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

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TAKE YOUR BEST SWING AT THIS HUMOROUS CAST OF GOLFING CHARACTERS!
Hacking. Slicing. Pitching out of a sand trap. Missing a putt. Or sinking that once-in-a-lifetime shot. The joys and frustrations of the world's greatest game are captured in this fun and easy-to-follow guide to carving golfers. Inside, you'll find valuable tips on how to get started-including information on tools, materials and finishing. This is followed by step-by-step instruction on actually carving a ...

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Overview

TAKE YOUR BEST SWING AT THIS HUMOROUS CAST OF GOLFING CHARACTERS!
Hacking. Slicing. Pitching out of a sand trap. Missing a putt. Or sinking that once-in-a-lifetime shot. The joys and frustrations of the world's greatest game are captured in this fun and easy-to-follow guide to carving golfers. Inside, you'll find valuable tips on how to get started-including information on tools, materials and finishing. This is followed by step-by-step instruction on actually carving a caricature golfer named "Rise and Shine," leading you through each part of the process, including bandsawing, carving, painting and antiquing.
In addition you'll find a gallery of 11 more patterns for other golfing caricatures, such as:
*Judging the Distance
*Perfect Form
*Concentration
*No Sweat
*Nearly There
*Please Oh Please
*Yes!
*Almost
*Lining It Up
*No Way
*On Par

Author Bill Howrilla carves golfers that look as if they could walk right off their wooden bases and continue their games on the top of your desk. He has a knack for catching golfers at the height of their expressions: the thrill of sinking a difficult putt, the disbelief at missing an easy putt, the frustration of ending up in the ruff or in the sand pit. From the best game of your life to the worst game you've ever played, any golfer will see a little bit of himself in these comical carvings.

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Editorial Reviews

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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: 6/28/2004
  • Pages: 75
  • Sales rank: 1,046,806
  • 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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Table of Contents

Part One: About Carving Golfers 1

Part Two: Carving a Golfer Step-by-Step 7
Pattern "Rise and Shine" 8
Bandsawing 10
Rough Carving 11
Painting Guide 27
Finishing Techniques 28

Part Three: Pattern Gallery 31
Judging the Distance 32
Perfect Form 36
Concentration 40
No Sweat 44
Geez! 48
Yes! 52
What the... ?! 56
Lining It Up 60
No Way 64
Please Oh Please 68
On Par 72

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