wood carving projects with step-by-step instructions and photography for creative and elegant walking sticks. Including projects for beginner, intermediate, and advanced wood carvers, painting and finishing instructions are provided, as well as helpful information on types of wood used, methods for joining a head to a shank, and more. From a simple lyre-shaped thumb stick and a gent’s walking stick to derby sticks with the head of a fox, eagle, Labrador retriever, black swan, and other animals, author, contributor to The Guild of Master Craftsman’s magazines, and self-taught wood carver Paul Purnell will show you everything you need to know!
Paul Purnell is a self-taught woodcarver of approximately 15 years and specializes in birds – especially birds of prey – animals and other wildlife. Paul’s carving style uses a mixture of tools, including power tools, a carving knife and some gouge work. He sells his carvings mainly through local commissions, county shows and shops. For two years, he has carved projects for GMC’s Wood Carving and Woodworking Crafts magazines.