|Review by Druid||posted 01-08-2017 12:13 AM||833 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
I’ve just finished reading my new copy of the “Woodcarving Course & Reference Manual” by Chris Pye which I received as part of my Yule presents.
Even though I have been carving for some time now, I found it well worth my time to read completely through from cover to cover, and I was pleased to glean quite a few tips and techniques that Chris shares.
His explanations and photos make the information very understandable, and he includes good insights into his reasoning behind many of his methods.
As an example, his explanation of the difference between the smooth and rough sides of a diagonal cut across the grain (while using a V-tool) makes a great deal of sense, but I had not seen this so clearly explained before.
My suggestion to anyone considering taking up carving, or looking for ways to improve their current skills . . . get yourself a copy and work your way through it.
-- John, British Columbia, Canada