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Complete Starter Guide to Whittling: 24 Easy Projects You Can Make in a Weekend (Beginner-Friendly Step-by-Step Instructions, Tips, & Ready-to-Carve Patterns to Whittle Toys & Gifts)

Complete Starter Guide to Whittling: 24 Easy Projects You Can Make in a Weekend (Beginner-Friendly Step-by-Step Instructions, Tips, & Ready-to-Carve Patterns to Whittle Toys & Gifts) Lowest new price: $8.07
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Author: Editors of Woodcarving Illustrated
Brand: Design Originals

You can whittle just about anything—the only limit is your imagination! Inside this comprehensive whittler's starter guide you'll find:

  • 24 easy-to-make whittling projects
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • How-to photos
  • Ready-to-carve patterns
  • How to whittle classic toys, useful gifts, and fun displays
  • Whittling techniques for twigs and branches
  • The 4 basic knife cuts that most whittlers use
  • What to look for when choosing a whittling knife
  • How to sharpen your knife for safe and enjoyable whittling

It's so easy to get started in this relaxing and rewarding hobby. All you need is a knife, a twig, and this book!

We've assembled a team of 12 leading woodcarvers to bring you a complete starter's guide to whittling. They present 24 easy whittling projects that you can make in just a weekend, complete with step-by-step instructions, how-to photographs, ready-to-carve patterns, and helpful tips.

Start off with fast and fun projects that build confidence and teach fundamental carving techniques, like a simple flying propeller or a 5-minute owl. Then move on to create whittled wonders like a musical frog or a slingshot. The authors show you how to whittle complex designs in easy steps, so that you'll soon be carving attention-getting favorites like chain links or the classic ball-in-a-cage.

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  • Complete Starter Guide to Whittling

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Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop

Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop Lowest new price: $21.62
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Author: Nick Offerman
Brand: Penguin Random House Publishing

After two New York Times bestsellers, Nick Offerman returns with the subject for which he's known best—his incredible real-life woodshop.
 
Nestled among the glitz and glitter of Tinseltown is a testament to American elbow grease and an honest-to-god hard day’s work: Offerman Woodshop. Captained by hirsute woodworker, actor, comedian, and writer Nick Offerman, the shop produces not only fine handcrafted furniture, but also fun stuff—kazoos, baseball bats, ukuleles, mustache combs, even cedar-strip canoes.
    
Now Nick and his ragtag crew of champions want to share their experience of working at the Woodshop, tell you all about their passion for the discipline of woodworking, and teach you how to make a handful of their most popular projects along the way. This book takes readers behind the scenes of the woodshop, both inspiring and teaching them to make their own projects and besotting them with the infectious spirit behind the shop and its complement of dusty wood-elves.
    
In these pages you will find a variety of projects for every skill level, with personal, easy-to-follow instructions by the OWS woodworkers themselves; and, what’s more, this tutelage is augmented by mouth-watering color photos (Nick calls it "wood porn"). You will also find writings by Nick, offering recipes for both comestibles and mirth, humorous essays, odes to his own woodworking heroes, insights into the ethos of woodworking in modern America, and other assorted tomfoolery. 
     
Whether you’ve been working in your own shop for years, or if holding this stack of compressed wood pulp is as close as you’ve ever come to milling lumber, or even if you just love Nick Offerman’s brand of bucolic yet worldly wisdom, you’ll find Good Clean Fun full of useful, illuminating, and entertaining information.

Features:

  • Good Clean Fun Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop

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Pyrography Basics: Techniques and Exercises for Beginners (Skill-Building Step-by-Step Instructions & Patterns with Temperature, Time, Texture & Layering Advice from Lora S. Irish)

Pyrography Basics: Techniques and Exercises for Beginners (Skill-Building Step-by-Step Instructions & Patterns with Temperature, Time, Texture & Layering Advice from Lora S. Irish) Lowest new price: $6.49
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Author: Lora Irish
Brand: Design Originals
Model: DO-5426

Nationally recognized artist and pyrographer Lora S. Irish makes woodburning easy by walking you through all the basics of materials, tools, and techniques! In Pyrography Basics, you'll discover:

  • 6 skill-building projects to help you master essential techniques
  • Step-by-step instructions and patterns for the beginning woodburner
  • 3 basic pyrography pen tips for writing, shading and detailing
  • Using temperature, time, texture and layering to create artistic tonal values
  • How to use a practice board to ensure the best burn for your project

Pyrography can enhance any project with lovely varieties of tone and texture. If you've ever wanted to take up this creative craft, Pyrography Basics will get you started, as nationally recognized artist and pyrographer Lora S. Irish makes it easy for beginners to learn the creative craft of woodburning. All that aspiring beginners need is this book and an inexpensive woodburning tool to start adorning wood, gourds, leather, paper and more with beautifully burned images and patterns.

The author provides a thorough introduction to basic tools, materials and techniques. You'll learn how to set up a practice board to experiment with strokes and settings before moving on to working projects with confidence. 6 skill-building projects provide step-by-step exercises in using temperature, time, layering, and texturing to create artistic tonal values.

With Pyrography Basics, you'll soon master everything from shading to composition, as you apply pyrography to furniture, carvings, jewelry, ornaments, greeting cards, and much, much more.

Features:

  • All the basics of materials; tools and techniques
  • Step-by-step practice exercises
  • Softcover; 31 pages

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The Complete Manual of Woodworking: A Detailed Guide to Design, Techniques, and Tools for the Beginner and Expert

The Complete Manual of Woodworking: A Detailed Guide to Design, Techniques, and Tools for the Beginner and Expert Lowest new price: $18.36
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Author: Albert Jackson
Brand: Albert Jackson

With more than 1,800 drawings, diagrams and photos, this authoritative guide encompasses the whole art and craft of woodworking. Designed to instruct and inspire every woodworker from the beginner to the most exacting expert, it has become a classic. It includes a discussion of all the principal hardwoods and softwoods, how to choose and use hand tools, detailed information on every woodworking technique--jointing, bonding, fastening, laminating, and much more.

Features:

  • The Complete Manual of Woodworking

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Learn to Burn: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started in Pyrography (Fox Chapel Publishing) Easily Create Beautiful Art & Gifts with 14 Step-by-Step Projects, How-to Photographs, & 50 Bonus Patterns

Learn to Burn: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started in Pyrography (Fox Chapel Publishing) Easily Create Beautiful Art & Gifts with 14 Step-by-Step Projects, How-to Photographs, & 50 Bonus Patterns Lowest new price: $10.23
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Author: Simon Easton
Brand: Fox Chapel Publishing
Model: FOX-23728

Known as pyrography, which literally means "writing with fire," woodburning is a rewarding art that is practically infinite in its applications! This book shows you everything you need to get started in this fun and expressive craft:

  • Create beautiful art using ready-made materials found at your local craft store
  • 14 step-by-step projects—appropriate for every skill level
  • Illustrated with how-to photographs
  • Easy exercises introduce basic concepts for beginners
  • Learn expert techniques for texturing, lettering, shading, and finishing
  • Make memorable decorative gifts for friends and family—bangles, jewelry boxes, gift tags, fridge magnets, and more!
  • 50 bonus patterns

This easy-to-learn introduction to the art of pyrography offers 14 step-by-step projects for making decorative gifts—from coasters and picture frames to bangles, decorative plates, and door hangers—illustrated with clear how-to photographs. Each pyro project can be completed using ready-made materials that are easy to find at your local craft store. 50 bonus patterns will allow you to unleash your creativity on hundreds of additional woodburning projects.

In Learn to Burn, award-winning artist and pyrographer Simon Easton shows you how to "write with fire," taking you from basic woodburning concepts to tips and techniques that encourage your creativity and help you develop your own individual style. Easton guides you through purchasing tools and materials, and setup and safety. His expert lessons will help you master all of the essential techniques of the craft, from making simple marks to texturing, lettering, shading and finishing.

This a book that you'll come back to again and again as you develop your expertise in an innovative art form.

 

Features:

  • Fox Chapel-Learn To Burn

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20-Minute Whittling Projects: Fun Things to Carve from Wood (Fox Chapel Publishing) Step-by-Step Instructions & Photos to Whittle Expressive Figures; Wizards, Gargoyles, Dogs, & More for Gift-Giving

20-Minute Whittling Projects: Fun Things to Carve from Wood (Fox Chapel Publishing) Step-by-Step Instructions & Photos to Whittle Expressive Figures; Wizards, Gargoyles, Dogs, & More for Gift-Giving Lowest new price: $7.71
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Author: Tom Hindes
Brand: Design Originals

Learn the fast and simple way to whittle in this fun introduction to woodcarving. Discover how to whittle in less time while you have more fun!

  • Perfect entry-level book for anyone who wants to learn whittling
  • Quick & easy projects to whittle wizards, gargoyles, ornaments, dogs, & more in 20 minutes or less
  • Step-by-step instructions & photographs
  • Essential advice on safety, basic cuts, sharpening, & finishing

One of the joys of whittling with a pocket knife is that you can do it just about anywhere. You don't need any fancy equipment... and you don't even need much spare time.

Author Tom Hindes demonstrates his easy-to-learn, quick-cut method for whittling expressive little figures from wood in just 20 minutes or less. With his friendly instructions and step-by-step photos, you'll learn to carve an endless array of charming wizards, gnomes, gargoyles, ornaments, dogs, leprechauns, and more.

These super-short projects are perfect for learning basic caricature carving skills. They also make wonderful little gifts for random acts of kindness. Leave one along with your tip at the local restaurant, or give one to your favorite cashier. Children especially enjoy receiving them as souvenirs!

This is the perfect entry-level book for anyone who wants to learn whittling. It provides an accessible introduction for beginners, as well as great new ideas for experienced carvers.

Author Tom Hindes is a popular woodcarving instructor and contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated, the premier woodcarving publication. His quick carving projects have been one of the most popular features in the magazine.

Features:

  • Fox Chapel-20-Minute Whittling Projects

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Easy Carpentry Projects for Children (Dover Children's Activity Books)

Easy Carpentry Projects for Children (Dover Children's Activity Books) Lowest new price: $2.38
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Author: Jerome E. Leavitt
Brand: Dover Publications

"All projects have been pretested for school use and are suitable for youngsters." — Bulletin of National Association of Secondary School Principals.
What better way to learn than by doing? This thoughtfully conceived woodworking primer by educator Jerome E. Leavitt makes learning basic carpentry skills enjoyable and rewarding for boys and girls ages 8 and up. With special sections on basic hand tools, squaring a block of wood, and wood finishing, this unique how-to book presents step-by-step instructions for making 15 popular wooden items — all scaled to the beginner's capabilities: Sailboat, Clock Shelf, Bird Feeder, Candlesticks, Hot Dish Coaster, Towel Holder, Steamboat, Cart, Toy Sled , Birdhouse for a Wren, Book Rack, Shoeshine Kit, Table Lamp, Flower Box, and Tie Rack.
Carefully planned to appeal to young woodworkers, each project includes clear, simple directions, enhanced by clean, accurate diagrams and attractive line drawings. New carpenters will beam with pride and accomplishment at having constructed useful, tangible objects to keep or to give as presents to parents or friends.

Features:

  • Dover Publications

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Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way

Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way Lowest new price: $17.04
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Author: Lars Mytting
Brand: Mytting Lars

The latest Scandinavian publishing phenomenon is not a Stieg Larsson–like thriller; it’s a book about chopping, stacking, and burning wood that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Norway and Sweden and has been a fixture on the bestseller lists there for more than a year. Norwegian Wood provides useful advice on the rustic hows and whys of taking care of your heating needs, but it’s also a thoughtful attempt to understand man’s age-old predilection for stacking wood and passion for open fires. An intriguing window into the exoticism of Scandinavian culture, the book also features enough inherently interesting facts and anecdotes and inspired prose to make it universally appealing. The U.S. edition is a fully updated version of the Norwegian original, and includes an appendix of U.S.-based resources and contacts.

 

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  • Norwegian Wood Chopping Stacking and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way

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Woodworking Basics - Mastering the Essentials of Craftsmanship - An Integrated Approach With Hand and Power tools

Woodworking Basics - Mastering the Essentials of Craftsmanship - An Integrated Approach With Hand and Power tools Lowest new price: $9.99
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Author: Peter Korn
Brand: Peter Korn

Woodworking Basics presents an approach to learning woodworking that has proven successful for hundreds of people who have taken the author's introductory course over the past 20 years. Peter Korn's method helps new woodworkers learn the right techniques from the beginning. More experienced woodworkers can use it to master the classic furniture-making skills key to fine craftsmanship. Korn includes two attractive and useful projects -- a small bench and a side table with a door and drawer -- providing you the opportunity to practice skills and develop confidence with tools.

This book provides a step-by-step introduction to all aspects of woodworking, including:

  • Safe use of woodworking machinery
  • Correct use of hand tools
  • Milling a board four-square
  • Cutting a mortise-and-tenon joint
  • Cutting dovetails

Features:

  • ISBN13: 9781561586202
  • Condition: New
  • Notes: BRAND NEW FROM PUBLISHER! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with Confidence! Millions of books sold!

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The Joint Book: The Complete Guide to Wood Joinery

The Joint Book: The Complete Guide to Wood Joinery Lowest new price: $14.99
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Author: Terrie Noll
Brand: Brand: Chartwell Books

This hardcover book with internal spiral binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for carpenters and woodworkers to keep near their workbench or toolbox for quick access.The design of this book allows it to lay open flat, which allows for easy and frequent reference, and the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners, and provides useful tips for more advanced readers.

The Joint Book contains easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions for creating edge and scarf joints, lapped and housed joints, mortise and tenon joints, miters and bevels, dovetails, dowels and biscuits, and provides detailed descriptions of fasteners, hardware, and knockdown joints. This book is the perfect companion for any woodworker interested in improving their joint-making skills.

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  • Used Book in Good Condition

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