When the stresses of modern life get too much, what could be better than gathering a few simple tools, heading into the woods and literally whittling away a few hours? The gentle art of whittling is a relaxing and absorbing hobby that can be enjoyed almost anywhere from round the campfire to in a cosy armchair at home. All you need is a good pocket knife, a piece of wood and your imagination.
Projects can range from the delightfully simple to impressively intricate – it’s up to you.
Projects include: letter opener, thumb stick, ring tree and egg cup.
- Projects vary in complexity, appealing to a range of ability
- Clearly presented, easy-to-follow instructions, complete with tips
- 20 fun projects, including use and decorative items
237 colour photographs
About the Author
Peter Benson set up the Essex School of Woodcarving in 1996. He is often travelling and runs many workshops overseas as well as judging competitions around the world. He also writes regularly for woodcarving journals and has written two other books, Whittling Handbook and The Art of Carving Netsuke, published by GMC.