Bring a little bit of country into your woodshop!
- 12 projects for little caricatures with big personalities
- Step-by-step instructions for Delmer, using the quick and easy “clean-cut” method
- Painting & finishing techniques with instructional photographs
- Beginner-friendly advice for tools, sharpening, wood selection, pattern transfers, and safety
Inside Whittling Country Folk, professional caricature carver Mike Shipley introduces you to a whole clan of colorful backwoods characters from his native Ozarks!
Whether you’re a beginner just learning to whittle, or an old hand looking for some new ideas, this book delivers plenty of fun, inspiration, and satisfaction.
More than 100 step-by-step color photographs guide you through whittling, painting, and staining. You’ll learn Mike’s quick and easy “clean-cut” method, plus his original formula for mixing your own wood stain in a blender. All twelve projects feature distinctive patterns with easy-to-follow cut-lines.
Whittling Country Folk, Revised Edition also provides valuable “Getting Started” advice on tools, sharpening, wood, and safety, as well as humorous down-home tales about each friendly country character—from Delmer and Granny to ol’ Beau the hound dog!