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Carving Spoons: Welsh Love Spoons, Celtic Knots and Contemporary Favorites
     

Carving Spoons: Welsh Love Spoons, Celtic Knots and Contemporary Favorites

by Shirley Adler, Harley Refsal, E. J. Tangerman
 

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This manual provides an introduction to the fascinating world of carved spoons. Carving basics are covered, including selecting tools and materials, transferring patterns, sanding, and finishing. Two progressive projects introduce basic and intermediate carving techniques. An additional 45 patterns provide dozens of mix-and-match designs. Introductions to the

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This manual provides an introduction to the fascinating world of carved spoons. Carving basics are covered, including selecting tools and materials, transferring patterns, sanding, and finishing. Two progressive projects introduce basic and intermediate carving techniques. An additional 45 patterns provide dozens of mix-and-match designs. Introductions to the history of Welsh and Scandinavian spoon carving provide a rich context for this historical craft.

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With a little carving, the humble wooden spoon is elevated from a utilitarian object to a love token or work of art. Adler, a spoon-carving teacher, offers a wide range of information on this relatively accessible and inexpensive craft, including basic tools, care, design, and wood selection (e.g., food-safe woods); two progressive projects designed for beginning and intermediate carvers; and 45 spoon patterns. Adler's instructions are excellent, and numerous colorful photos illustrate each step. Of particular interest is a technique in which a glue-soaked rope is formed into a three-dimensional model, which will help those carving knots that can be hard to visualize on paper. Many traditional whittling subjects, such as chains, balls in a cage, and spirals, are illustrated. E.J. Tangerman's brief history of the symbolism used in carving Welsh love spoons and Harley Refsal's description of the Scandinavian spoon-making tradition provide context. Short but appealing, this book will interest any carver and is recommended for public libraries. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781565230927
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Pages:
75
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.25(d)

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