The subtitle of Chip Carving Essentials is A Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Chip Carving and the information included in this book lives up to its name. In this book author and carver, Marty Leenhouts, teaches all the basic techniques that a beginner chip carver would need to learn. Some of the lessons you can learn from this book include: how to hold onto the knife, how to get a scary sharp edge on a knife, how to prepare the wood, how to transfer patterns, how to make basic cuts, and much more. Marty has been chip carving for over 25 years and shares his tips, techniques, and tricks to help your chip carvings look amazing! 132 pages. Softback.