Learn to create beautiful lovespoons, hand-carved symbols of affection popular for centuries. This is the most thorough and detailed book available on the subject of lovespoon carving. Contains sections on the history of lovespoon carving, selecting woods, using and maintaining tools, applying long-lasting finishes as well as 3 step-by-step projects and 15 original patterns. Learn techniques to carve romantic gifts from a professional lovespoon artist. Included is a chapter on the history and symbolism of this captivating craft.