Lettercarving in Wood


Lettercarving In Wood is the first comprehensive guide to the craft to be published in a single volume. It is essential reading for all carvers interested in expanding their lettercarving skills. Beginning with essential background information - tools, suitable woods, making working drawings - the author then moves on to detailed exercises showing how to carve a complete incised alphabet in the modern roman letter style. A similar approach is used to demonstrate how to carve modern roman in raised letters.

More advanced aspects of the subject are included, such as spacing, colour, family resemblance and optical adjustment. To help you develop your technique in a practical way, six other letter styles are fully explained and illustrated, and there are nine step-by-step projects, including simple signs and decorative lettering on a bowl and a breadboard.

Groundwork: Background - Setting up - The process of lettercarving
Incised Lettering: About incised lettering - Incised lettering exercises Characteristics of individual letters in modern roman
Raised Lettering: About raised lettering - Raised lettering exercises
Letterform: Layout - Letterstyles
Projects: Incised lettering projects - Raised lettering projects

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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 08 March, 2008.

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