Power Carving Manual (Best of WCI)

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Take Your Carving to the Next Level with the Speed and Control of Power Tools If you've been thinking about trying your hand at power carving, or are looking to expand your power carving skills, this collection of the best power carving projects and articles from the pages of Woodcarving Illustrated is exactly what you need. Featuring a stunning gallery of work and a complete buyer's guide, and covering everything from the basics of safety to the strategy for texturing feathers, this book offers expert information, insight, and inspiration from today's top power carvers, including Frank Russell, Jack Kochan, Lori Corbett, and Kenny Vermillion. The professional advice and the sheer beauty of these 16 projects make this a "must-have" reference for any power carver. The projects featured in the Best of Woodcarving Illustrated: Power Carving Manual include: • Walking Stick Wizard • Santa Caricature • Contemporary Primitive Loon Decoy • Decorative Cardinal • Wood Wizard Cypress Knee • Maple Leaf Earrings • Maple Leaf Pin • Collapsible Telescoping Rod • The American Woodcock • Killdeer • Black Bear • Carving Realistic Habitats • Carving Habitat: Twig • Carving a Dogwood Leaf • Carving Habitat: Mushroom • Relief Carve a Whimsical House Woodcarving Illustrated is the leading how-to magazine for woodcarvers and features original patterns, helpful tips, and expert techniques from today's top woodcarving artists along with stunning projects that inspire the imagination. Featuring 16 projects from the pages of Woodcarving Illustrated, crafters will learn all about the various benefits of carving with power tools and how to master this technique. Additional information about power units, hand pieces, carving burs, materials shopping, and maintenance advice, as well as the particular techniques associated with each type of tool is included. Additional lessons are given on detailing more intricate pieces, such as bird feathers and animal fur. Illuminated by color photography, each project includes step-by-step instructions and original pattern designs for a black bear, an oak leaf pin, a buck with antlers, an assortment of birds, a house sign, a folk art Santa Claus, and an engraved gunstock. The popular wood artists that contributed projects to this resource include Frank Russell, Jack Kochan, David Sabol, Lori Corbett, Ed Priby, and Bill Janney.