By Debbie Barr
Carving Miniature Animals With Debbie Barr (Schiffer booklet for Woodcarvers)
Debbie Barr carves at the wild aspect, guiding readers via the entire steps essential to create miniature animals from basswood, butternut, or walnut scraps left over from better works.
Debbie courses her readers throughout the carving technique with transparent directions, sound recommendation, and over 2 hundred colour illustrations.
Once the animal carving is completed, directions are given for portray the determine as well.
A photographic gallery rounds out the presentation, showing extra forest animals absolute to motivate each carver.
This e-book will end up demanding for rookies and a pleasure to the extra complicated carvers.
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A 3° dihedral at the wing tips equals about 2-in. inclination for each tip. Although the length of the struts is given, it is advisable to cut and fit the parts with the model partly set up. The metal pieces that hold the wings to the center section are cut from -in. sheet metal, ¼ in. wide and 1½ in. long. Bolts are attached to the center section and are both cemented and tied, the threaded ends projecting upward ½ in. Two bolts in each wing project on the underside ½ in. below the wood parts.
Make the head of very thin strips of sheet balsa with cleats across the back as shown in the squared detail, Fig. 3. Streamers on the chin serve as a balance. A two-string bridle is attached to the top and bottom of the head. First, try out ten or twelve disks, then add others in decreasing diameters until the kite is the desired length. A shark chasing a school of fish high above the housetops as in Fig. 8, will create a sensation. A box kite will keep several 10-ft. fish in the air in a fair wind.
Then you fasten the patterns on the plywood, using rubber cement, and scroll-saw the frames to shape, Fig. 7. Cut the nose block from a piece of birch or white pine 2 by 3 by 6 in. in size. Carve the block to approximate shape and rabbet it in. as indicated. Also, rabbet frames 2 and 4 as shown in the end view of these pieces. The framework, Fig. 10, is assembled on a building board or form, the upper side of which is cut to the contour indicated in Fig. 4. Aside from temporary nailing required to fasten the frame pieces to the form, all parts of the model are fastened in place with flat-head brass screws and waterproof casein or marine glue.
Carving Miniature Animals by Debbie Barr