What gives carving such wide appeal? Perhaps it's a form of artistic expression that anyone can afford. But many carvers are frustrated by the conflicting information currently available on the craft. Woodcarving Basics provides a broad introduction for beginners that will still appeal to even the most experienced carvers.
David Sabol, one of America's foremost woodcarvers and teachers, utilizes a contemporary, common-sense approach to tools, sharpening, and styles so that readers can easily understand what carving styles suit their personalities and talents. Presenting a wide range of projects that run the gamut from traditional tastes to modern moods, Sabol reveals the secrets behind knife, relief, sign, chip, power, and bark carving, plus painting, composition, and so much more.