Carving Golfers: 12 Projects Capturing the Joys and Frustrations of the World's Greatest Game

Carving Golfers: 12 Projects Capturing the Joys and Frustrations of the World's Greatest Game

by Bill Howrilla
     
 

Learn to carve golfers and capture the joy of sinking a difficult putt, the disbelief at missing an easy putt, and the frustration at ending up in the sand pit. These expressive projects offer joy and humor as they capture a golfer at the height of emotion with the how-to information provided in this new book.  See more details below

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Learn to carve golfers and capture the joy of sinking a difficult putt, the disbelief at missing an easy putt, and the frustration at ending up in the sand pit. These expressive projects offer joy and humor as they capture a golfer at the height of emotion with the how-to information provided in this new book.

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This issue's book is one of Fox Chapel's new ones. It covers the caricature carving of one of my favorite subjects - golfers. I don't play golf anymore but have played in the past to really appreciate the humor (and frustration) of some of golf's predicaments. Bill Howrilla is a cartoonist as well as a carver and has developed the "funny side" of 12 different golf situations into patterns and "go by" photographs.

In Part one, the author does an overview of the carving of golfers including the tools he uses, painting, antiquing and how to do the accessories and bases. Two additional features are his cartoons of various golfer expressions and how to make and use an armature for designing your own golfers. Advanced carvers will appreciate his encouragement for you to produce your own designs and some of the expressions that typify many of golf's situations and frustrations.

Part two is a detailed step-by-step sequence of how to carve one of his designs - a golfer that has just gotten up and is contemplating his next moves with a club in one hand and coffee cup in the other. His pattern is very complete with 4 views of the figure from the front, back, both sides and a unique top view. These views leave nothing to the imagination as to what the author had in mind. He includes a detailed section on preparing the band saw blank that should be very valuable for the beginning carver. The step-by-step photos are quite complete. The unique thing he has done is to include, from time to time, a comparison of the carving step with the completed carving. This will help the carver see where the specific step relates to the completed carving. The section concludes with a painting and antiquing guide and six views of the completed carving.

Part three is a pattern and photo gallery of 11 additional golfers. Each pose covered in 4 pages with 4 views of the pattern and, in most cases the top view, and photographs of the 5 views of the completed carving.

A great addition to your carving library!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565232013
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Bill is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from the North Hills area. He has been carving for almost ten years, and he has found that being a cartoonist helps a great deal to visualize the pieces he carves. His comic strip, Sergeant Stars and Stripes Forever, ran in syndication through NEA, Cleveland, Ohio, for 20 months during 1972 and 1973. It appeared in approximately 300 newspapers nationwide. His cartoons have also appeared in Leatherneck, the magazine of the Marine Corps, in the early 1990s.

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