This book is a great for beginner carvers! It goes over the safety considerations, the fundamentals of sharpening, carving knives, palm carving tools, and helpful aids for carving. This book First Projects for Woodcarvers is not a "complete work" or an "everything you need to know " book, but rather a starting place to begin the adventure of woodcarving. The step-by-step photos and text in this book will lead you through three different woodcarving projects. Each project is fully illustrated will color photos.