Every power tool and technique necessary for capturing the animal kingdom in wood is presented in this thorough and engaging volume. Frank C. Russell provides concise instructions and never-before-demonstrated techniques and carving sequences for transforming a block of wood into a lifelike animal. With 192 full-color photographs, every step is illustrated. Following the philosophy that you can carve only what you know, photographs of living animals accompany each carving sequence. Twelve project plans are provided as well. Plans for a bear, bobcat, bison, elephant, fox, giraffe, horse, rabbit, squirrel, tiger, whitetail deer, and wolf provide the carver with ample opportunity to apply newly discovered techniques. Color reference photographs accompany the projects. This book will bring enjoyment and challenges to all carvers, novice and professional alike. It will also guide carvers easily and concisely to finished works of art that they may be proud of.
Frank C. Russell is a wood carver internationally known for his ability to carve animals, birds, and the human form in the round. Frank has received national and international awards and has written several popular books on the subject.