Bottle Stoppers: Classic Carving Projects Made Easy

Overview

The Classic Carving Projects Made Easy series is designed to bring the traditions and joy of woodcarving to a new generation of hobbyists. Each book in the series will guide you step-by-step through a variety of quintessential carving projects, building your confidence along the way.

Bottle Stoppers have long been a favorite carving project for woodcarvers, and now, with this easy-to-follow guide, even beginners can join in the fun. Great for gifts, these bottle stoppers will ...

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Overview

The Classic Carving Projects Made Easy series is designed to bring the traditions and joy of woodcarving to a new generation of hobbyists. Each book in the series will guide you step-by-step through a variety of quintessential carving projects, building your confidence along the way.

Bottle Stoppers have long been a favorite carving project for woodcarvers, and now, with this easy-to-follow guide, even beginners can join in the fun. Great for gifts, these bottle stoppers will turn any empty bottle into a wonderful surprise. Fill them with candy, vinegar and herbs, coffee, bath oil, birdseed, or anything else!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565231443
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Series: Classic Carving Projects Made Easy Series
  • Pages: 68
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Greg Young is a professional carver and carving instructor. He lives in Germantown, Wisconsin.

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Table of Contents

Introduction iv
Bottle Stopper basics 1
Wood Choice 1
A Word About Tools 1
A Note About Sharpening 2
Pattern Notes 3
Basic Carving Cuts 3
Sanding and Finishing 4
Attaching a Cork 4
Other Uses 6
Carving and painting a Snowman Bottle Stopper 7
Snowman Pattern 8
Step-by-Step Carving Demonstration 8
Step-by-Step Painting Demonstration 15
Projects 18
Novice Level Patterns 18
Bow Tie Snowman 18
Bunch of Grapes 20
Halloween Ghost 22
Heart Stopper 24
Hospitality Pineapple 26
Pot of Gold 28
Beginner Level Patterns 30
A Basket of Flowers 30
Christmas Tree 32
Gentleman Jack-O'-Lantern 34
Liberty Bell 36
Mouse Bottle Stopper 38
Chilly Penguin 40
Nesting Robin 42
Oak Barrel 44
Rose-Breasted Nuthatch on Acorn 46
Toad on a Toadstool 48
Valentine Bear 50
Intermediate Level Patterns 52
Cornucopia 52
The Leprechaun 54
Lighthouse 56
Uncle Sam 58
The Viking 60
Advanced Level Pattern 62
Mountain Man 62
Master Level Patterns 64
Santa Stopper 64
Wind-Swept Santa 67

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