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5-Minute Owl project from start to finish with the text, "Complete Starter Guide to Whittling."5-Minute Owl project from start to finish with the text, "Complete Starter Guide to Whittling."

Simple Starter Santa project with a pencil eraser stamping designs onto the body.Simple Starter Santa project with a pencil eraser stamping designs onto the body.

Several different sizes and styles of the Fences for Everything project and the required materials.Several different sizes and styles of the Fences for Everything project and the required materials. 24 Easy Whittling Projects

Features 24 easy projects to build confidence and teach fundamental carving techniques including:

Quick Carve Spreader Whittle a Twig Whistle Whittling a Flower Whittling a Walking Stick Slingshot Wall Hooks Fences for Everything And more!

Your Complete Guide to Whittling

A Must-Have, Beginner-Friendly Handbook

Start whittling today with Complete Starter Guide to Whittling! Twelve leading woodcarvers present 24 straightforward whittling projects for beginners that you can make in just a weekend, complete with step-by-step instructions, how-to photographs, ready-to-carve patterns, and helpful tips.

Every project is laid out in easy, approachable steps, so you can build confidence and learn how to whittle using all of the fundamental carving techniques!

24 easy-to-make whittling projects Step-by-step instructions, how-to photos, and ready-to-carve patterns How to whittle classic toys, useful gifts, and fun displays Four basic knife cuts and whittling techniques for twigs and branches

Getting Started

4 different kinds of whittling knives displayed with their blades out.4 different kinds of whittling knives displayed with their blades out.

A v-shaped cut being demonstrated using proper technique and safety precautions on a block of wood.A v-shaped cut being demonstrated using proper technique and safety precautions on a block of wood.

A whittling knife, bevel, and leather strop on display.A whittling knife, bevel, and leather strop on display.

Choosing a Whittling Knife

Learn the factors to consider when selecting a pocketknife like blade material, location, and shape. You’ll also be able to compare and contrast 16 different knives to find the perfect fit for your uses.

Whittling Safety & Basic Knife Cuts

The fundamental rule when it comes to whittling is to be aware not only of where the blade is, but where the blade could go. You can complete most projects with four basic cuts: push, pairing, stop, and v-shaped.

The Basics of Sharpening

A sharp knife is a safe knife! Properly prepare your knife for enjoyable whittling by learning how to properly sharpen it. Follow along with illustrated, step-by-step instructions to get your knife ready to whittle.

A sequence of photos demonstrating the slingshot project with the text, "Step-by-Step Projects."A sequence of photos demonstrating the slingshot project with the text, "Step-by-Step Projects."

From a simple flying propeller and a 5-minute owl to more complex designs like the classic ball-in-a-cage, every project is laid out in easy, approachable steps so you can build confidence and learn how to whittle using all of the fundamental carving techniques. Whittle your very own Musical Frog, Simple Starter Santa, Decorative Fishing Lure, and Caricature Pig!

24 Easy Projects You Can Make in a Weekend

The finished Classic Ball-In-Cage project pictured next to a whittling knife and wood shavings.The finished Classic Ball-In-Cage project pictured next to a whittling knife and wood shavings.

An assortment of different colored Santa Pencils.An assortment of different colored Santa Pencils.

Several finished Name Pins pictured displaying the front and back design.Several finished Name Pins pictured displaying the front and back design.

Classic Designs

You don’t need a lot of tools to carve a masterpiece; all you need is your pocketknife. Hone your whittling skills with classic projects like Ball-in-Cage, Chain Links, and Twisted Spiral Ornament.

Quick and Easy

Make some simple projects that don’t take long to finish, so kids can play with them as soon as they’re complete, like Flying Propeller, Santa Pencils, 5-Minute Owl, and 5-Minute Wizard.

Whittling Twigs

Carve some awesome and useful projects out of twigs that make thoughtful gifts such as the Jumping Fish, Back Scratchers, Stick Figures, Name Pins, and more!

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Fox Chapel Publishing; First edition (May 1, 2014)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 96 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1565238427
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1565238428
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.63 x 0.26 x 9.02 inches

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