How to whittle : 25 beautiful projects to carve by hand / Josh Nava.

How to whittle contains 25 beautiful and original designs to carve by hand. Featuring a range of projects from finely polished butter paddles and lovespoons to a custom-made coatrack, this book also provides advice on selecting the best wood for your projects together with details of a range of fini...

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Main Author: Nava, Josh.
Published: Newtown, Connecticut : The Taunton Press, [2018]
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The age-old woodworking technique, whittling, is growing in popularity. How to Whittle presents 25 beautiful whittling projects to make and is paired with advice on selecting the best wood for your projects and details on finishes, making these simple projects ideal for beginners.

Full-color photography and step-by-step instructions guide whittling newbies through the process, from selecting and maintaining carving knives to mastering luxurious finishing techniques, ensuring success as they learn this craft. Serious woodworkers will love the creative dimensions that whittling introduces to their projects. Includes advice on selecting the best wood for your projects, selecting and maintaining carving knives to finishing techniques such as sanding, oiling, and curing surfaces.

Projects can be made using just a couple of knives and a piece of wood!


Table of Contents

Introduction

p. 6

Techniques

p. 8

Projects

p. 28

Butter paddle

p. 30

Spatula

p. 34

Serving board

p. 39

Cooking spoon

p. 44

Candleholder

p. 48

Salt cellar

p. 52

Doorstop

p. 57

Spice spoon

p. 60

Fork

p. 64

Ladle

p. 68

Slotted spoon

p. 72

Tool handle

p. 77

Mobile

p. 84

Carved animal

p. 89

Bookends

p. 92

Succulent stand

p. 96

Coatrack

p. 100

Door handle

p. 104

Desk organized

p. 108

Comb

p. 112

Pinch pot

p. 116

Pan trivet

p. 119

Offcut car

p. 124

Love spoon

p. 128

Airplane

p. 133

Resources

p. 141

Index

p. 142

Credits

p. 144