Carving Creative Walking Sticks and Canes Book by Paul Purnell

Item #: 90083
9781497100114Fox Chapel Publishing
Our Price $22.95
Our Price $22.95

Take Your Carving Skills for a Walk!


Practice and further your skills with this comprehensive, step-by-step instructional guide to carving your own walking sticks and canes! This book features 13 one-of-a-kind projects that range in difficulty for both intermediate and advanced wood carvers. Author and experienced carver Paul Purnell provides insightful information on tools and materials—both power and hand tools—as well as tips on selecting, storing, seasoning, and straightening wood. With a detailed section on methods for joining a head to a shank, you'll then try your hand at the unique array of walking stick projects—from barley twist and lyre-shaped thumb sticks to derby sticks with the head of a black swan, golden eagle, and many more. Also included are painting and finishing instructions for every project, plus a complete pattern gallery.

Paul Purnell is a self-taught wood carver for 15 years who specializes in birds, animals, and other wildlife. His carving style includes a mixture of tools, and he has carved projects for The Guild of Master Craftsman's Woodcarving and Woodworking Crafts magazines.

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