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Carving Teddy Bears with Kelley Stadel-
Kelley Stadelman. The spirit of the teddy
bear iscaptured inthisstep-by-stepguidetocarving.
ofwood intoa lovablebear.The“TeddyBearBoy”
project iscarvedcompletely,plustherearepatterns
creations. A great book for carvers of all ages.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 250 color photos,
patterns, gallery • 64 pp.
ISBN: 0-88740-890-7 • soft cover • $12.95
Carving Comical Bears.
der. A whimsical cowboy character bear comes
to life from a rough block of wood! Methods
not found in any other carving book will be
appreciated by all carvers. Over 300 detailed
color photos, showing blocking, carving, de-
tailing, finishing, and sharpening techniques,
plus a gallery of photos and detailed patterns
showing all eight members of the bear family
including holiday favorites.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 250 color photos,
patterns • 64 pp.
ISBN: 0-88740-896-6 • soft cover • $12.95
Carving Card-Carrying Critters with Power.
Cheryl Castles. A step-by-step guide to making
Card-Carrying Critters, fanciful creations that
put your business card in the best possible light.
These cute and unique items will enchant and
delight young and old carvers and be a best
seller at the next show or craft fair. Patterns
and a gallery of pictures help you get started
with any of seven species.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 298 color photos • 72 pp.
ISBN: 0-7643-0274-4 • soft cover • $14.95
Carving: Christmas & HOLIDAYS
Carving the Nativity with Helen Gibson.
Helen Gibson. An old tradition for today’s carvers.
Helen takes the reader step-by-step through the
delicate carving process of one of the creche
figures, with clear color photography illustrating
each technique. Patterns and complete views for
the Mary, Joseph, three Wisemen, three Shep-
herds, and the baby in the manger are included.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 250+ color photos • 64 pp.
ISBN: 0-88740-438-3 • soft cover • $12.95
Helen Gibson Carves the Animals of the
Helen Gibson. Helen completes the
nativity scene with the camels, sheep, cattle,
and donkeys. Helen has a highly detailed style
of carving that is perfect for this subject. The
reader is led step-by-step through the process
of carving one of the animals. Clear color pho-
tographs illustrate every cut. A gallery of the
other animals and patterns help the carver
complete the set.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 250 color photos
Patterns • 64 pp.
ISBN: 0-88740-544-4 • soft cover • $12.95
A Folk Carved Nativity.
Donna Hefty. Photog-
raphybyMarcHefty.Carvingthat isapproachable
and simple for all ages. Not only are there eleven
highly defined patterns, but Donna will take
you step-by-step through the process of both
carving and painting. Each step is illustrated
with a color photograph and an easy-to-follow
description of the technique.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 250+ color photos,
11 patterns • 64 pp.
ISBN: 0-88740-881-8 • soft cover • $12.95
Flat Plane Carving the Nativity.
Lynn Diel.
Using over 250 color images, 4 patterns, and
clear step-by-step instructions, the reader is
taken through all the steps necessary to carve
and finish each figure in the nativity in basswood:
Mary, Joseph, Jesus and His creche, an angel,
shepherd, the three kings, a camel, donkey, ox,
and sheep. All of the materials and tools needed
for these projects are listed.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 252 color &
4 b/w images • 64 pp.
ISBN: 0-7643-2439-X • soft cover • $12.95
Carving Santa andMrs. Claus.
Text written with and photography by Jeffrey B.
Snyder. With 270 color photos, concise instruction,
and detailed patterns, Ken Blomquist takes the
carver through every step required to successfully
complete wooden figures of Santa and Mrs.
Claus. Guidelines for creating a unique surface
texture, painted details, and Santa’s bag of gifts
are all supplied.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 270 color photos
3 patterns • 64 pp.
ISBN: 0-7643-1765-2 • soft cover • $14.95
Carving Scandinavian Santas.
Ken Blom-
quist. All the steps necessary to successfully
carve and finish a Scandinavian Santa, using
step-by-step instructions, 258 beautiful full
color photos, and detailed patterns. Following
these clear instructions, you can also create a
scenic, snow-covered setting, complete with a
fir tree for your figure. A colorful gallery provides
examples of different finishes and bases for the
Scandinavian Santa. This project is an exciting
challenge for novice and advanced carvers alike.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 258 color photos • 64 pp.
ISBN: 0-7643-2133-1 • soft cover • $14.95
21 Carvings for the Day after Christmas.
Al and Trinka Chapman. What do you do with
the family Christmas tree after the last needle has
fallen? Carve next year’s Christmas ornaments
from the trunk and limbs to create some very
special memories for you and your family! Using
parts of the trunk, you can carve elves, Santas,
angels and more. The Chapmans will give you
lots of ideas and show you how!
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 100s of color photos • 88 pp.
ISBN: 0-88740-730-7 • soft cover • $12.95
Angel Carving and Other Favorites
. Ron
Ransom. A classic guide to carving and painting
appealing wooden angel figures with ease. With
many color and black-and-white illustrations of
the creative steps, the book presents numerous
different angel designs as weathervanes, Christ-
mas ornaments, and free-standing figures of
appealing and frequently whimsical personalities.
The instructions encourage all to try.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 143 b/w photos,
49 color photos • 80 pp.
ISBN: 0-88740-147-3 • soft cover • $12.95
Carving Santas with Special Interests.
Ron Ransom.
Photography by George A.
Seven new step-by-step Santa projects
from Ron Ransom. These Santas have special
interests including golf, fishing, and skiing,
among others. As always, Ron Ransom makes
the carving easy, interesting, and fun.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • Full color photos • 64 pp.
ISBN: 0-88740-328-X • soft cover • $12.95
Mini-Cheers©: Carving Miniature Santas.
Ron Ransom. Santa “Mini-Cheers”©answer the
wood carver’s perennial question, “What can I
do with all of these basswood scraps?” Here are
six patterns and instructions for carving three
miniature Santas and a larger Santa holding a
snowman, all carved in an “Old World” style,
with simplicity and character. Straight-forward,
step-by-step directions, color illustrations, and
a bit of humor. A gallery is included.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 260+ color photos
6 patterns • 64 pp.
ISBN: 0-88740-824-9 • soft cover • $12.95
Ron Ransom Carves Athletic Santa Mini-
Santa does during the rest of the year, you can
show them these three sporting Santas. Addition-
al patterns for two of Ron’s favorite figures, the
quilt and tree-holding Santas, are also included.
Along with simple, detailed instructions and color
photographs, a gallery is included showing each
Santa’s distinctive character.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 240+ color photos
6 patterns • 64 pp.
ISBN: 0-88740-825-7 • soft cover • $12.95
Santa Carving.
Ron Ransom. The premier
work of author-carver Ron Ransom. He offers
instructions for three specific versions of Santa
Claus and many other variations, as well as
painting instructions. Ron’s illustrations serve
as an impetus for the carver to approach his
own work with freedom. His “Old World Santas’’
are great symbols of happiness and goodness.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 20 color photos, 57 b/w
photos 5 drawings • 46 pp.
ISBN: 0-88740-107-4 • soft cover • $8.95
Ron Ransom’s Favorite Santas for Carvers.
Ron Ransom. Using over 220 color photos and
concise instructions, Ron Ransom takes the
reader through all the steps necessary to carve
nine of his favorite “Old World” Santas from
wood. Patterns are provided for Santas holding
a variety of objects: messages, fishing poles,
and even political emblems! General tips for
painting the completed Santas are also provided.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 225 color &
6 b/w photos • 64 pp.
ISBN: 0-7643-2362-8 • soft cover • $14.95
A Ron Ransom Christmas.
Ron Ransom.
With this book anyone can learn to carve the
traditional holiday figure using simple hand tools.
Step-by-step carving and painting techniques
described in full, with tips on “antiquing,” and
hints on how to make small improvisations on
the projects to make them all unique. Included
are a torch-bearing “Olympic” Santa, a Santa on
skis, and a Santa with snowman. A color gallery
shows the finished results in detail.
Size: 8 1/2” X 11” • 250 photos • 64 pp.
ISBN: 0-7643-0361-9 • soft cover • $14.95
Ron Ransom Carves More Angels.
Ransom. Ron Ransom revisits the Angels with
new carvings depicting the heavenly host at work
and play. Patterns for a guardian angel, two horn
blowing angels, and an angel to the golfers are
provided. Ron takes the carver through each
step of the carving, painting, and antiquing
processes with simple, direct instructions and
clear color photographs.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 250+ color photos
4 patterns • 64 pp.
ISBN: 0-88740-892-3 • soft cover • $12.95
Celebration Carvings.
Ron Ransom.
written with and photography by Jeffrey
B. Snyder.
Carving guide to wonderful and
whimsical holiday characters to entertain all
year long. Full color photographs, easy-to-un-
derstand instructions, and detailed patterns
make this book simple enough for beginners,
yet challenging for experienced carvers looking
for new ideas. The projects include a “flying”
witch and a headless figure with pumpkin for
Halloween, a leprechaun, and Father Time for
New Year’s Eve.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 250 photos • 64 pp.
ISBN: 0-7643-0362-7 • soft cover • $14.95
Old St. Nick Carving: Classic Santas from
David Sabol.
Text written with and
photography by Jeffrey B. Snyder.
vid Sabol takes the reader through each step
from wood blank to finished carving with clear,
step-by-step instructions and color illustrations.
Patterns are provided for six classic Santas in a
variety of poses and for the venerable Mrs. Claus
as well. Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 250 color photos,
7 patterns • 64 pp.
ISBN: 0-7643-0039-3 • soft cover • $12.95
Carving Angels.
Kelley Stadelman.
Text writ-
ten with and photography by Douglas
The whimsy of angels is
captured in the designs of this book. Kelley leads
the carver step-by-step through the angel carving
project, beginning with the blank and finishing
with a beautifully painted heavenly being. With
concise descriptions and clear color photographs,
Kelley’s experience as a teacher will lead carvers
of every ability to a wonderful result.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 250 color photos • 64 pp.
ISBN: 0-88740-860-5 • soft cover • $12.95
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