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Swedish Carving Techniques

Swedish Carving Techniques
by Wille Sundqvist
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It Is Finally Back - In Limited Numbers! 

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 Techniques by 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. Simply download now.

Sharpened axes and knives are the oldest hand tools known to man. As the author 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 todays 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 they can produce 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.

No more waiting, download your copy now!

 

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It Is Finally Back - In Limited Numbers! 

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 Techniques by 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. Simply download now.

Sharpened axes and knives are the oldest hand tools known to man. As the author 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 todays 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 they can produce 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.

No more waiting, download your copy now!

 

Additional Information

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SKU FWW61077506
Table Of Contents

Introduction
Historical Background
Why Use Knives and Axes?

Tool Basics
Knives
Knife Handles
Make a Knife Handle
Other Carving Tools
Axes, Hatchets and Adzes
Edge Protection
Safety

Sharpening
Grinding
Honing

Ax Work
Hewing with an Ax
Make a Dough Bowl

Knife Grips
A Butter Paddle
Power Strokes
Carving Toward Yourself
Smoothing Strokes
Finishing the Butter Paddle

Small Projects
Sharpening a Pencil
Buttons
A Clothes Hook
A Peg Board

Carving Spoons
Form and Function
Carving Spoons and Ladles

Finishing Touches
Sanding
Carved Engraving
Finishing

Using Wood
Finding and Using Wood

Sources of Supply

Intro No
Video No
Author Wille Sundqvist
ISBN 978-1-62710-797-6
Publication Year 2014
Pages 144
Photo 223
Drawings 34
Video Download No
Other Formats 71494
Cover PDF Download
Format eBook (PDF)
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