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This book review is from the September 2011 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag
Fox Chapel Publishing is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)
Woodcarving Noah's Ark by Shawn Cipa.
The song, “If I were a carpenter”, keeps running through my head, except with a little editing of the words… .”If I were a woodcarver” – oh what a great book to have!!
Not only does the book provide detailed instructions (including wonderful photos) to carve 14 different “two by twos” animals, Noah, and “Mrs. Noah”, but it also includes patterns for the ark, which doesn’t rely on carving for its creation.
What I really love about this book is that it can be used not only for the ark project but for farm animals or animals in general. I also see a possibility for creating “rough cut” figures as well as ones with details such as manes or eyes. What child (or adult, really) wouldn’t love any of these options?!
My Ratings of The Book
Layout and Appearance: Beautiful photos nicely laid out with the instructions. Thumbs Up!
Instructions: Very clear how-to instructions, projects. (Ex. the lion has 56 photos for the carving process and 16 photos of the finishing process. Thumbs Up!
Projects Selection: One project that can be adapted for many purposes. Great.
Inspiration: Once you have the hang of carving animals and people – the sky is the limit! 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.
Deadline: October 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 (http://www.execulink.com/~yohan)