20-Minute Whittling Projects: Fun Things to Carve from Wood

20-Minute Whittling Projects: Fun Things to Carve from Wood

by Tom Hindes


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20-Minute Whittling Projects: Fun Things to Carve from Wood by Tom Hindes

Learn the fast and simple way to whittle in this fun introduction to woodcarving. Discover how to whittle in less time while you have more fun! One of the joys of whittling with a pocket knife is that you can do it just about anywhere. You don’t need any fancy equipment… and you don’t even need much spare time. Author Tom Hindes demonstrates his easy-to-learn, quick-cut method for whittling expressive little figures from wood in just 20 minutes or less. With his friendly instructions and step-by-step photos, you’ll learn to carve an endless array of charming wizards, gnomes, gargoyles, ornaments, dogs, leprechauns, and more. These super-short projects are perfect for learning basic caricature carving skills. They also make wonderful little gifts for random acts of kindness. Leave one along with your tip at the local restaurant, or give one to your favorite cashier. Children especially enjoy receiving them as souvenirs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565238671
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 186,101
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Tom Hindes is a whittling artist and carving teacher. He is a regular contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated magazine.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Getting Started 8

Projects 11


Sampler 12

Ball 15

Whammy Diddle 17

Pumpkin Pin 20


5-Minute Wizard 24

15-Minute Santa 30

Farmer 35

Gnome 40


Dog 44

Bear 47

Gargoyle 50

Horse 54

Fox 58

Baby Animals

Fawn 63

Piglet 68

Baby Fox 72

Bear Cub 76

Baby Elephant 80


Safety 84

Basic Cuts 86

Basics of Sharpening 88

Finishing 92

Index 94

About the Author 96

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