Chip Carving Books & Videos

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The Complete Guide to Chip Carving

A beginner's guide from the world's most renowned chip carver! Wayne of Chip Carving and Art of Chip Carving, presents what is unquestionably the finest guidance ever for the novice. He has been the driving force behind the craft's resurgence, and his technical knowledge, design skills, and ability to instruct remain unequalled. One by one, with the aid of color photographs, he covers tools and materials, the best woods, holding and sharpening chip carving knives, and laying out and transferring patterns. Borders, grids, rosettes, free-form design, positive image design, and lettering all receive separate, in-depth chapters, as does Barton's special, time-tested hints.

"Barton needs no introduction, he is among the best-known carvers in the world... His skill is astonishing.”..........Library Journal (review of Chip Carving)

  • $19.95 US | $23.95 Canadian
  • Sterling Publishing ISBN: 1-4027-4128-6
  • 144 pages


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Joy of Chip Carving

This magnum opus by leading chip carving icon Wayne Barton, Joy of Chip Carving details his philosophies and methodologies on line and design. Beyond that, he also covers the fundamentals of tools and materials, sharpening, how to hold knives, and more. With his expert instruction and inspiration based on a lifetime of study, understanding, practice, and achievement, follow step-by-step instructions for laying out, carving, and finishing a candleholder.

Also including his highly sought-after Barton Capitals and Foliated Alphabet templates that have never been published before in their entirety, this is a must-have opus of one of America's artistic chip carving icons. With this book, you'll learn from the best, become inspired from the gallery of Barton's finished work, and continue on your own path in the world of wood chip carving with a wealth of valuable knowledge and expertise.

"The chip carver will find everything he or she needs to experience the joy of chip carving." —Damon Tolhurst, certified chip carving instructor

"Wayne Barton's Joy of Chip Carving exemplifies his masterful carving skill in both definition and illustration." —Michael Keller, sixty-year woodcarving veteran

  • $24.99 US
  • Fox Chapel Publishing; First edition (December 16, 2019)
  • 152 pages


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DVD:  Chip Carving with Wayne Barton

Chip carving is a wonderfully direct and simple way to decorate furniture, cabinets, boxes, plaques, and utensils. Wayne Barton, a master of the Swiss style of chip carving, shows you step by step how you can beautify a number of objects using very few tools. You'll learn about:

  • tools and the basic border cuts
  • decorative designs like gothic rosettes and lace borders
  • roman lettering
  • creating script monograms

Running time 60 minutes. ISBN 978-1-56158-8, # 061035


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