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Chip Carving Starter Guide

Learn to Chip Carve with 24 Skill-Building Projects

Chip Carving Starter Guide
Charlene Lynum By (author)
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Fox Chapel Publishing

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8.0 X 10.0 in
136 pg



If you have ever wanted to try your hand at chip carving and are looking for an approachable introduction, Chip Carving Starter Guide is the perfect place to begin! Its opening chapters will help you build a solid foundation of knowledge on the basics of chip carving, transferring patterns, applying finishes, and correctly making a variety of chips. You’ll then go on to complete 3 step-by-step projects, plus 21 additional patterns, to carve with confidence as you start simple and slowly progress to advance your skills! Featuring complete materials and tools lists, full-size patterns, and expert tips, this must-have guide emphasizes the importance of skill-building and developing your techniques correctly and carefully to ensure success! Author and chip carving artist Charlene Lynum has been chip carving since 1985 and is a regular contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated magazine.


A comprehensive guide for any beginner interested in learning chip carving. With numerous examples flawlessly carved and clear explanations throughout, this book is loaded with inspiration.Wayne Barton, Alpine School of Woodcarving,

Author Bio

Charlene Lynum is a talented chip carver with over 35 years of experience. A member of the West Wisconsin Woodcarvers Guild, she is a regular contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine, and also contributed to the best-selling booklet, Functional Chip Carving Designs for the Home (2020), as well as Everyday Chip Carving Designs (2021). With her woodworker husband, Kim, they often collaborate on his joinery projects inlaid with chip carving elements, which you can see on their Instagram (@thelynums).