Two New Woodworking Project Books

Two New Woodworking Project Books

Two New Woodworking Project Books

Deep Relief Carving and Laminated Wood Art: Two New Project Books Cover Techniques for Varying Aesthetics
 
Atglen, PA--Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of two new woodworking titles that cover deep relief carving and laminating techniques: Deep Relief Wood Carving: Simple Techniques for Complex Projects and Laminated Wood Art Made Easy: The Full Stripe Pattern.
 
This guide for carving an intricate, three-dimensional dogwood branch sculpture in butternut lends itself well to wood carvers at most skill levels and will inform and inspire carvers to create future 3D relief projects. The book includes advice on power carving and back-cut techniques, and the step-by-step process is easy to follow. These simple but innovative methods can be applied to flat-plane furniture or multi-depth relief and implemented with themes from nature, the arts, or anything else the carver can imagine. The biggest challenge for many may be taking the opportunity to reflect and hone wood-carving skills and to anticipate a Best-of-Show quality by slowing down technique. Carvers can control the level of difficulty by modifying the depth levels. The guide includes invaluable tips on specific chisels, router types and transfer methods, as well as chapters on sealing, painting, and building a frame, and an inspiring gallery.
 
Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 294 color photos & drawings | 80 pp
ISBN13: 9780764348211 | Binding: soft cover | $19.99
 
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Cutting and laminating, or gluing, wood for artistic effect and unique design has been part of woodworking throughout history. Now it’s your turn to discover the beauty and complexity of “multi-generational” concepts. With today’s improved tool technologies, this fun and surprisingly simple process is sure to become the average woodworking and home shop enthusiast’s new playground. Nature provides the various wood grains, textures, and vibrant colors. Then, you combine those aspects into forms whose dimensions and variations are limited only by your imagination. Friendly instructions and helpful images break down the full-stripe pattern in three “generations,” beginning with straight stripes, and resulting in kaleidoscopic, multi-contrast designs that will amaze your friends and family. The author covers, in detail, safety, jig design, tools, wood movement and moisture, and other woodworking basics. Using this foundation you can develop the lamination methods provided—and eventually your own—with confidence.
 
Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 115 color photos | 80 pp
ISBN13: 9780764347306 | Binding: soft cover | $19.99
Friday, June 12, 2015