Carving Cypress Knees : Creating Whimsical Characters from One of Nature's...

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Publication Year: 2005
Format: Paperback

Language: English
ISBN: 9781565232716

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Synopsis
Cypress knees are the little stumps found in swamps of the southeastern United States that protrude from the water in varying shapes, sizes and colours, and have even been known for their excellent carving properties. Inside Carving Cypress Knees you'll find all the tips and techniques you need for success. Other chapters cover methods of pattern preparation and how to individualise carvings according to the unique, natural shape of each piece of wood. Readers will also benefit from a section on troubleshooting and step-by-step demonstrations on how to carve a wood spirit, Santa's face, and an elf., Cypress knees-stumps found in swamps of the southeastern United States that protrude from the water and vary in shape, size, and color-are the subject matter of this carving guide. Known for their excellent carving properties, cypress knees and their history are discussed as well as carving preparations and alternative options for those without access to this Gulf Coastal wood. Other chapters cover methods of pattern preparation and how to individualize carvings according to the unique, natural shape of each piece of wood. Readers will also benefit from a section on troubleshooting and step-by-step demonstrations on how to carve a wood spirit, Santa's face, and an elf., Discover the Unique Characters Hidden Inside the Strange and Wonderful World of Cypress Knees Noted carvers and authors Carol Jean Boyd and Jack Williams bring you the ultimate resource for unlocking the whimsical characters and wood spirits from within one of nature's most unique woods: cypress knees. Cypress "knees" are the little stumps found in swamps of the southeastern United States that protrude from the water in varying shapes, sizes and colors, and have even been known for their excellent carving properties., Noted carvers and authors Carole Jean Boyd and Jack A. Williams bring you the ultimate resource for unlocking the whimsical characters and wood spirits from within one of nature's most unique woods: cypress knees.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 1565232712
ISBN-13 9781565232716
Key Details
Author Carole Jean Boyd, Jack A. Williams
Number Of Pages 96 pages
Format Paperback
Publication Date 2005-09-01
Language English
Publisher Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication Year 2005
Additional Details
Copyright Date 2005
Illustrated Yes
Dimensions
Weight 16 Oz
Height 0.3 In.
Width 8.5 In.
Length 11 In.
Target Audience
Group Trade
Classification Method
LCCN 2005-284350
LC Classification Number TT199.7.B678 2005
Dewey Decimal 736/.4
Dewey Edition 22
Reviews
Reviews A great book, very complete step by step instructions that guided me to complete my project. It is meant to stand alone and see you all the way through. I look forward to more material in this stile of writing. Highly recommended., Carole Jean Boyd's beautiful and informative book is a must for anyone interested in carving whimsical, charming Santas and other unique characters. Well written and illustrated with step by step instructions. I highly recommend "Carving Cypress Knees".
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