DetailsIt's finally back — now with a companion DVD! For all those looking for this much sought-after handbook, the wait is over. Originally published in 1990 and out of print for almost 10 years, Swedish Carving Techniquesby Wille Sundqvist has enjoyed cult status among carvers and craftsmen and is widely considered the bible of spoon carvers. Now a brand-new issue - just like the 1990 version - can be yours directly from The Taunton Press, the original publisher.
Order now to get BOTH this coveted book plus companion DVD and save 20%. With this special offer, you also get Carving Swedish Woodenware, the popular DVD featuring Wille's son, Jögge Sundqvist, The next best thing to a private lesson, this DVD takes you into Jögge's shop for a 60-minute lesson where you'll see firsthand exactly how he uses the simple cutting tools his father favors, executes age-old carving techniques, and gets into the subtle rhythm of this timeless craft.
Sharpened axes and knives are the oldest hand tools known to man. As the author Wille Sundqvist says, “I have come to recognize that there is an enormous lack of understanding and skill in using hand tools....This, along with a realization of the close relationship between hand tools and the keen sense of design that was our forefathers', has prompted me to write this book." Swedish Carving Techniques brings a new appreciation of this age-old craft and how working with knives and axes fits into today's high-tech world.
Lessons from a life-long carver who loves working with his hands.In honest, straightforward style, Wille Sundqvist shares his love for basic hand tools and the practical objects that can be produced from branches, burls, and crooked pieces of wood. He brings this simple art to life by showing you:
- The hand tools he works with and how to sharpen them
- Carving techniques and different kinds of strokes
- Tips for designing spoons for maximum strength
- How to shape dough bowls, butter paddles, and ladles
- Techniques for adding decorative detailing
- Plus safety tips for enjoying this age-old craft
Re-discovering traditional handcrafts and “rewards not possible with machines." Carving, as practiced by Wille Sundqvist, has great appeal in a complex world because it doesn't require a huge commitment of time or a special shop. But it does improve dexterity, build strength, encourage creativity, reduce dependence on technology, and keep alive the rich cultural heritage of Swedish craftsmen.
An Exceptional Opportunity! Whether you've never carved before or are an expert at it, you can now own your own copy of this classic book plus Carving Swedish Woodenware, the companion DVD.
Don't miss this chance to save 20%—order now!
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