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Let's Whittle | by LeRoy Pynn, Jr.



Whittling as a real constructive effort and not just cutting shavings from a stick requires practice, patience, and persistence, but its reward is a deep satisfaction and pride in a job well done. It provides an outlet for creative and artistic faculties. This book is destined for anyone who may be interested in a hobby that pays big dividends in satisfaction to the worker. It is my hope that the diagrams and illustrations will be interesting as well as instructive and will stimulate your creative imagination so that you will want to continue with your own projects.

TitleLet's Whittle
AuthorLeRoy Pynn, Jr.
PublisherThe Manual Arts Press Peoria Illinois
Year1948
Copyright1948 by LeRoy Pynn, Jr.
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The project illustrations in this book were developed, laid out in drawings and photographs, and reproduced only through considerable study and investment of time and money by the author and publisher. Therefore the copying or duplication of any part of the material, by any process, is specifically restricted under the Copyright Law of the United States. However, all projects are freely offered for use by the amateur whittler if no commercial interests are involved.

The Manual Arts Press Peoria Illinois
-Foreword
Whittling as a real constructive effort and not just cutting shavings from a stick requires practice, patience, and persistence, but its reward is a deep satisfaction and pride in a job well done. It ...
-Woods and Tools For Whittling
Woods Softwood is the best for whittling. Clear white pine-Wisconsin and Michigan, California sugar, and Western (Ponderosa) give the most satisfactory results. Aromatic red cedar and redwood al...
-How To Cut In Whittling
In whittling, you, as a beginner, must learn to hold the knife correctly and firmly and to turn the wood many times in your hand in order to obtain the best position for attack. For the carving of ...
-How To Whittle a Desert Ship
For a carving of that independent but valuable beast of the desert, the camel, select a block of clear pine wood 1.25 inches thick, 3.5 inches long, and 4.25inches high. Although the camel has a nu...
-How To Whittle a Pelican
A cartoon'' in soft pine is a good title for this subject. Cut it from a block 1.125 inches thick, 3.5 inches wide, and 2.5 inches high, following the direction of the grain shown in Figure 16. St...
-How To Whittle a Spring Morning
This little group has special appeal to the sportsman as his best-loved waterfowl and to children who delight in watching ducks on ponds in city parks. The block size for the mother is 1 1/2 inches...
-How To Whittle a Mutt
For this engaging, pint-sized mutt, take a block 3/4 inch thick, 2 inches high, and 3 inches wide. Figure 28. Place the center line over the block and rough out the entire figure. Work over the hea...
-How To Whittle a Begging Dog
Use a block 1 1/2 inches thick, 2 3/4 inches wide, and 3 1/2 inches high for this figure. Figure 32. Draw the center line when the block is cut out. Begin carving at the back as shown by the ...
-How To Whittle a Wood Duck
The wood duck is one of the most richly colored birds of North America-a bird that frequents ponds and streams, and builds its nest in a hollow log close to water. Long under the protection of the Gov...
-How To Whittle a Barnyard Chanticleer
Use any desired wood block, 1 1/2 inches thick, 5 inches wide, and 6 inches high, and draw the pattern with the grain direction as shown by the arrow in Figure 46. Begin the whittling at the top of...
-How To Whittle a Black Bear Cub
For the cunning little black bear cub, the clown of the forest, select a block 1 1/4 inches thick, 3 inches high, and 5 inches long, with the grain of the wood running in the direction of the arrow, F...
-How To Whittle The Elephant
This is fun to whittle because the elephant is easy to make, and the round, heavy form will delight child and adult when completed. If pine wood is used, it can be colored light gray or finished with ...
-How To Whittle a Bear And a Cub
An elusive creature of the forest, the black bear is known to almost everyone, but few have seen him in his natural haunts. The diet of this 250-pounder consists of grubs, nuts, bulbs, and berries, es...
-How To Whittle a Old Plug
Before the days of the automobile, the horse with the hat was a familiar sight on many a street. Use any wood for this carving with a block size of 1 1/8 by 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches, and lay out the p...
-How To Whittle an Owl (Who-O-O-O)
Tiger of the air is the term fitly applied to this big bird. Powerful and bloodthirsty, it sweeps on great silent wings, terrifying smaller birds and animals. The great horned owl is rather easy to...
-How To Whittle a Listening Deer
For this dainty, poised figure, use a block 1 inch thick, 3 inches wide, and 4 1/2 inches high. Follow Figure 82 when tracing the pattern on the wood, observing the direction of grain as indicated by ...
-How To Whittle a Polly
Whittling Polly will be much easier than coloring it. The bird will have to be mounted on a base or used in a flowerpot as a plant brace. The feet have four toes, two forward and two backward, but onl...
-How To Whittle Zebras
(1) Secure a piece of fine-grained pine wood 1 1/4 inches thick by 5 inches long by 4 inches high for the mother zebra. Block of wood for colt 1 inch thick by 3 1/4 inches long by 3 1/2 inches high. ...
-How To Whittle a Mountain Lion
One of the cat family; also known as the puma, cougar, or panther, this animal is found throughout North America. Use any type of wood 1 1/2 inches thick, 2 1/2 inches high, and 8 inches long, with...
-How To Whittle Fleas
Trace Figure 108 on a block 1 1/4 inches thick, 2 1/2 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches high, following the direction of the grain as shown by the arrow. Start at the top of the foot which is raised to ...
-How To Whittle a White-Tailed Deer
A memory of the forest can be captured and made permanent in this carving of the beautiful and graceful white-tailed deer, with its brave and pert white flag. This speed-lined, trim creature is truly ...
-How To Whittle a Mama And a Baby Kangaroo
You will not have any difficulty with this carving if you begin whittling around the pouch and the baby kangaroo. Emphasize the weight of the tail and the back legs, but keep the front legs small and ...
-How To Whittle a Show Horse
Pride of the whittler in his art will grow as he reaches the stage in his development where he can carve this creature of spirit and breeding. Figure 128 Using a block 1 1/2 by 6 by 6 inc...
-How To Whittle a Giraffe
This peculiar beast is the tallest of animals. His extremely long legs and neck give height up to 19 feet. Native of the forest country and desertlike areas of Africa, the giraffe can exist for long p...
-How To Whittle Pancho and His Horse
Pancho and his horse form an amusing figure carved from a block 2 inches thick, 4 1/2 inches wide, and 5 1/2 inches high. Use wood free from knots and grain. Figure 139. After the pattern has been ...
-How To Whittle a Scarlet Flamingo
The flamingo is a most interesting piece to carve and makes a striking mantle or desk ornament when finished with brilliant colors. (1) Block of wood 1 1/2 inches thick by 3 inches wide by 9 1/2 hi...
-How To Whittle a Wisconsin Glory Mare
The mare in this scene is peacefully grazing while her colt stands with dainty legs braced to the wind, ready to bound away at the slightest motion of grass or bush. For the mare, select a block 1 ...
-How To Whittle a "What's The Use!"
This figure is a familiar sight in almost any ball park whenever the great game of baseball is being played. It is not hard to make except, perhaps, around the faces. Watch the photos and work slow...
-How To Whittle a Shoeshine Boy
After selecting a piece of good, grained soft pine, 2 inches thick, 3 1/2 inches wide, 5 1/2 inches high, draw the pattern, Figure 167, on the block and sketch in the arms in order that the whittling ...
-How To Whittle Circus Days (Elephants and Ringmaster)
The always-popular elephants, portrayed with their trainer, offer a challenge to the imagination and the ability of the whittler. The pattern in Figure 172 is used to make both elephants-one with i...
-How To Whittle a Deer in a Woodland Setting
Mother doe takes her ease in this reproduction of a woodland scene while her fawn stands with head alert to the wind-borne mysteries of odor and sound. Use a block 1 3/4 inches thick, 4 inche...
-How to Sandpaper and Stain in Whittling
Sandpapering Proper preparation of the wood surfaces is of first importance in finishing wood carvings. Coats of varnish or shellac will not cover defects; rather, they tend to magnify them and rev...
-How To Finish in Whittling
Shellac and Varnish When the stained wood has dried, the final finishing coats of shellac and varnish may be applied. White shellac in liquid form is used as a base for the varnish coat. This sh...







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