Attention, woodcarvers! Now you can learn to carve golfers and capture the joy of sinking a difficult putt, the disbelief at missing an easy putt, and the frustration at ending up in the sand trap. These are the perfect project to make for your favorite golf fan, to sell at a craft fair, or to sell online. Here are helpful hints on how to get started as well as details on materials, equipment, and finishing. After that, you'll get step-by-step instructions for carving the "Rise and Shine" caricature golfer, including every stage of the process. There are twelve projects in all, including Judging the Distance, Perfect Form, Concentration, No Sweat, Nearly There, Please Oh Please, and Yes. Bill Howrilla carves golfers who appear as if they could walk straight off their wooden bases and resume their games on the top of your desk. He has an uncanny ability to capture the excitement of sinking a putt, the shock at missing an easy putt, the aggression of landing in the ruff or a sand trap. Here he shows woodcarvers how to depict the lighter side of golf. Each exercise starts with a full discussion of how to conceptualize and make a basic pencil drawing and then moves on to making a clay model of that original design, ending with suggestions on specialized carving methods. Expert recommendations are included on which tools to use and how to use them, making you the ultimate expert yourself. So use your woodworking skills to honor and celebrate the game of golf, otherwise known as "a good walk spoiled."
Take Your Best Swing At This Humorous Cast of Golfing Characters!
Hacking. Slicing. Pitching out of a sand trap. Missing
a putt. Or sinking that once-in-a-lifetime shot. The joys and frustrations of the world's greatest game are captured in this fun and easy-to-follow guide to carving golfers. Inside, you'll find valuable tips on how to get started-including information on tools, materials and finishing. This is followed by step-by-step instruction on actually carving a caricature golfer named "Rise and Shine," leading you through each part of the process, including bandsawing, carving, painting and antiquing.
In addition you'll find a gallery of 11 more patterns for other golfing caricatures, such as:
Judging the Distance Yes!
Perfect Form Almost
Concentration Lining It Up
No Sweat No Way
Nearly There On Par
Please Oh Please
Author Bill Howrilla carves golfers that look as if they could walk right off their wooden bases and continue their games on the top of your desk. He has a knack for catching golfers at the height of their expressions: the thrill of sinking a difficult putt, the disbelief at missing an easy putt, the frustration of ending up in the ruff or in the sand pit. From the best game of your life to the worst game you've ever played, any golfer will see a little bit of himself in these comical carvings.
*12 projects *All fully detailed and illustrated *Each project makes a great gift *Ideal projects to make to sell at craft fairs online