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Chip carving, traditionally used for decorating fine furniture and boxes, involves carving out shallow ornamental designs on a flat wood surface, as opposed to carving in the round, which is done on a three-dimensional block. Barton (The Art of Chip Carving: Award-Winning Designs) supplies basic information on handling knives and various woods through a series of practice exercises in individual chapters devoted to types of designs, e.g., borders, rosettes, and lettering. Because this is a craft that requires much practice to do well, the book will be most useful for those with some experience. Highly recommended for public libraries.
Posted January 13, 2012
I have several of this authors books and they all are very informative with clear instructions and many illustrations. I keep buying his books for the different patterns in each edition. Great tips on equipment needed, types of wood best suited for carving, and the entire process of chip carving (from pattern layout to finishing the piece).Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.