Whittling for Beginners Handbook

Are you considering Whittling or wood carving as a first-timer? You don't know where to begin? If so, this handbook is for you with a bonus of 15-weekend projects to lay your hands on.

Whittling for Beginners Handbook

Whittling for Beginners Handbook

Are you considering Whittling or wood carving as a first-timer? You don't know where to begin? If so, this handbook is for you with a bonus of 15-weekend projects to lay your hands on. Whittling has its root back in the days of the early men, in which they craft tools. But as time goes on, it has moved into a form of art and a hobby for many who love it. You can go ahead to defining whittling as the act of trimming, shaping, or carving different woods, mostly softwoods, into tools or art. However, it would help if you learn the basic tips covering aspects such as choosing the right knife, locking blades, carbon steel blade, location of the blade, the shape of the blade, and choosing the right knife. What more to gain from this book? Getting a Whetstone, Keeping Your Knife Clean, Lubricating Your Whetstone, Mastering the Grip, Mastering the Motion, Examining Your Level of Progress, Sharpening the Opposite Side, Examining Your Level of Progress Again, and finally Test Running Your Knife. Furthermore, you have to understand wood grain before you can achieve success in this hobby in the following ways: Carving Along the Grain, Carving Across the Grain, and Carving at the End of the Grain. There are tips and tricks which will enable you to maintain a strong hand during carving, coupled with some safety precautions. Meanwhile, there are one and a thousand ways of shaping wood with a knife, but precisely, key techniques have been discussed in this whittling handbook and, when adhered to, leads to a successful whittling: Push Cut, Pare Cut, Straight Rough Cut, Thumb Pushing, and much more! Common mistakes have also been outlined to avoid as a beginner. And most importantly, 15 step by step projects ideas you can consider for a start; some of them include Carving a Wood Spirit; Carving a Laughing Bear; Open Mouth Hand Carved Bass Fish; Carved Painted Eagle's Feather; Whittled Wooden Tobacco Pipe; Carved Santa Claus Ornament; Hand Carved Wooden Coffee Scoop and many more. Get Your Copy Today!

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