Gunstock Carving by Bill Janney
Learn to create one-of-a kind, carved gunstocks with this complete guide from award-winning carver Bill Janney
This book provides everything a carver needs to get started in the art of gunstock carving, including step-by-step carving demonstrations, 20 pages of wildlife and ornamental patterns, and an overview of tools, materials, and safety precautions. The specialized art of carving gunstocks is very popular with both hunters and crafters. Many hunters commission artists to carve an image replicating a successful hunt on their gun or rifle which is then displayed to commemorate their catch. This type of woodcarving can be very lucrative, and now carvers of all levels can learn this process from start to finish with this new book by Bill Janney.
The author offers an overview on the special tools required, a reference section on gunstocks and wood, a step-by-step demonstration in full-color photography, and over 25 patterns including: Deer - Elk - Duck - Hunting Dogs - Rams - Big Game: Elephants, Rhinoceros, Lions, and Gazelle - and more. The patterns are meant to be photocopied and placed on the gun, providing a traceable outline to following while carving. Also included are patterns for a basketweave background and fish-weave background.