|Review by MsDebbieP||posted 06-22-2011 03:27 PM||1996 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This book review is from the June-July 2011 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag
Fox Chapel Publishing is donating another book for a free draw!
Whittling Little Folk by Harley Refsal
In the informative yet humorous opening to this great little book, the author discusses the difference between whittling and carving. I would interpret his distinction as “a rose by any other name is still a rose”: it’s all about cutting away pieces of wood.
The book, “Whittling Little Folk” is small in size but big in content! Eighteen projects in total, including two “step-by-step” figures provide examples, tips, and techniques to carve (or whittle) the cutest little characters you have ever seen. One of the “step-by-step” lessons, (creating Kristian, shown in the bottom left of the book cover,) has 42 steps, including photos, demonstrating the process. Very in-depth and easy to follow.
(photo from the foxchapelpublishing site)
My Ratings of The Book
Layout and Appearance: Good balance of photos, how-to instructions, projects. Thumbs Up!
Instructions: Clear information and instructions Thumbs Up!
Projects Selection: A wide variety of characters, creating a small village. Great.
Inspiration: There is even a section on “ideas” – oh the possibilities. Thumbs Up!
Overall: Thumbs Up!
WIN A FREE BOOK
One random draw winner will receive a copy of the book.
To enter your name in the draw, “click here and answer the two easy questions”: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/573894/lumberjocks-fox-chapel-publishing-giveaway-whittling-little-folk.
Deadline: July 10, 2011
Another big thank-you to Fox Chapel Publishing for their continued donation of books for free draws here at LumberJocks.com.
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)