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    Big Book of Whittle Fun: 31 Simple Projects You Can Make with a Knife, Branches & Other Found Wood (Paperback) By (author) Chris Lubkemann

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    DescriptionThe whittler extraordinaire, Chris Lubkemann is back, with 31 fun and rewarding new whittle projects in his latest guidebook, Big Book of Whittle Fun. These detailed, photo-illustrated projects are quick and easy to make. Chris offers clear instructions for creating a wide variety of useful and entertaining objects with almost no expense or training, and gives tips and techniques that make whittling accessible and enjoyable for both novices and expereinced carvers. With helpful advice on choosing wood, basic whittling techniques and knife sharpening, you'll be able to make practical projects like recipe holders and whimsical objects like a rooster. Many playful sports and game oriented projects are also included such as tic-tac-toe and a bowling set complete with a lane and pins. You'll find the projects in this book truly make whittling fun.

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    Big Book of Whittle Fun
    31 Simple Projects You Can Make with a Knife, Branches & Other Found Wood
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Lubkemann
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 127
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 308 g
    ISBN 13: 9781565235205
    ISBN 10: 1565235207

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24210
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    BIC subject category V2: WKDW, WFS
    B&T General Subject: 250
    Ingram Subject Code: CR
    Libri: I-CR
    DC21: 736.4
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CRA042000
    B&T Approval Code: A84205030
    DC22: 736/.4, 736.4
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: CRA003000
    LC classification: TT199.7 .L82238 2012
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Fox Chapel Publishing
    Imprint name
    Fox Chapel Publishing
    Publication date
    01 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    East Petersberg
    Author Information
    Chris Lubkemann is the author of Tree Craft, Little Book of Whittling and Whittling Twigs and Branches. He is a regular contributor to Chip Chats and has been featured in Wood Carving Illustrated. He teaches and demonstrates woodcarving at many woodworking shows throughout the country and also at the Amish Farm and House in Lancaster, PA. For more info, visit Chris' website: www.WhittingwithChris.com.
    Review quote
    Back in my youth (and I'm surprised that I can remember it) I can recall an old farmer in rural Quebec, sitting on his porch whittling a walking stick while rocking in an old and probably carved rocking chair. It's amazing what can be achieved with a sharp knife. What a great way to relieve the stress of everyday life. Simply pick up a branch from a birch, maple or cherry tree, a sharp knife and whittle away. Lubkemann's "little" book can get you started whittling immediately. There are 31 whittling ideas in the book as well as some basic information. The author suggests what types of wood to select, what type of knife to use and most of all, how to keep the blade sharp. In the author's eclectic collection there is a fully detailed weather vane, a weather station (if the stone is wet, it's raining), a sling shot and a tic tac toe game to name but a few. You don't have to be an expert carver to enjoy whittling, even a novice can get started right away and the author can help. So, pick up your Swiss Army Knife, a stick of wood and throw away those tranquilizers.