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Chip Carving Workshop Chip Carving Workshop

Chip carving, also known as spoon carving or "Kerbschnitt," is the ideal introduction to woodcarving for beginners. This simple traditional carving method uses just a few basic knives to remove selected chips of wood in small triangles, squares, and free-form curves, producing amazingly intricate and delicate results. Nationally known woodcarving artist and author Lora S. Irish shows you how to get started in this venerable craft.

Chip Carving Workshop takes you through all of the essential chip carving techniques, from tool sharpening and preparation to hand positions, chip cutting, and finishing. You'll discover how to use both geometric shapes and free form designs to create wonderfully detailed patterns. Practice projects will have you decorating household items and creating artistic pieces in a variety of original designs. Hope chests, wooden spoons, jewelry chests, clocks, candle plates, serving trivets and decorative plaques are just a few ideas for your new chip carving skills.

Inside you'll find original grid patterns, layouts and motifs for:

  • Large Oval Kitchen Trivet
  • Small Heart Candle Plate
  • Fan Grid Candle Plate
  • Oval Kitchen Trivet
  • Casserole Trivet
  • Heart Kitchen Trivet
  • Walnut Hollow Serving Platter

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Pyrography Workbook Pyrography Workbook

Sue Walters, internationally renowned Australian pyrographer, teaches you everything you need to know to create stunning pyrography artwork through three step by step projects including.

  • For Beginning Woodburners: Ducks & Bulrushes
  • For Intermediate Woodburners: Golden Eagle
  • For Advanced Woodburners: Wolf

Inside you'll find:

  • Pyrography history, equipment, work area and safety
  • Materials, preparation and finishing
  • Woodburning techniques such as solar, negative, relief, engraving, color, torch, pyrographic machine and hot wire
  • In depth instruction on creating animal fur, feathers and eyes-plus simple ways of burning natural objects, water, trees, bushes, rocks, and grass
  • Methods for burning onto wood, leather, paper, bark, and antlers, are detailed alongside ample pictures of pyrography on the various materials that will inspire novice woodburners.
  • Bring color to the artwork using different pigments and effects
  • Ideas for using your new found skill

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