Chris Pye’s Woodcarving Course & Reference Manual
A Beginner’s Guide to Traditional Techniques
Author: Chris Pye
Product Code: 4567
Binding Information: Soft Cover
Size: 11″ x 8.5″
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Akin to having a one-on-one carving course with a master carver, this resource—a collection of tips and tricks
honed over many years—mentors newcomers and serious beginning woodcarvers alike. A comprehensive guide for those
who want to learn carving, this manual provides a handful of lessons, including how to choose the best woods, safe tool
handling tips, making cuts, and executing a variety of techniques. The careful step-by-step instructions that are explained in a
warm conversational voice help novice crafters find quick success and encouragement as they work on a number of carving
motifs and three projects for both relief and in-the-round styles. For serious beginners eager to know more about a timeless
craft, this go-to reference provides an answer to every question.
Author Bio: Chris Pye is an internationally-acclaimed woodcarver and a carving instructor. He is the author of several books
on the subject including Elements for Woodcarving; Lettercarving in Wood; and Woodcarving Tools, Materials & Equipment.