Are you new to carving or maybe you are wanting to learn how to carve? Do you have questions like how to find wood? What kind of wood do you use? What about carving knives? And how do you apply patterns to the wood? In this book, Cyndi Joslyn the author answers all those questions. This book is to dispel any feelings of frustration that beginners may encounter and make you become enthusiastic about carving! You will learn how to use and care for the basic carving tools, the pros and cons of the different types of woods, general carving information, basic carving techniques, guidelines and safety instructions, wood finishing, and pattern making. All of this is offered with step-by-step patterns, charts, and other visual materials to make the carving experience easier to understand. Wow, that's a lot of information!