Woodworker's Guide to Carving is a manual for all type's of carving weather your chip carving, relief, or carving in the round, this book covers all the basics. The reader will learn all the information you need on tools and how to properly handle them to achieve the maximum efficiency. There is a full chapter on tools and selection, sweeps and sizes, carving accessories, sharpening and techniques. You'll learn what wood works best with each project while using the wood chart that is provided. The reader will learn about basic carving strokes using the illustrated exercises on chip carving, principles of design,laying out the pattern, enlarging with graph paper, transferring patterns, using templates and finishing.Woodworkers Guide To Carving takes you through carving in the round, such as carving Claw-and-Ball-foot, carving a duck with patterns, and details on feathering, carving the eyes and texturing. Plus it guides you through carving a bust, preparing the blank, carving general forms of heads while defining all facial features. This is an amazing book packed with so much information that you will thoroughly enjoy.