Carving Horse Portraits in Relief
Patterns and Complete Instructions for 5 Horses
by Kurt Koch

215 x 280mm

Published by Fox Chapel Publishing Co. Inc., East Petersburg PA USA


ISBN 1-56523-180-5

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Extract from back cover of book:

Horses have long been a favorite theme for carvers, and now you can learn to render these beauties in relief with master woodcarver Kurt Koch!

Follow the author's demonstration for carving a horse head in high relief featuring over 150 step-by-step photographs. As you work through the demonstration, you will learn how to lay out relief carving patterns, how to measure and mark off levels and how to use those levels to give your carvings the illusion of depth. You will also learn techniques that can be applied to other relief projects, such as cutting the initial outline, removing large areas of wood, and carving manes.

Five outstanding horse patterns in all!

About the Author - Kurt Koch is a master woodcarver from Germany and the inventor of the Koch Sharpening System. He is the author of many internationally acclaimed books on carving and has produced training videos for beginning and master carvers.

Photos: Colour


Getting Started
- Using Basswood
- Carving Tools & Their Edges
- Reference Material

- Outline
- First Level
- Second Level
- Next Levels
- Base Level
- Features
- Backcutting
- Carving Hair
- Final Details

Demonstration Time Lapse
Reference Photos
Gouge and Chisel Chart