How to Whittle by Josh Nava
25 Beautiful Projects to Carve by Hand

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How to Whittle presents 25 beautiful whittling projects to make, ranging from polished butter knives and love spoons to custom-made coat hooks and serving boards. Paired with advice on selecting the best wood for your projects and details on finishes, these simple projects are ideal for beginners.

Full-color photography and step-by-step instructions guide whittling newbies through the process, from selecting and maintaining carving knives to mastering luxurious finishing techniques, ensuring success as they learn this craft. Serious woodworkers will love the creative dimensions that whittling introduces to their projects. Includes advice on selecting the best wood for your projects, selecting and maintaining carving knives to finishing techniques such as sanding, oiling, and curing surfaces.

Projects can be made using just a couple of knives and a piece of wood!


About Josh Nava

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Josh Nava is a hand carver and the co-founder of Suburban Pallet, a woodworking outfit in Nashville, Tennessee, which specializes in hand-crafted goods made from repurposed timber. In 2014 he completed the 365 Spoons project where he documented the carving of a spoon a day for a year and was the subject of a short film by Joe Gomez. Josh's work has been featured on websites includingnbsp; Life and Thyme and Fine Woodworking.
Published March 13, 2018 by Taunton Press. 144 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home.