The Art of Whittling
by Walter L. Faurot

140 x 215mm

Published by Linden Publishing, Fresno, CA, USA


ISBN 978-1-933502-07-6

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Extract from back cover of book:

A Woodworking Classics Revisited book. Clever projects of nostalgic delight.

First published in 1930, Walter L. Faurot's The Art of Whittling has for decades provided readers with a wonderful introduction to the enjoyable hobby of whittling. Among the first manuals on the subject, the book contains a wealth of traditional whittling projects, many of which are not found in other books.

This is an unabridged republication of the original edition and contains instructions for making such items as continuous wooden chains, working wooden scissors and pliers, balls in cages, entwined hearts, fans, and ships inside bottles!

Illustrations: Black & White

Units of Measurement: Imperial



Chapter 1: Tools and Materials
Woods. Pocket-knife. Sharpening the pocket-knife. To remove wire edge.

Chapter 2: Puzzle No. 1

Chapter 3: Puzzle No. 2 .

Chapter 4: The Chain.
The endless chain.

Chapter 5: Cage and Ball

Chapter 6: Double Cage and Ball

Chapter 7: The Swivel

Chapter 8: Balls within Spheres, Ring and Dumb-bell, Hearts, etc. Ring and Dumb-bell. Interlocked hearts.

Chapter 9: Pliers
How to make the special tool.

Chapter 10: Scissors

Chapter 11: Building in Bottles. Selecting a bottle. Making a drawing. Colors and Bnishes. Perfect joints. Order of inserting in the bottle. A ship in a bottle. The "trick hull." The rigging. The mysterious cross-bar.

Chapter 12: Fans

Chapter 13: Sliding Multiple Joint

Chapter 14: Multiple Joint

Chapter 15: Trick Dovetail Joint

Chapter 16: The Dogs

Chapter 17: Animal Toys

Chapter 18: Finishes - Wax, Shellac, Varnish