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Whittling the Country Bear & His Friends

Mike Shipley, author of Whittling the Old Sea Captain and Hand Carving Snowmen and Santas, proudly introduces his latest book for Fox Chapel Publishing - guaranteed to bring fun and inspiration with his family of whimsical animal characters.
Not quite caricature, but not realistic, these humorous creatures are easy and enjoyable to carve. Woodcarving the Country Bear and His Friends features 12 woodland creatures, including a bear and a moose, step-by-step instructions and easy-to-use patterns. Inside you'll find a complete carving and painting project for "Barry the Bear," which will teach you all the techniques you'll need to know to finish the other projects in the book. All projects feature full color photos from four angles, in-progress shots, detailed patterns and paint color recommendations. The book also features a complete overview of tools and a section on carving and painting tips.
Look inside for photos, scrollsaw/bandsaw patterns and recommended paint colors for these great projects:
- Christmas Bear
- Patriotic Bear
- Cub in a Stump
- Pair of Cubs
- Straight Tree
- Bent Tree
- Pa Bear
- Ma Bear
- Well-Dressed Moose
- Do Nothin' Rabbit
- Busy Beaver
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About the Author

Mike Shipley is a full-time professional woodcarver and teacher with more than 30 years carving experience. A self-taught carver, he is well known for his distinctive clean-cut style of carving and for his Santa figurines. Mike is a production carver, creating 120 carvings each month entirely by hand and finished with his own homemade stain. His carvings are sold at woodcraft shows, online and from his studio in the Ozark Mountains. Mike has been featured in Wood Carving Illustrated magazine.

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