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Carving Cypress Knees Creating Whimsical Characters from One of Nature's Most Unique Woods

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ISBN-10: 1565232712

ISBN-13: 9781565232716

Edition: 2005

Authors: Jack A. Williams, Carole Jean Boyd

List price: $17.95
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Cypress knees--stumps found in swamps of the southeastern United States that protrude from the water and vary in shape, size, and color--are the subject matter of this carving guide. Known for their excellent carving properties, cypress knees and their history are discussed as well as carving preparations and alternative options for those without access to this Gulf Coastal wood. Other chapters cover methods of pattern preparation and how to individualize carvings according to the unique, natural shape of each piece of wood. Readers will also benefit from a section on troubleshooting and step-by-step demonstrations on how to carve a wood spirit, Santa's face, and an elf.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Jack A. Williams is a commercial photographer working from his studio in Knoxville, Tennessee. Photography was once a hobby for Jack until he discovered he could make a living doing what he enjoyed. He then needed a new hobby, so in 1973 he started woodcarving. His artistic talents have been demonstrated with a third Best of Show in the first National Caricature Carving Competition held at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri; a Best of Show at the Ward Wildfowl Carving Competition in Ocean City, Maryland; Peoples and Carvers Choice and Best of Wood Sculpture at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; and Best of Division at the International Woodcarvers Congress in Davenport, Iowa. Jack…    

Carole Jean Boyd is an award-winning carver who carves cypress knees, spirit faces, and human hair. She lives in Millbrook, Alabama. Jack A. Williams is the coauthor of Carving Found Wood, Extreme Pumpkin Carving, and Illustrated Guide to Carving Tree Bark. He is the president of the Tennessee Carvers Guild. He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.