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The Art of Whittling: A Woodcarver's Guide to Making Things by Hand

Category: Book
By (author): Karlsson, Niklas
Subject:  CRAFTS & HOBBIES / General
  CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Metal Work
  CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Woodwork
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Carlton Books
Published: January 2019
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 9.25in x 6.25in x 0.75in
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$ 34.95
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From The Publisher*

Whittling is more than just a way of busying idle hands- it is a pastime for those who love the texture of wood and a way of life for those who feel a special connection between man and trees.

This beautiful and practical guide to the art of whittling offers the perfect antitode to the stresses of modern life and a means of getting back to basics and creating unique items from scratch. Inside you will learn about the ancient art of whittling as one of the earliest forms of artistic expression; the different types of wood to use in your work; the simple tools you need to get started; and the various cutting techniques.

The Art of Whittling also preaches the idea of Danish hygge- translating to coziness and being with friends and family in a warm atmosphere. Here, author Niklas Karlsson gives us an insight into why the Danes are considered the happiest people in the world- and how you can bring some hygge into your own lives.

More than just a manual, this book offers a contemplative view on a skill that is more popular than ever.

From The Publisher*Woodworking can bring a little calm and hygge into your life-and The Art of Whittling offers a contemplative take on a skill that has become more popular than ever. This ideal introduction explains which woods to use; what tools you need; and how to master various cutting techniques and decorative carving. Six step-by-step projects include a spatula, a spoon, a small shelf, and a birchbark box.
Biographical NoteNiklas Karlsson is a Swedish woodcarver who crafts unique utensils that he sells via his blog: He now runs workshops in his native Sweden and appears at the International Carving Festival Täljfest.