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The Art of Whittling Niklas Karlsson

The Art of Whittling By Niklas Karlsson

The Art of Whittling by Niklas Karlsson


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Summary

This guide to the art of whittling offers the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life. 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 Summary

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

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 people and trees.

This beautiful and practical guide to the art of whittling offers the perfect antidote 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.

About Niklas Karlsson

Niklas Karlsson is a Swedish woodcarver who crafts unique utensils that he sells via his blog: ahardslojdlife.se. Growing up he spent his holidays in the south of Lapland and bought his first carving knife from a mail-order catalogue as a child. Inspired by Barn the Spoon, who runs a spoonshop in central London, Niklas now runs workshops in his native Sweden and appears at the International Carving Festival Taljfest. He is, according to interior designer Andreas Nobel, 'an ethnologist, archaeologist, historian, designer and craftsman in one and the same person, who through the study of ancient handicraft objects transforms his expertise into new selfmade bowls and troughs. In this way Niklas Karlsson gets knowledge and feeling for past lives and culture.'

Table of Contents

Introduction * The Carved Surface * A Whittler's Tools * Equipment and the Workshop * Wood * A Whittler's Skills: The Projects * Epilogue: A Note on Simplicity * Resources * Credits.

Additional information

GOR013042624
9781802792133
1802792139
The Art of Whittling: A Woodcarver's Guide to Making Things by Hand by Niklas Karlsson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Welbeck Publishing Group
20220915
160
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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