If you want to learn chip carving, let a master teach it to you.
Finally, the world's most renowned chip carver has written the definitive guide that every beginner of the craft will want to own. Wayne Barton's technical knowledge, design skills, and ability to teach others are unsurpassed. He has trained most of the instructors working today as well as countless students in his classes and through his television appearances, magazine columns, and best-selling books. In these pages, Barton describes how to use all the essential tools, materials, and woods. He then shows how to create borders, grids, rosettes, free form and positive image design, and lettering using dozens of photos and detailed directions.
Important tips, developed over the course of his nearly 50-year career complete this ultimate workbench reference.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Wayne Barton is a professional woodcarver living in Park Ridge, Illinois, with his wife Marlies - their four children having left the nest. His interest in woodcarving was first kindled at the age of five by his Norwegian grandfather, leaving him with a lifelong love for woodcarving.
Mr. Barton took his formal training in the woodcarving center of Brienz, Switzerland, and his carvings can be found in private collections in Europe, Asia, an North America. He is the only American to have his chip carvings in special exhibition at the Swiss National Museum in Zurich, Switzerland. For the past twenty-two years he has been a columnist for Chip Chats, magazine of the National Wood Carvers Association, Fine Woodworking, American Woodworker, Woodcarving Illustrated, and other magazines. He has written five other popular books on woodcarving and has made a number of television appearances on The American Woodshop with Scott Phillips and The Woodwright's Shop with Roy Underhill.
Mr. Barton is the founder and Director of the Alpine School of Woodcarving, Ltd., devoting much of his time to teaching throughout the United States, Canada, and Switzerland. He also has designed and now manufactures chip-carving knives and sharpening stones recognized for their exceptional quality by enthusiasts.
Although versed in all disciplines of carving, he specializes in chip carving and has won both national and international recognition for his work and contributions to the woodcarving community in general.