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Whittling Handbook

  • Publishing: Spring 16
  • Pub month: April
  • ISBN-13: 9781784940751
  • Author: Peter Benson
  • Price: £7.99
  • Binding: PB
  • No. of pages: 128
  • Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
  • Colour: Full colour throughout

The Whittling Handbook is the perfect introduction to the simple, yet immensely pleasurable, craft of creating attractive objects with nothing more than a knife and a piece of timber. Whittling is an art form that can be as simple or as complex as you like. This delightful book guides the reader through the basics starting with straightforward projects such as a garden dibber and paper knife then progresses to more complex and intricate items such as a linked chain and whistle. The tools you’ll need, plus the basic techniques and how to perform them safely are all covered in a clear and straightforward way.

Projects include: butter spreader, fork, cane toppers, bookmark and decorative items such as a polar bear and nuthatch.


Author Information

Peter Benson
Peter Benson, Chairman of the British Woodcarvers Association, runs courses for carvers of all abilities throughout the UK. He also travels to the United States to give seminars and talks and is in regular demand as a judge for carving competitions. His own work centres on miniature carvings, including fantastic Japanese netsuke. He lives in Essex. Also published by GMC Publications are: Art of Carving Netsuke, Woodland Whittling and the Whittling Handbook.