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Illustrated guide to carving tree bark /

by Jensen, Rick.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: East Petersburg, PA : Fox Chapel Pub., c2004Description: iv, 75 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.ISBN: 1565232186 :.Title notes: $14.95 prolam 2-2005Other title: Carving tree bark.Subject(s): Wood-carving -- Technique | Bark
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>Award-winning carver Rick Jensen, with the help of carver and photographer Jack A. Williams, helps you release the inner spirit from tree bark in this new book. The natural beauty found in a piece of weathered cottonwood bark provides inspiration and direction to create something new and original each time. Inside, you'll find step-by-step instructions on carving a whimsical tree house, plus detailed advice on painting and finishing your carvings. You'll learn about the various species of cottonwood and their particular carving characteristics, plus tips on where to find your supplies. Learn the bark carving basics, tools, how to sketch your ideas, and so much more. Follow along with a series of detailed patterns of a variety of wood spirits and be guided through each step of the finishing process to gain a soft, touchable finish by using a unique combination of lacquers, waxes, shoe polish, and paint.</p>

"Releasing whimsical houses & woodspirits from found wood"--Cover.

$14.95 prolam 2-2005

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • About the Authors (p. iv)
  • Introduction: Why I Carve Bark (p. 1)
  • Gallery of Bark Carvings (p. 2)
  • Chapter 1 About Cottonwood Bark (p. 17)
  • Chapter 2 Bark Carving Basics (p. 21)
  • Chapter 3 Carving a Whimsical House (p. 29)
  • Chapter 4 Carving Tree Bark in the Round (p. 59)
  • Chapter 5 Finishing Bark Carvings (p. 62)
  • Chapter 6 Patterns (p. 68)
  • Appendix Sources for Cottonwood Bark (p. 75)

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