• Carousel Animal Carving

    Make beautiful carved carousel animal, guided by a master of the craft. Ellis covers it all, from planning, pattern-making and carving to painting and finishing. Each chapter has close-up colour photos of specific animal parts, saddle and ornament details.

    Choose from 40 patterns or design your own.

    "Walks the reader through the process of creating either a full-sized or miniature carousel horse from planning the project to selecting the proper wood and supplies, to finishing the animal with authentic paint schemes and trim details . . . illustrated with numerous color photographs showing exact painting details." Woodshop News

  • Essential Woodcarving Techniques

    A teacher of modern and traditional methods of woodcarving for nearly 30 years, Dick Onians passes on to aspiring carvers his vast knowledge and experience of the subject in this clear and beautifully illustrated volume.

    The book, intended as a basic course, covers the essentials of traditional and classical carving, with technical advice supported with historical information and encouragement to try out new skills. It is a superb, comprehensive introduction to the craft.

  • Fine Art of Carving Lovespoons

    Learn to create beautiful lovespoons with 3 step-by-step projects and 15 original patterns. Sections on the history of lovespoon carving, selecting woods, using and maintaining tools, applying long-lasting finishes, and customizing your own designs ensure every aspect of your lovespoon carving project goes smoothly.

    The fascinating history and romantic symbolism of the lovespoon is further complimented by an inspiring gallery of modern and historical pieces carved in a variety of styles. This is the most thorough and detailed book available on the subject of lovespoon carving.

  • How to Carve Wood
    'Almost anyone could begin from point zero and find enough inspiration in this book to learn how to carve wood . . . clear, interesting, and inspiring, with excellent photos and illustrations.' Popular Woodworking. Info on tools, wood & design; step-by-step exercises & projects of increasing complexity that teach the essential skills. Scaled project patterns, works using same techniques.
  • Letter Carving

    You don't need to undertake a lengthy apprenticeship to get started with this enjoyable and rewarding craft. Letter-carving expert Andrew Hibberd shares his techniques for carving letters on wood and Portland stone for beginner and intermediate carvers.

    Based mainly on period styles of carving, these unique projects use examples of Andrew's work, starting with the simplest and progressing in difficulty. New styles and skills are introduced along the way and the projects include a cutting board, house sign, garden bench, picture frame and church plaque.

  • Lettering and Sign Carving Workbook
    Start to carve and paint signs with the 10 skill-building projects. From learning to carve simple cuts into a pre-made blank, to carving more intricate designs and finishing with elaborate painting, your skills will improve with each project.

    Specialized techniques such as creating custom lettering on a computer, gilding and more are also introduced.

    Projects include:

    • Circa Board
    • Welcome Sign
    • House Sign with Applied Cap and Molding
    • Noah's Ark
    • Irish Claddagh Sign
    • Banner with Raised Stein
    • Oval Sign with Duck
    • Cabin Sign with Birch Log Frame
    • Beach House Sign
    • Indoor Christmas Sign
  • Woodcarver's Workbook
    Get started in woodcarving animals with these high quality patterns, illustrated instructions and a simple craft knife. The humour and clarity of the easy to follow instructions inspires woodworkers to expand the reach of their carving skills.

    The book offers the perfect mix of technical knowledge, instruction, creativity and projects for carvers who wish to master the most popular animal subjects: cougars, rabbits, wolves, dogs, whitetail deer, bighorn sheep, wild mustangs, unicorns and moose.