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    DescriptionRay draws together his well-practised carving skills in this handbook. He teaches basic techniques including safety and choosing your tools, step-by-step instructions on how to carve, from a simple spoon to weighty canoe paddle. It is illustrated with Ray's photos and designs to copy. How to choose the appropriate wood for the job How to use different tools - straight knife, crooked knife, axe, saw, hand-drill How to decorate your carvings How to preserve your carvings 'When I carve I feel a kinship with the forest. Carving is an earth skill which comes into its own when you make a journey. Native people have a saying that I have long embraced: "do much with little".' - Ray Mears

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    Ray Mears Handbook: Carving No. 1
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    By (author) Ray Mears
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    ISBN 13: 9781444711400
    ISBN 10: 1444711407

    BIC E4L: SPO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    BIC subject category V2: WN, WSZV
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14280
    DC22: 613.69
    BISAC V2.8: SPO030000, NAT000000
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
    Publication date
    01 December 1925
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Born in 1964, Ray Mears has travelled the world studying and teaching the art of survival. He appears extensively on TV programmes such as Northern Wilderness. In 2003 the Royal Geographical Society honoured him with the Ness Award for the popularisation of geography.
    Review quote
    'Ray Mears is a bushman first and foremost and really can survive in any extreme environment. I can't think of a better companion in a crisis.' -- Tim Lewis, GQ 'The foremost purveyor of bushcraft in the UK today.' -- Geographical Magazine 'Ray Mears is a genius' -- Time Out 'Give the man a couple of twigs, a flint and a curved knife and he is transformed into a poet.' -- The Times