The Complete Guide to Chip Carving is the best book for any woodworker who is interested in starting a new form of carving. Chip carving is a decorative style of carving. Rather than sculpting or shaping wood, chip carving is applied to an object or piece that is already finished or shaped. For example some items that you can carve are plates, plaques, boxes, mantels, ceiling beams, and furniture. Wayne Barton, the author of this book describes how to use all the essential tools, materials and woods in chip carving. He also guides you through the correct way on how to hold and sharpen chip carving knives, and how to properly lay out and transfer patterns. You will learn to how to carve borders, grids, rosettes, free-form designs, positive image designs, and lettering. Once you have finished this book you will be able to carve objects with ease!