This book for beginners by Ian Norburv, leading author, exponent and teacher of woodcarving, provides all the step-by-step help and information needed to take up this engrossing and rewarding craft.
The projects are small, useful and fun to make and most can be completed in a few days or over a weekend whilst simultaneously learning the basic skills. Ian points out that `found' wood, off cuts, or seasoned wood from the garden can be used for many of these carvings.
Ian talks about the tools - such as gouges, knives, files, burrs and rasps etc. and the different woods and their working properties.
The book is illustrated with more than 250 photographs and detailed drawings.
This is a book that you'll want to keep by your workbench while you learn a craft that will last you a lifetime.