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A beginner’s guide from the world’s most renowned chip carver! Wayne Barton—author of Chip Carving and Art of Chip Carving—presents what is unquestionably the finest guidance ever for the novice. He has been the driving force behind the craft’s resurgence, and his technical knowledge, design skills, and ability to instruct remain unequalled. One by one, with the aid of color photographs, he covers tools and materials, the best woods, holding and sharpening chip carving knives, and laying out and transferring patterns. Borders, grids, rosettes, free-form design, positive image design, and lettering all receive separate, in-depth chapters, as does Barton’s special, time-tested hints.
Wayne Barton is the preeminent American chip carver. He has won both national and international awards and his carvings are found in private collections around the world. Barton is a longtime columnist for Chip Chats, North American Woodcarvers Association magazine, and Fine Woodworking, and has written five popular books on woodcarving.
“[Barton’s] skill is astonishing—it appears that he can apply outstanding carvings to any surface.” —Library Journal