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Woodcarving a Santa and Friends Chess Set

Combine your love for chess, Christmas, and woodcarving into one incredible masterpiece project! Perfect for both beginner and advanced woodcarvers, this guide includes simple caricature carving techniques and step-by-step instructions for each piece. With 6 full-size patterns, you’ll carve reindeer knights, elf pawns, North Pole rooks, snowman bishops, and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus as ...

Woodcarving a Halloween Chess Set

Combine your love for chess, Halloween, and woodcarving into one incredible masterpiece project! Perfect for both beginner and advanced woodcarvers, this guide includes simple caricature carving techniques and step-by-step instructions for each piece. With 6 full-size patterns, you’ll carve werewolf knights, mummy pawns, coffin rooks, Frankenstein bishops, and Dracula and a witch as King and ...

Beginner's Guide to CNC Woodworking

An accessible, beginner-friendly resource to understand CNC (Computer Numerical Control) for anyone interested in CNC woodworking and the future of these technologies. From the fundamentals of CNC to its machinery, software, tools, and materials, this complete guide will teach you everything you need to know in a way that’s clear, approachable, and easy to comprehend. Also included are two ...

Woodburning Projects and Patterns for Beginners

The ultimate beginner-friendly guide to pyrography, this book is the best place to start! Featuring a complete overview and introduction to woodburning, you’ll understand the tools, supplies, and safety precautions involved in this unique art. Learn basic techniques to then complete step-by-step projects – patterns included – for frames, boxes, ornaments, and coasters, as well as how to avoid ...

Wooden Whirligigs

With a basic skillset, some aspects of physics, and unique designs, woodworkers of all levels will love this hands-on project guide. Build 10 creative whirligigs that progress in difficulty, from simple propeller models to those with oscillating rods. With step-by-step instructions, coordinating photography and helpful tips throughout, each design is playful and full of movement that will ...

Great Book of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture, Revised & Expanded Second Edition

This big book provides complete working shop drawings for 61 classic furniture pieces. The author, a master cabinetmaker, measured original Craftsman antiques to create these detailed plans. With full perspective views, elevations, sections, details, and cutting lists for each project, this revised collection gives today's woodworkers the heart of the Craftsman aesthetic, along with all the ...

Carving & Painting Adorable Animals in Wood

An advanced pattern book featuring 12 woodcarving projects for a variety of animal shelf sitters. From pandas and foxes to raccoons and otters, each design includes a pattern template, hair tract guide, and color chart for painting guidance. With helpful tips and notes throughout to capture a realistic yet playful essence of each animal, this is the perfect book for woodcarvers looking for ...

Quick-Start Woodburning Guide

This easy-to-read, small-format guide is the ultimate starting point to introduce yourself to the hobby of woodburning! Perfect for any beginner, jump right into learning about what pyrography is, safety, types of equipment, pens, burning techniques, and other foundational topics. Get a complete overview, and with the suggested lists for further reading and project books, get started!

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Whittling in the Wild

Whittling in the Wild features more than 30 fun and exciting objects to make using a simple pocket knife, wood, and a handful of household items. With step-by-step instructions and coordinating high-quality photography, whittle and carve a boat, parachute, and so much more. Plus, each project has its own QR code for video extras!

Whittling in Your Free Time

In continuation of the bestselling 20-Minute Whittling Projects, Tom Hindes brings you 24 more fast, easy, and fun whittling projects to complete in one sitting! With step-by-step instructions and a focus on the beginner-friendly flat plane style of whittling, you’ll carve owls, wizards, gnomes, and even a pair of boots. Progressing from very simple to more challenging, each project is meant to ...

Carving Creative Walking Sticks and Canes

Put your wood carving skills to practical use! This must-have book features 13 wood carving projects with step-by-step instructions and photography for creative and elegant walking sticks. Including projects for both intermediate and advanced wood carvers, painting and finishing instructions are provided, as well as helpful information on types of wood used, methods for joining a head to a ...

Yard and Garden Furniture, 2nd Edition

Complete 20 useful outdoor projects, from simple to sophisticated. With step-by-step instructions, coordinating photography, supply lists, cutting plans, and assembly views, you’ll be equipped with inspiration and guidance to create a wide variety of yard and garden furniture pieces, from a basic garden bench to a more challenging porch rocker.

Joy of Chip Carving

The final book from the leading icon in US wood chip carving, Wayne Barton offers his expert instruction and inspiration based on a lifetime of study, understanding, practice, and achievement. Detailing his philosophies and methodologies on line and design, how to layout, carve, and finish, and even including his highly sought-after Barton Capitals and Foliated Alphabet templates that have never ...

Woodworker's Handbook

The complete reference handbook for DIY home woodworking, this is an absolute must-have guide for beginners and even experienced craftsmen. Every tool you’ll ever need is laid out with guidance on how and when to use it, from gauges and shaping tools to clamps, drills, and more. Every technique you’ll ever use is described and detailed, from constructing to finishing. You’ll know what type of ...

Carving Small Characters in Wood

Making tedious techniques more approachable, Carving Small Characters in Wood offers simple methods in a smaller format to carve compact caricatures with personality. With step-by-step directions and photography, you’ll be able to learn and appreciate this form of miniature character wood carving. Starting off with basic lessons then slowly progressing into greater, more detailed challenges, ...