Big Book of Whittle Fun: 31 Simple Projects You Can Make with a Knife, Branches & Other Found Wood

Big Book of Whittle Fun: 31 Simple Projects You Can Make with a Knife, Branches & Other Found Wood

by Chris Lubkemann
     
 

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Whittling is a fun past time for those just starting to carve, and those who have been carving for years. This book is filled with great little projects and games that are enjoyable to make and enjoyable to use. The whittler extraordinaire, Chris Lubkemann is back, with 31 fun and rewarding new whittle projects in his latest guidebook, Big Book of Whittle Fun.

Overview

Whittling is a fun past time for those just starting to carve, and those who have been carving for years. This book is filled with great little projects and games that are enjoyable to make and enjoyable to use. The whittler extraordinaire, Chris Lubkemann is back, with 31 fun and rewarding new whittle projects in his latest guidebook, Big Book of Whittle Fun.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Back in my youth (and I'm surprised that I can remember it) I can recall an old farmer in rural Quebec, sitting on his porch whittling a walking stick while rocking in an old and probably carved rocking chair. It's amazing what can be achieved with a sharp knife.

What a great way to relieve the stress of everyday life. Simply pick up a branch from a birch, maple or cherry tree, a sharp knife and whittle away. Lubkemann's "little" book can get you started whittling immediately. There are 31 whittling ideas in the book as well as some basic information. The author suggests what types of wood to select, what type of knife to use and most of all, how to keep the blade sharp.

In the author's eclectic collection there is a fully detailed weather vane, a weather station (if the stone is wet, it's raining), a sling shot and a tic tac toe game to name but a few.

You don't have to be an expert carver to enjoy whittling, even a novice can get started right away and the author can help. So, pick up your Swiss Army Knife, a stick of wood and throw away those tranquilizers.

More Than A "Whittle" Fun

The Big Book of Whittle Fun by Chris Lubkemann is a little "big book" filled with a "wot of whittlin' fun". Small in stature (a great size for taking with you when planning on doing a little whittling) but big in content!
This book has over thirty projects and is an inspiration for many more.

Games - check
Jewelry - check
Household items - check fun - check and technique: also check.

The first of the book provides tips on knives, sharpening and honing, and modifying the knife if needed. It also talks about the three main whittling strokes used and different types of wood. Some projects do "cheat" a little and use a drill or Dremel-type tool but that's fine with me.

Now all i have to do is go outside and find myself a twig or a branch so I can start whittlin' away!

Two thumbs up for this book.
Maybe we'll have a little whittlin contest at our Get-together in September!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565235205
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
748,145
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Chris Lubkemann is the author of four other best-selling whittling books from Fox Chapel Publishing: The Little Book Of Whittling, Big Book Of Whittle Fun, Whittling Twigs & Branches, and Tree Craft. A child of missionaries, Chris Lubkemann grew up in the forests of Brazil and Peru, where he developed an appreciation for knives and entertained himself—and others—by handcrafting rafts, tree houses, traps, and slingshots from scrap wood. Since that time, he has continued to integrate his woodworking skills with good old-fashioned fun. Chris has carved some of the world’s smallest branch carvings, and his smallest branch rooster was given a Guinness World Record Certificate. Chris currently demonstrates whittling as the resident woodcarver at the Amish Farm and House in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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