Fun and Quizzical

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Review by MsDebbieP posted 07-17-2012 10:14 AM 3024 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This book review is from the July 2012 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag

Fox Chapel Publishing is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)
Woodcarving Magic by Bjarne Jespersen

This book has me scratching my head.

Woodcarving Magic – while I think all woodworking projects are magical in themselves, this book focuses on creating those items that have free floating pieces inside of other pieces. There are the interlocking chains, of course, but what about a dodecahedron or a double star cage? Yes, indeed, I’m scratching my head!

As you might have noticed from past reviews, I like visuals – lots of visuals. Although this book has tons of inspirational photos, I, personally, find it lacking in the step-by-step photos. The instructions are there, however, including the tips on using pipe cleaners to create a mock-up of the carving project.

I think that carvers who want to have some fun with “magical” creations would enjoy this book and the challenge of creating these unique and head-scratching projects.


One random draw winner will receive a copy of the book.
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Deadline: August 10, 2012

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-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#1 posted 07-17-2012 12:20 PM

I like visuals also. Seem to understand things better with pics

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#2 posted 07-17-2012 02:23 PM

Looks like an interesting book and good to have available in your personal library. Wouldn’t mind having it in mine.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#3 posted 07-17-2012 02:50 PM

Whew, those were hard questions but I think I got them right. This looks like a facinating book!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#4 posted 07-17-2012 05:26 PM

I really enjoy whittling and carving. I think the projects in the book would be real challenging it would be a great addition to my bookshelf.

-- Robert New Mexico

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