The Wood Carving & Fret Cutting book collection is a group of 18 historic books that detail the the tools and techniques of early wood carvers - before the advent of the wide array of power assisted tools available to the modern wood carver. In these volumes, you will learn the techniques of carving detailed designs in wood and the knowledge of the best tools to use for the various effects you desire to create. To assist you, many of these historic books are richly illustrated to show you the how with both images and words.
The books in this collection are:
- A manual of wood carving (1909) - Leland, Charles Godfrey - 197 pages
- Fret-sawing and wood-carving (1875) - Sawyer, George A - 97 pages
- A manual of fret-cutting and wood-carving (1875) - Seaton, Thomas - 166 pages
- Easy lessons in the art of practical wood carving, suited to the wants of carpenters, joiners, amateurs and professional wood carvers [microform] : being a practical manual and guide to all kinds of wood carving, including chip carving, flat carving, incised work and figure carving, together with an essay on the principles of design for carved work of all kinds (1905) - Hodgson, Frederick T. (Frederick Thomas) - 324 pages
- A village class for drawing and wood carving : hints to teachers (1891) - Martineau, Gertrude - 119 pages
- The art of wood carving : practical hints to amateurs and a short history of the art (1867) - Rogers, George Alfred - 95 pages
- A monograph on wood carving in the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh (1903) - Maffey, John Loader - 69 pages
- Wood carving : being a carefully graduated educational course for schools and adult classes (1896) - Phillips, Joseph - 103 pages
- Wood sculpture (1911) - Maskell, Alfred - 592 pages
- Home decoration: art needle-work and embroidery; painting on silk, satin, and velvet; panel-painting; and wood-carving (1881) - Ruutz-Rees, Janet E. - 140 pages
- Wood Carvers' Tools, Etc. (1900) - Hammacher, Schlemmer & Co. - 16 pages
- Fret cutting and perforated carving, with practical instructions (1870) - Bemrose, William - 93 pages
- Wood carvings in English churches (1910) - Bond, Francis - 167 pages
- The wood-carver of Salem; Samuel McIntire, his life and work (1916) - Cousins, Frank - 330 pages
- The wood-carver's art in ancient Mexico (1925) - Saville, Marshall H. - 248 pages
- Our homes and their adornments, or, How to build, finish, furnish and adorn a home, containing practical instructions for the building of homes, interior decoration, wood carving, scroll sawing, house painting, window hangings, screens, curtains, window gardening, incidental decorations, decorative-art needle-work, and economic landscape gardening; to which is added a household compendium of new, practical and valuable recipes, the whole being designed to make happy homes for happy people (1883) - Varney, Almon C. - 566 pages
- Wood carving: design and workmanship (1903) - Jack, George - 342 pages
- A manual of sorrento and inlaid work for amateurs, with original designs (1876) - Hope, Arthur - 99 pages
Here are some page images from a few of the books so you can see some of the typical contents of the volumes.
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