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Whittling Pencils: Projects and Techniques

Randy TRUE

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ISBN 10: 156523751X / ISBN 13: 9781565237513
Published by Fox Chapel Publishing, 2012
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Title: Whittling Pencils: Projects and Techniques

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

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This introduction to the slender craft of pencil carving shows how to make ordinary pencils come to life. Readers learn to whittle fascinating Santa pencils, Wood Spirits, Leprechauns and even an iconic Uncle Sam. Each complete project includes detailed instructions for whittling these skinny subjects, accompanied by dozens of step-by-step illustrations. The author provides important tips for selecting the proper micro-mini carving tools, plus advice on choosing the right kind of oversized pencil - made from plastic resin - that will take fine detail. He describes different options for popular beard variations, plus basic rules for painting, finishing and sealing.

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There's much more you can do with a knife and a pencil than just sharpen the tip! Randy True reveals his techniques for making ordinary pencils come to life, in this introduction to the slender craft of pencil carving. Inside you'll discover creative new ways to transform pencils into charming ornaments and gifts. Learn to whittle fascinating Santa pencils, Wood Spirits, Leprechauns and even an iconic Uncle Sam. Each complete project includes detailed instructions for whittling your skinny subjects, accompanied by dozens of step-by-step illustrations. You won't want to use large carving tools for this work, nor will you carve on a regular pencil. Randy provides important tips for selecting the proper micro-mini carving tools, plus advice on choosing the right kind of oversized pencil-made from plastic resin-that will take fine detail. He describes different options for popular beard variations, plus basic rules for painting, finishing and sealing. With Whittling Pencils as your guide, you'll soon be creating your own elongated art that will intrigue everyone who sees it!

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