Carving Out the Wild West -
The Saloon

with Tom Wolfe

215 x 280mm

Published by Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA


ISBN 0-88740-368-9

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Extract from back cover of book:

Once again Tom Wolfe brings his artistry, skill, and wit to a growing and enthusiastic audience of carvers. Now we find him Carving Out the Wild West, shaping the mythic figures of bygone days. Taken separately, the cowboy, the gambler, the bartender, the sheriff, and, of course, the soiled dove offer interesting challenges to the carver. Together they make an enchanting scene, interacting with each other, and almost magically taking on a life of their own.

With easy to follow, step-by-step instructions illustrated in full color photographs, this is a great book for beginning and intermediate carvers. At the same time, the project has enough detail and complexity to challenge the more advanced carver. The ideas, patterns, and secrets of the trade that Tom shares will be of great value to every serious artist.

Beginning with the blank and working through to the painted piece, Tom helps carvers to develop their own creativity and skill. He also believes that carving should be a fun, relaxing pasttime. The end result will be a wonderful carving, a wonderful addition to your collection or a perfect gift.

About the Author: Tom Wolfe is a native of West Virginia who lives and works at his Mountain Meadow Studio in West Jefferson, North Carolina. He began carving at the age of twelve and has become one of America's most recognized and respected carvers. The author of seventeen books for carvers, he has helped thousands of people develop their skills.

Drawings: Line



The Patterns

Carving the Cowboy

Painting the Cowboy

Gallery of the Saloon