By Terry Wolff
Woodcarver Terry R. Wolff has influenced numerous would be woodcarvers and sign carvers
with his workshops and lectures, now he is reaching an even greater number with his Sign
This fascinating new approach to learning the basic skills for carving
incised letters features a technique which requires only one carving tool, a carving knife
which may be purchased from
Wolff Knife Works or you can make one using the specs
provided in the book. Although a wide range of methods for carving letters is available,
Mr. Wolff presents this method as good for both beginner and professional. It eliminates
the need for a collection of expensive carving tools.
Once this method is mastered it is easy to incorporate other
techniques. For those of you who already use traditional methods, you will find the knife
carving method greatly increase your carving speed.
The techniques used in this book have been proven to help non-carvers
get into woodcarving and understanding carving with the grain in a very non-threatening
environment. That is why this book is recommended for beginning carvers who may not have
any desire in carving signs but yet want a simple and easy way to learn how
The Textbook for Carving Letters has been selected as the
textbook for everyone taking the Basic Woodcarving Classes at the University of New
Book Offers The Following Features:
- Large 8-1/2" by 11" format
- Wire spiral binding for durability, and minimal use of
work bench area since the book fold back on itself
- Easy reading, set in 15 pt type
- Detailed easy to follow step-by-step instructions,
including 250 illustrations accompanying the text
- Illustrations are on the same page as its text
- One chapter to facilitate learning the Basic Knife Cuts
- Three individual chapters dedicated to letters based
upon their composition
- Specs for making a carving knife
- A Photo Gallery
- And BEST OF ALL, following the book's format, you can
easily have a COMPLETED PROJECT carved in four evenings! (Wolff can carve a sellable
WELCOME sign in 20 minutes, so why not shoot for 19? Wolff recommends that students should
carve as many of these projects until you perfect you technique.)
What Other Professional Woodcarvers
"I've studied and carved with Terry for the past
four years. I'm always amazed to see him (freehand) layout and carve a sign. His excellent
carving skills are only surpassed by his wit."
Have To Say About This Book
Award winning woodcarver and owner of the American Woodcarving School
Terry Wolff's Sign Carving Course in 1987, having an interest in refining and quickening
my sign carving skills. Since then I have added his knife and several variations to my
tool roll using them quite often on signs and my own carousel horse replicas."
Professional Woodcarver and past owner of the American Woodcarving School
"Having attended the Terry Wolff Sign Carving
Workshop, after having done some carved signs on my own, really opened my eyes to the
benefits of the knife carving techniques he teaches. He is a master at his trade and an
excellent instructor of the art."
Woodcarving Instructor & Graphic Designer (former instructor at the
American Woodcarving School
Something About The Author
has been a professional
woodcarver since 1976, Wolff works from his Carson, New Mexico Studio (Solar-Ranch.com).
The Studio is located just west of the Rio Grande Gourge in the high desert
of northern New Mexico.
Here he creates quality woodcarvings, innovative
carved signs, and sculpture.
Wolff also taught
woodcarving at Western Washington University in Bellingham WA, at
Craftswood in Maryland, at American Woodcarving School in Wayne NJ, and
recently at the University of New Mexico in Taos.
Presently Wolff is teaching woodcarving out of his Carson Studio.
Wolff's background includes fine arts, drafting, graphic
design, web design, book
& web publishing. He has published The Textbook For Carving
Letters, UNIX a guide to the Internet, The Taos Art Guide, and two books for
James C. Bull.
He is also strongly involved in the Solar Electric Industry.
spare time he enjoys writing, photography, hiking, biking, snowshoeing,
and down hill skiing.
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