A Simple Guide to Whittling
Whittle a beautiful spoon, comb, pair of dice, and more with this fresh introduction to a folksy craft. Carve modernizes a mindful hobby that people have turned to for generations to help them slow down, relax, and connect with the outdoors. Choose from a dozen projects with bespoke details, all are designed to be useful at home or while camping. And because these objects are small, they require only a few hours and a tool or two to complete. You'll also learn how to choose the right knife and wood, helpful information on techniques and safety, and tips for refining, personalizing and maintaining your piece. Whether you're headed to the woods or just to the porch, this pocket-sized guide will have you carving your own unique designs in no time.
About this Author
Named one of Country Living's 100 Most Creative People, product designer and maker MELANIE ABRANTES runs her own wooden spoon carving workshops in Oakland, California, and sells her designs in small shops and retail stores nationwide, including Urban Outfitters, Need Supply Co., and West Elm. She's been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Anthology, Domino magazine, Dwell, Sunset, and Bon Appétit.
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