The Art of Whittling

A Woodcarver's Guide to Making Things by Hand
by Niklas Karlsson, Sweden.
Leave the stress of modern living and get back to creating handcrafted items from scratch. A reflection on the ancient art of woodcarving in Scandinavia, and a practical guide, it explains the different types of wood to use in your work and the simple tools you need to get started. Photos and illustrations accompany the step-by-step projects which range from simple to more challenging. Projects include a spatula, a traditional drinking cup, a spoon, a small shelf, a whittled peg rack, a birch-bark box,and decorative woodcarving. Find your calm in the process.
Hardcover, 160pp. 2017