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Woodcarving: A Practical Handbook for Woodworkers

Originally published in 1920s, this book gives practical help to the practical man. By practical is not meant merely the student of woodcarving, but rather the woodworker who wishes to combine art-carving with constructional work. A panel or other carved form is nothing in itself. It only becomes something real when it is a part of some larger woodwork structure that is, an ornamental feature of some piece of constructional woodwork or of a useful article of furniture.

Five chapters of the book are dealing specifically with the application of carving to furniture. In the subsequent chapters, however, the blending of art-handwork and construction is kept in view, and the treatment of natural forms, of grotesques and figure subjects, has all a direct bearing on the general aim.

231 illustrations have been specially drawn to elucidate the text. The comprehensive Index will be found useful for reference to details.

Contents Covered:

Carving Gothic Forms
Borders (Gothic)
Carving the Gothic Trefoil
How to Carve the Acanthus Leaf
Another Form of Leaf
A Carved Frame
The Decoration of Picture and Mirror Frames
Carving a Heraldic Shield
Application of Carving to Furniture (1) Elizabethan Oak Chest
Application of Carving to Furniture (2) Ornament for a Pediment
Application of Carving to Furniture (3) Design for a Cabinet Door
Application of Carving to Furniture (4) Gothic Tracery
Application of Carving to Furniture (5) The Carved Cabriole Leg
Conventional Lion and Gallic Cock (Applied to Spandrels)
Natural Forms (1) Carving a Bird and Foliage Panel
Natural Forms (2) Carving a Fish Panel
Natural Forms (3) Carving a Hare and Squirrel Panel
The Carving of Amorino Heads on Brackets
Carving Grotesque Heads and Masks
Carving Grotesques: The Griffin
Figure Carving: Panelled Figures
A Carved Military Panel
Carving Heads from Shaded Drawings
Carving on Early Victorian Furniture
Festoons or Swags
Carved Consoles for Door Canopy
Woodcarving Tools
Sharpening Tools
Woods for Carving

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No. of Pages: 223
Page Size: A4 (210mm 297mm)
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