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Complete Book of Gourd Carving : Ideas and Instructions for Fretwork, Relief, Chip Carving, and Other Decorative Methods - Jim Widess

Complete Book of Gourd Carving

Ideas and Instructions for Fretwork, Relief, Chip Carving, and Other Decorative Methods

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Published: 1st August 2014
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This is an essential guide to gourd carving, covering every method and style. It includes contributions by 92 international gourd artists and more than 625 gorgeous colour photographs. Instructions are provided for working with both hand tools and powered rotary carvers. This authoritative guide covers every method and style of gourd carving, with contributions by 92 international gourd artists and more than 625 gorgeous colour photographs. Fretwork, engraving, chip carving, gouge work, relief carving, inlay and sculptural carving are all thoroughly examined. A newly expanded gallery section, the largest ever published, will inspire gourd artists everywhere. Colour photographs of exquisitely carved gourds present crafts styles from countries around the world. Step-by-step projects introduce new tools and techniques in progressive order of difficulty. Detailed instructions are provided for working with both hand tools and powered rotary carvers. Filled with new patterns and photos, creative ideas and remarkable examples, Complete Book of Gourd Carving, Revised and Expanded is an essential reference for both crafters and art collectors.

ISBN: 9781565238251
ISBN-10: 1565238257
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st August 2014
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Dimensions (cm): 27.8 x 21.6  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.83