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Text Book For
Carving Letters
By Terry Wolff

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   Professional 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 Carvers Kit.
     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 to carve.
     The Textbook for Carving Letters has been selected as the textbook for everyone taking the Basic Woodcarving Classes at the University of New Mexico~Taos.


This 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 of Sign
  • 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
                            Have To Say About This Book

"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."
Jerry Cetrulo
Award winning woodcarver and owner of the American Woodcarving School
New Jersey

"I attended 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."
Eric Bunn
Professional Woodcarver and past owner of the American Woodcarving School
New Jersey

"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."
George Hanover
Woodcarving Instructor & Graphic Designer (former instructor at the American Woodcarving School


      Something About The Author

     Terry Wolff 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.
     In his spare time he enjoys writing, photography, hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and down hill skiing.

How To Get A Copy Of The Text Book For Carving Letters...
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