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Best Whittling Books You Should Read

Looking for the best Whittling books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. Complete Starter Guide to Whittling: 24 Easy Projects You Can Make in a Weekend (Fox Chapel Publishing) Beginner-Friendly Step-by-Step Instructions, Tips, and Ready-to-Carve Patterns for Toys & Gifts (2014)

 Best Whittling Books You Should ReadInside this comprehensive whittler’s starter guide you’ll find: It’s so easy to get started in this relaxing and rewarding hobby. All you need is a knife, a twig, and this book!We’ve assembled a team of 12 leading woodcarvers to bring you a complete starter’s guide to whittling. They present 24 easy whittling projects that you can make in just a weekend, complete with step-by-step instructions, how-to photographs, ready-to-carve patterns, and helpful tips.Start off with fast and fun projects that build confidence and teach fundamental carving…
Author(s): Editors of Woodcarving Illustrated

2. Easy Wood Carving for Children: Fun Whittling Projects for Adventurous Kids (2018)

 Best Whittling Books You Should ReadLooking for an outdoor hobby to engage your children and encourage them to be crafty and creative? Wood carving is not only easy to learn and fun to do, but almost everything you need to get started can be found for free — right outside your door! Together you can craft a tumbling tower game, a racing car toy, a dolphin necklace or even a handy coat hook! With more than fifty activities at levels for beginners and up, children can create something useful, beautiful or fun (often all three!) out of wood. Learning wood carving not only helps to improve children’s…
Author(s): Frank Egholm, Anna Cardwell

3. 20-Minute Whittling Projects: Fun Things to Carve from Wood (Fox Chapel Publishing) Step-by-Step Instructions & Photos to Whittle Expressive Figures; Wizards, Gargoyles, Dogs, & More for Gift-Giving (2016)

 Best Whittling Books You Should ReadLearn the fast and simple way to whittle in this fun introduction to woodcarving. Discover how to whittle in less time while you have more fun! Perfect entry-level book for anyone who wants to learn whittling Quick & easy projects to whittle wizards, gargoyles, ornaments, dogs, & more in 20 minutes or less Step-by-step instructions & photographs Essential advice on safety, basic cuts, sharpening, & finishing One of the joys of whittling with a pocket knife is that you can do it just about anywhere. You don’t need any fancy equipment… and you don’t even need much spare time. Author Tom…
Author(s): Tom Hindes

4. The Little Book of Whittling: Passing Time on the Trail, on the Porch, and Under the Stars (Woodcarving Illustrated Books) (Fox Chapel Publishing) Instructions for 18 Down-Home Style Projects (2013)

 Best Whittling Books You Should ReadInside, you’ll find easy-to-follow instruction on: With a friendly, down-home style, this guide encourages you to whittle away the hours! Whether you’re a beginner looking for an easy way to get started in the most basic form of woodcarving, or an advanced carver looking for a relaxing way to spend your free time, The Little Book of Whittling will give you the how-to instruction you need to become an accomplished whittler.This instructional manual provides 18 projects, including knives, forks, birds, animals, trees, and flowers. Chapters detail the proper whittling tools and materials, including…
Author(s): Chris Lubkemann

5. Whittling Handbook (2016)

 Best Whittling Books You Should ReadWhat better way to while away your time than to whittle? Peter Benson, author of Whittling Handbook, gives the first-timer the perfect introduction to the simple, yet pleasurable woodcarving pastime. Colorful photographs show each step in the process of making a host of items with nothing more than a knife and a piece of timber. The handbook guides the user through the basics for simple projects then progresses to more intricate items. The first seven chapters explain the tools, knives, and wood needed as well as how to start and what to have in your toolbox. Clearly…
Author(s): Peter Benson

6. Old Time Whittling: Easy Techniques for Carving Classic Projects (Fox Chapel Publishing) (2013)

 Best Whittling Books You Should ReadMaster the old-fashioned craft of whittling with this easy-to-learn beginner’s guide. Even if you’ve never carved a piece of wood before, Old Time Whittling will show you how to create iconic whittling classics like the wooden chain, ball-in-a-cage, arrow-through-the-heart, and more. Woodcarving instructor and author Keith Randich takes you step-by-step through 10 projects, with concise instructions and more than 50 photographs and diagrams….
Author(s): Keith Randich

7. Big Book of Whittle Fun: 31 Simple Projects You Can Make with a Knife, Branches & Other Found Wood (Fox Chapel Publishing) Detailed Instructions & Photos for Practical & Whimsical Whittling Projects (2012)

 Best Whittling Books You Should ReadThe whittler extraordinaire, Chris Lubkemann is back, with 31 fun and rewarding new whittle projects in his latest guidebook, Big Book of Whittle Fun! Whittling is a fun past time for those just starting to carve, and those who have been carving for years. This book is filled with great little projects and games that are enjoyable to make and enjoyable to use. These detailed, photo-illustrated projects are quick and easy to make. Chris offers clear instructions for creating a wide variety of useful and entertaining objects with almost no expense or training, and gives tips and techniques…
Author(s): Chris Lubkemann

8. Whittling Twigs & Branches, 2nd Edition: Unique Birds, Flowers, Trees & More from Easy-to-Find Wood (Fox Chapel Publishing) Step-by-Step, Create Unique Keepsakes & Gifts with Just Your Pocketknife (2004)

 Best Whittling Books You Should ReadWhittling Twigs & Branches, 2nd Edition is perfect for both beginning and experienced whittlers. With little more than a knife, a branch and a dose of concentration, this book will show you how to create unique keepsakes that are fun to make, will be appreciated as gifts and can be a popular item for sale.Included are step-by-step demonstrations on how to carve roosters, herons, pheasants, roadrunners, flowers, trees and letter openers from ordinary twigs and branches using only a pocketknife. Also included are tips for correcting mistakes and some painting and finishing tips.The book also includes basic tool and wood…
Author(s): Chris Lubkemann

9. Whittling Little Folk: 20 Delightful Characters to Carve and Paint (Fox Chapel Publishing) Scandinavian Style Flat-Plane Carving with 4-Perspective Photos Providing 360-Degree Views of Each Project (2011)

 Best Whittling Books You Should ReadA single carving knife and an afternoon is all that is needed to create one of the charming little characters in this book! With just one carving knife and two simple patterns, you can carve a whole community of characters—like a policeman, hard-hat road worker, monk, baker, professor, and football player. Patterns for these delightful folks are included in Whittling Little Folk, written by the master of the Scandinavian flat-plane style of carving, Harley Refsal. The whittled little folk are full of personality, and can be made by mastering Refsal’s…
Author(s): Harley Refsal

10. Carving Faces Workbook: Learn to Carve Facial Expressions with the Legendary Harold Enlow (Fox Chapel Publishing) Detailed Lips, Eyes, Noses, and Hair to Add Expressive Life to Your Woodcarvings (2011)

 Best Whittling Books You Should ReadLearn from Harold Enlow, one of America’s foremost caricature carvers: Follow along as the legendary Harold Enlow, a founding member of the Caricature Carvers of America, teaches you how to carve faces with life and expression.Enlow shares his masterful woodcarving tips and techniques that make his carvings stand out in this information-packed book. You’ll learn to carve a female face, a cowboy face, a Native American face, a Santa face, and more. Best of all, you’ll discover Enlow’s secret to success: Learning how to render highly detailed eyes, lips, nose, hair, and ears before moving on to carving a complete face.Inside this…
Author(s): Harold Enlow

Best Whittling Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some whittling books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Snitte: The Danish Art of Whittling: Make Beautiful Wooden Birds

Author(s): Frank Egholm
Publisher: Batsford, Year: 2017, Size: 22 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2333225

The Art of Whittling: Classic Woodworking Projects for Beginners and Hobbyists

Author(s): Walter L. Faurot
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2015, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1565898

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book. 43 Easy Projects

Author(s): Chris Lubkemann
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing, Year: 2015, Size: 29 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2094823

Complete starter guide to whittling

Author(s): Lubkemann, Chris
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing, Year: 2013, Size: 53 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2329624

1001 Designs for Whittling and Woodcarving

Author(s): E. J. Tangerman
Publisher: Dover Publications, Year: 1995, Size: 33 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 400859

1001 designs for whittling and woodcarvings

Author(s): E. J. Tangerman
Publisher: Dover Publications, Year: 1995, Size: 13 Mb, Download: djvu
ID: 1240588

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book

Author(s): Lubkemann Chris.
Publisher: , Year: , Size: 30 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1856037

20-Minute Whittling Projects

Author(s): Tom Hindes
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing, Year: , Size: 12 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2530191

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really best-sellers according to Chicago Tribune, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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