The Wood Carver's Dozen
A Collection of 12 Beautiful Projects for Beginners
If you want to join the woodworking and carving renaissance, The Wood Carver's Dozen is the perfect starting point. An inspiring D.I.Y. book, written by a passionate advocate for the ancient and rewarding craft of hand wood carving, The Wood Carver's Dozen includes simple step-by-step tutorials to guide readers through twelve charming hand-crafted projects including housewares (egg holders, salad bowl, spoons) to desk accessories (picture holders, trays, reclaimed wood desk lamps), and even a comb. Easy-to-follow, traceable templates make it possible for absolute beginners to dive straight in and create something unique from scratch. In addition to detailing the few essential tools, Muire advises on how to pick the right wood for a project, and how to get the very best out of your materials. The Wood Carver's Dozen will have you creating wooden objects in no time, beautiful in their simplicity and unique design. The twelve projects are all enormously satisfying, eminently doable, and highly giftable.
Wisconsin State Journal
The 144-page book has seven item sections: quick things, into the woods, around the house, cork creations, ornamental carvings, kitchen carving, and the natural world. Purchasing the book as an early Christmas present to self in October could allow time to craft a flowerbed marker, letter opener, spoon, fork, spatula, ring holder, spinning top, bird feeder, and bird feeder and open a bottle of beer to take an edge off.