Woodcarving: Step-by-step Techniques by Jeremy Williams
A step-by-step guide to the techniques of woodcarving, this book is aimed at all woodcarvers of beginner, intermediate or advanced standard. A detailed coverage of woods is followed by notes on tools, workbenches and design. The various types of relief carving are described, with examples, and the book looks at sculpture carving, upright and reclining forms and more complex, intricate carvings for advanced students. The important skill of finishing the carving is dealt with in depth, and useful sections look at power tools and workshop safety.