Halloween Woodcarving: 10 Frightfully Fun Projects for the Beginner

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enjoy the fun of a hand-carved halloween

If you're a crafter interested in discovering the joy of carving or a seasoned carver looking for some frightfully fun projects, Halloween Woodcarving is for you. With clear step-by-step instructions and hundreds of color photos, author and popular woodcarving instructor Cyndi Joslyn provides everything you need to know to successfully...

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Overview

enjoy the fun of a hand-carved halloween

If you're a crafter interested in discovering the joy of carving or a seasoned carver looking for some frightfully fun projects, Halloween Woodcarving is for you. With clear step-by-step instructions and hundreds of color photos, author and popular woodcarving instructor Cyndi Joslyn provides everything you need to know to successfully carve whimsical Halloween folk art to celebrate the season.

Inside Halloween Woodcarving, you will find:
*The essentials of tool selection, use, care, and safety
*Pros and cons of different types of wood
*Basic techniques for "block" carving
*Secrets to pattern making and transferring
*7 original folk art Halloween projects
*Painting and finishing instruction and tips

If you're searching for new craft ideas, look no further. Halloween Woodcarving will have you enjoying the fun of carving while proudly decorating your home for many Halloweens to come.

Cyndi Joslyn is a professional woodcarver and a woodcarving teacher. She is also the author of Easy Woodcarving, Carving Santas from Around the World, and North Woods Nativity. She lives in Albany, Oregon, where she designs and carves figurines for shops throughout the country; she also teaches carving via online classes at www.cyndijoslyn.com.

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Editorial Reviews

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Even those who have never picked up a carving tool will quickly learn to create charming pieces with Halloween Woodcarving, written by professional carver and author Cyndi Joslyn. Clear, step-by-step instructions give readers everything they need to get started, including how to use and maintain basic carving tools such as gouges, knives, and chisels. Choosing the best wood for carving is covered, and beginners also learn how to easily transfer carving patterns and make basic woodcarving cuts. A final chapter on painting and finishing shows how to add creativity and color to your carvings.

Ten fun projects include a cat in pumpkins, mummy, ghost trick-or-treater, witch, beware sign, and other halloween ornaments. Each project includes full color photography of the finished pieces, a materials list, a detailed pattern and a color chart.

Chip Chats Magazine
Even those who have never picked up a carving tool will quickly learn to create charming pieces with Halloween Woodcarving, written by professional carver and author Cyndi Joslyn.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565232891
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 117
  • Sales rank: 1,004,350
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Cyndi Joslyn began woodcarving in 1990 with a special interest in carved Santas. She owns an extensive collection of carved Santas and currently teaches classes to both novice and experienced carvers. She is also the author of Carving Santas from Around the World. She lives in Missoula, Montana.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ... ix

PART ONE: GETTING STARTED ...1
Setting Up Your Work Space ... 2
Understanding Basic Carving Tools ...3
Choosing Your First Tools ... 8
Sharpening Tools ... 10
Safety Equipment ... 12
Selecting Wood ... 14
Painting and Finishing Supplies ... 17
Other Supplies ... 18

PART TWO: BASIC TECHNIQUES ... 21
Transferring Patterns... 22
Making the Basic Cuts ... 26
How to Strop a Knife ... 28
How to Strop a Gouge ... 29
Painting and Finishing Techniques ... 30
Doweling ... 34

PART THREE: PROJECTS ... 37
Project One: Halloween Cutouts ... 38
Project Two: Mummy ... 44
Project Three: Cat in Pumpkins ... 56
Project Four: Ghost Trick-or-Treaters ...68
Project Five: Witch ... 80
Project Six: Beware Sign ... 108
Project Seven: Halloween Candy Bowl ... 112

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