Little Book of Whittling, Gift Edition: Passing Time on the Trail, on the Porch, and Under the Stars (Fox Chapel Publishing) 18 Step-by-Step Projects Including Forks, Birds, Animals, Trees, & Flowers
Hardcover – July 9, 2018
Convenient & portable 5.5" x 6.75" pocket size
18 step-by-step projects including knives, forks, spoons, birds, animals, trees, flowers, whistles, & walking sticks
Advice on tools and materials, including what woods are best to carve
How to get started, including choosing and sharpening the best knife
Author Chris Lubkemann uses his 40 years of whittling experience to provide you with clear guidance on becoming an expert whittler
A great gift for beginners looking for an easy way to get started, as well as for more advanced carvers looking for a relaxing way to spend their time, Little Book of Whittling, Gift Edition provides 18 projects, including knives, forks, birds, animals, trees, and flowers.
Beginner-friendly chapters detail the proper whittling tools and materials, including what woods are best to carve, and how to start projects by selecting and safely sharpening the best knife for each project.
With a friendly, down-home style, this guide will encourage you to unwind and relax the old-fashioned way as you whittle away time under the stars! Whether on your front porch or in the back woods, The Little Book of Whittling will help you learn to how to create fun and useful objects with nothing more than a pocket knife, a twig, and a few minutes of time.
About the Author
Chris Lubkemann is the author of five best-selling whittling books from Fox Chapel Publishing, including The Little Book Of Whittling and Big Book of Whittle Fun. A child of missionaries, Chris Lubkemann grew up in the forests of Brazil and Peru, where he developed an appreciation for knives and entertained himself—and others—by handcrafting rafts, tree houses, traps, and slingshots from scrap wood. Since that time, he has continued to integrate his woodworking skills with good old-fashioned fun.
Chris has carved some of the world's smallest branch carvings, and his smallest branch rooster was given a Guinness World Record Certificate. Chris currently demonstrates whittling as the resident woodcarver at the Amish Farm and House in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.