Complete Starter Guide to Whittling

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“Complete Starter Guide to Whittling: 24 Easy Projects You Can Make in a Weekend” is a book authored by Chris Lubkemann. It provides readers with step-by-step instructions, tips, and ready-to-carve patterns.

In this book, budding woodcarvers will start with the easiest projects, such as a simple flying propeller. Then they will advance to more complex designs such as chain links or ball-in-a cage carvings.

The book is currently a “#1 Best Seller” on Amazon, where it has a score of 4.6/5 stars (6,627 ratings).

Complete Starter Guide to Whittling
Complete Starter Guide to Whittling (#1 Best Seller on Amazon)

Complete Starter Guide to Whittling: Key Features

The book offers comprehensive knowledge on basic whittling. Here are some of its key features:

  • Minimal Requirements: Readers are required to obtain a sharp knife and a twig to start whittling.
  • Professional Guidance: For this book, Woodcarving Illustrated magazine assembled a team of 12 leading woodcarvers to provide their knowledge on whittling. 
  • Whittling Techniques: Readers will learn whittling techniques for twigs and branches, as well as the four basic cuts that whittlers commonly use.
  • Whittling Projects: The book offers 24 easy whittling projects that budding woodcarvers can craft over the weekend. The projects include toys, gifts, and displays.
  • Step-by-Step Instructions: Complete Starter Guide to Whittling provides step-by-step instructions with how-to photographs and ready-to-carve patterns, and helpful tips.
  • Choosing a Knife: Readers will learn to choose the proper whittling knife.
  • Knife Sharpening: Additionally, the book also teaches woodcarvers how to sharpen their knives. This is important in establishing a safer and more enjoyable whittling experience.

About the Author

The book’s author Chris Lubkemann is the author of best-selling whittling books from Fox Chapel Publishing. He is also well-known for holding the Guinness World Record for world’s smallest branch carvings. Currently, Lubkemann is a resident woodcarver at the Amish Farm and house in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Other titles under the author’s portfolio include The Little Book of Whittling, Big Book of Whittle Fun, Whittling Twigs & Branches, and Tree Craft.

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