Whittling Country Folk: 12 Caricature Projects with Personality.pdf
Professional caricature carver Mike Shipley introduces you to a whole clan of colorful backwoods characters from his native Ozarks. Whether you re a beginner just learning to whittle, or an old hand looking for some new ideas, this book delivers plenty of fun, inspiration, and satisfaction. More than 100 step-by-step color photographs guide you through whittling, painting, and staining. You ll learn Mike s quick and easy clean-cut method, plus his original formula for mixing your own wood stain in a blender. All twelve projects feature distinctive patterns with easy-to-follow cut-lines. Whittling Country Folk, Revised Edition also provides valuable Getting Started advice on tools, sharpening, wood, and safety, as well as humorous down-home tales about each friendly country character."
Mike Shipley is the author of "Whittling the Country Bear & His Friends; Whittling the Old Sea Captain, Revised Edition"; and "Hand Carving Snowmen & Santas." Mike has been featured frequently in "Woodcarving Illustrated" magazine. A full-time professional woodcarver and teacher with more than 30 years experience, he is a production carver who sells 120 carvings each month at woodcraft shows, online, and from his studio in the Ozark Mountains.