Suited to the Wants of Carpenters, Joiners, Amateurs and Professional Wood Carvers; Being a Practical Manual and Guide to All Kinds of Wood Carving ... Together with an Essay on the Principles of Design for Carved Work of All Kinds
This book contains a detailed treatise on wood carving, including practical tips for amateurs, and a short history of the art. Containing invaluable information on tools and techniques, as well as a myriad other handy tips and detailed diagrams, this text is perfect for those with little or no experience and makes for a great addition to collections of woodworking literature. The chapters of this book include: 'On the Choice of Woods'; 'On Fixing the Work'; 'On First Steps and Carving in Relief'; 'On Fretwork and Perforated Carving'; 'On Bold Work'; 'On Sharpening the Tools'; 'Staining, Oiling, Varnishing, and Polishing'; 'On the Antiquity and History of Wood-Carving'; and more. We are proud to republish this antique book here complete with a new introduction on decorative woodwork.
This special re-print edition of "A Manual of Wood Carving" by William Bemrose, Jr. is a historical guide to wood carving. Written in 1862, this classic text provides insight into 19th century wood carving techniques. An enlightening and informative read for those interested in the age old art of wood carving. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.
Originally published in early 1900s. The illustrated contents include: Materials – Tools and Equipment – Care and Use of Tools – First Steps in Wood Carving – Chip Carving – Incised Work – Relief Carving – Pierced and Laminated Work – Wood Sculpture and Knife Work – Preparation of Designs etc. Many of the earliest hobby and craft books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Superb guide to every aspect of the craft combines practical instruction with more than 1,000 photos and diagrams. Projects range from simple — boxes, chests, chairs — to complex — tables, cabinets, beds.
First published in 1913, this book contains a classic guide to wood carving, dealing with everything from designing to producing the finished product. With simple, clear diagrams and a wealth of expert tips, this volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in decorative woodwork and related subjects. Paul Nooncree Hasluck (1854 - 1916) was an Australian engineer and editor. He was a master of technical writing and father of the 'do-it-yourself' book, producing many books on subjects including engineering, handicrafts, woodwork, and more. Other notable works by this author include: "Treatise on the Tools Employed in the Art of Turning" (1881), "The Wrath-Jobber's Handy Book" (1887), and "Screw-Threads and Methods of Producing Them" (1887). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.
This text contains a guide to wood-carving, and constitutes a practical handbook specially designed for the novice woodworker. This text will greatly appeal to anyone with an interest in woodcarving, from the absolute beginner to the woodworker looking to expand his repertoire. Complete with interesting information, handy tips and detailed illustrations, this book is not to be missed by the anyone with an interest in the subject and makes for a great addition to collections of woodworking literature. The chapters of this book include: Tools; Wood; Bench, and Methods of Holding Work; Sharpening Tools; Panel Carving; Various Examples for Carving... and much more. We are proud to republish this text here complete with a new introduction on decorative woodwork.
Skill in wood-carving, as in every other art, is to be attained only by thoroughness. Let the pupil therefore bear in mind that he or she must be careful to master the first lessons, and to go no further until these can be executed with ease and accuracy. This will be greatly aided if the book is read with care, and not used for mere reference. Teachers will please observe that the work is in a regular series of progressive lessons, the first being extremely easy; and that these lessons lead so gradually one to another that the last are no harder than the first to one who has gone on carefully from the beginning. This will be found to aid teaching and self-instruction greatly. Every item of information will be found under its proper head, and not scattered here and there through different chapters: for every lesson is complete in itself, and from the first the pupil is taught how to produce some satisfactory work of its kind. Thus, indenting or stamping, which can be learned at once, and grooving with a gouge, which is not more difficult, are capable of producing very beautiful decoration even if the worker goes no further. No writer has, indeed, ever seriously considered what valuable and varied results may be produced by these simple processes. Finally, the author has endeavoured in these pages to treat wood-carving not merely as a fine art, whose chief aim is to produce specimens of fancy work for exhibitions, and facsimiles of flowers, never to be touched, but also to qualify the learner for a calling, and what nine-tenths of all practical wood-carving really consists of, that is, house and other large decoration, and of work which is to be perhaps painted, and exposed to the air. There is no reason why the artist should not be prepared to undertake figure-heads for ships, garden gates, cornices for roofs and rooms, dados, door panels, and similar work, as well as mere drawing-room toys, which should have no finish save the delicate touch of the cutting tool. The author would observe as regards this work that he has been under very great obligation to Mr. John J. Holtzapffel, Assoc. M. Inst. C.E., whose name is so well known to all workers in wood and metal, for revisions, suggestions, and addition of the chapter on the use of the saw in carving. He is also indebted to Mr. Caddy, teacher of wood-carving in Brighton for valuable suggestions. Tools and Implements. The first and most important is a strong, and, if possible, a heavy table or bench. If the pupil cannot afford this, an ordinary small kitchen table must be found. It should be used for carving alone, as it will be necessary to bore holes and drive screws into it. But if a table cannot be spared for this, the pupil must make shift by putting a board at least an inch in thickness on a common table and fastening it with clamps. At a more advanced stage he will carve standing up at a higher bench, or with his work on a stand. Pupils in wood-carving “shops” often carve standing from the beginning.
New York Public Library. Art and Architecture Division
In Six Sections : General Principles of Bricklaying, Arch Drawing, Cutting, and Setting, Different Kinds of Pointing, Paving, Tiling, Materials, Slating, and Plastering, Practical Geometry, Mensuration, Etc