A comprehensive guide for those who want to learn woodcarving, this manual provides a handful of essential lessons, including how to choose the best woods, safe tool handling tips, making cuts, and executing a variety of woodcarving techniques. Featuring step-by-step instructions for carving motifs, as well as three complete woodcarving projects for both relief and in-the-round styles, novice crafters will find quick success and encouragement as they work.
Chris Pye has been a professional woodcarver for than 25 years and is a member of the Master Carvers Association. His work is done mainly to commission, with clients including HRH the Prince of Wales. It ranges from architectural moldings to figure carving, furniture to lettering, bedheads and fireplaces. He has also written extensively about woodcarving for several magazines.