Gunstock Carving
The Most Complete Guide to Carving and Engraving Gunstocks

by Bill Janney

215 x 280mm

Published by Fox Chapel Publishing Co Inc


ISBN 1-56523-166-X

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Extract from back cover of book:

Woodcarvers, hunters, collectors, and gun enthusiasts - learn to create one-of-a kind, carved gunstocks.

The art of gunstock carving originated in Europe where the sport of hunting was taken very seriously. Elite sportsmen used beautiful guns with lavish engravings to show respect for the animals they hunted. Today, gunstock carving is still taken seriously as a lucrative profession and example of custom craftsmanship. Now, you can learn the techniques behind this historic art from award-winning carver, Bill Janney.

Follow the author's step-by-step demonstration and learn to carve:
- Fish scale and oak leaf patterns
- Basket weave and acanthus leaf patterns
- Scenes featuring real animals

Also great for decorating briefcases, belt buckles, and more!

Here's what you will find:
- Three full-color, step-by-step carving demonstrations
- An inspirational full-color photo gallery of carved guns
- Complete overview of tools, materials, and safety precautions
- Resource listing
- 20 pages of wildlife and ornamental patterns

Photos: Colour


About the Author

Chapter One: Tools and Materials

Chapter Two: Carving Fish Scales and Oak Leaves

Chapter Three: Carving Basket Weave and Acanthus Leaves

Chapter Four: Carving a Scene

Chapter Five: Patterns