With a friendly, down-home style, this charming guide encourages readers to whittle away the hours. Great for beginners looking for an easy way to get started and more advanced carvers looking for a relaxing way to spend their time, this instructional manual provides 20 projects, including knives, forks, birds, animals, trees, and flowers. Chapters detail the proper whittling tools and materials, including what woods are best to carve, and how to start projects by selecting and safely sharpening the best knife for each project. There are also useful recipes and tips for surviving on the trail.
This 2005 first-edition paperback edition is in a good condition. The corners are a little bumped and turned, and a couple of the pages are a little bent, but otherwise the page block is clean and bright.