by John Hillyer. Woodcarving is a great way to woodwork, but some of the creations of experts can inspire both awe and caution in beginners. Here, John Hillyer, with many years of experience and great expertise, presents 20 projects that the beginner can readily complete, without losing the desire to keep going. The projects tend to increase in complexity as the book goes along, but the color photos covering the steps involved are clear and well thought out, as are the step-by-step directions.You may select a different favorite, but the roly-poly Santa and the carved egg were ours. Possible preferences include swimming dolphins, sitting Scotty dog, a love spoon, or a stretching cat.There are plenty more, and plenty of illustrations aimed at opening up creativity in carving. 80 pgs., softcover.Publisher: Lark Books (August 28, 2002).ISBN-10: 1579902480.ISBN-13: 978-1579902483.