by Everett Ellenwood
Publisher: Fox Chapel
With just a few basic tools, scraps of wood and the safe techniques in this fun project book, you can introduce your child to the joy of woodcarving. First, kids discover the anatomy of a tree and what makes a wood good for carving (and not), as well as how to find carving stock free from Mother Nature. Then, it's on to safety including protective gloves and how to make thumb guards, as well as how to handle tools properly before putting blade to wood. Each tool's use is explained with step-by-step practice exercises, and then it's on to introductory instruction with basic tools that build skills for more advanced techniques and tools. As they work their way through these seven projects with clear instructions, step-by-step photos and safety guidelines, you can be sure your kids are in good hands. Suitable for children 9 and older. Illustrated with color pictures and drawings. 8" 8".