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Lettering & Sign Carving Workbook: 10 Skill-Building Projects for Carving and Painting Custom Signs by Betty Padden

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A contemporary look at a nostalgic craft with updated techniques and a fresh variety of styles for carving and painting a variety of signs for the home, summer cottage or basement bar.


Reviews (7)
Agrainel
I am a carver/turner of wood. I am continually educating and re-educating myself in the art. Signage is probably my weak point, (of many...). This book is just a tad whimsical in style and that is fun. There is no feeling of stern, watching over your shoulder for any mistake. No beating over the head. This book encourages, what wood carving is all about...enjoying the craft and creating. I hope you saw the key word there; enjoying.

The photos are clear and many. The text is understandable and easy to follow. The extra bonus, as far as I was concerned, was the painting pointers and directions.

There is something here for all stages of carving developement; basic to professional. And did I mention the photos and text were outstanding for anyone to appreciate?

If you are into carving...signage or not, PLEASE grab this book up. It is a real educational toot!
Budar
I consider myself to be a pretty competent woodworker and the craft of sign carving has intrigued me. At first glance this book seemed like it would be a decent way to learn some new skills and hopefully add a new dimension to my woodworking. My real issue with it is that it doesn't really help you. Sure it shows you how to make certain cuts and suggests some tools to use but for some reason I guess I expected there to be a little more hand holding through the process. To be fair I would actually give this book 3.5 stars as it sits and if there some suggestions on a basic tool set it would be a solid 4.5 or 5 IMHO. It does inspire though.
Katishi
This is an awesome book with lots of great ideas for signs. It also does a really great job of showing you how to paint and blend your paint on the signs. Great information on the dremel and tools used with it to add details. As a new wood carver I would have liked more information about carving tools and what would be good to buy for someone without much experience like myself. Maybe a small section on what each chisel tool does and how to use and sharpen them. Overall this is a excellent book.
lets go baby
Its okay but really light on lettering information, sign layout, design, etc. A more descriptive title would be "Letter Carving".
Akinonris
the most thorough and well-written, well-illustrated book on sign carving (and ONLY sign carving) that i have ever seen. truly inspiring (i've begun the first project). i have carved a pretty elaborate sign or two in the past, but this book tells me how i *should have* done it. worth twice the price.
ℓo√ﻉ
Great book
Shliffiana
I am just starting to do some carving & this is an excellent book for someone who is a total novice. Lots of great pictures & the book covers a lot of ground on relief carving.
great toutorial on ways & means to create signs with the cnc router

ISBN: 1565234529

Rating: 4.6/5

Votes: 788

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ISBN13: 978-1565234529

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing (March 1, 2011)

Language: English

Subcategory: Home Improvement & Design

Pages: 144

Lettering & Sign Carving Workbook: 10 Skill-Building Projects for Carving and Painting Custom Signs
Crafts, Hobbies & Home
Author: Betty Padden
Title: Lettering & Sign Carving Workbook: 10 Skill-Building Projects for Carving and Painting Custom Signs