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The Textbook For Carving Letters
As a Professional Woodcarver and Carving Instructor, I have influenced numerous would be wood carvers and sign carvers with my workshops, classes, and lectures, now I am able to reach an even greater number with my book and the use of the Internet.
This fascinating approach to learning the basic skills for carving incised letters features a technique which requires only one carving tool, a carving knife which you can purchase here or you can make one using the specs provided in my book. Although a wide range of methods for carving letters has been available over the eons, I am presenting this method of using just one tool, the Wolff Magic Knife as a good method for both beginner and professional. It eliminates the need for a collection of expensive carving tools which you can surely add as your needs require. I personally have a great number of hand tools for carving.
Once this method is mastered it is easy to incorporate other techniques. For those of you who already use traditional methods, you will find this knife carving method greatly increase your carving speed.
This technique used in my book has been proven to help new carvers get into woodcarving and understanding carving, working with the grain in a very gradual non-threatening environment. That is why this book has been recommended for beginning carvers by the University of New Mexico. And for those of you who may not have any desire in carving letters, that is alright because the letter carving is just a vehicle to get you carving, as it is a simple and easy way for you 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.
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Following the book's format, you can have a COMPLETED PROJECT carved in four evenings! (I have been timed to carve a sellable WELCOME sign in 20 minutes)
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."
Award winning woodcarver and owner of the American Woodcarving School, Wayne, 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."
Professional Woodcarver and former owner of the American Woodcarving School, Wayne, 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."
Woodcarving Instructor & Graphic Designer (former instructor at the American Woodcarving School) Connecticut
Providing the world with Exquisite Woodcarvings, doors, gates, furniture, signs and Restoration work since 1976