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Woodcarving a Christmas Chess Set

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Model 9781497101371

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It’s the most wonderful chess game of the year! Perfect for anyone who loves chess, Christmas, and woodcarving – from novices to more advanced carvers – this skill-building project guide is a must-have resource that you will enjoy. After an insightful introduction to the basic tools and...

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It’s the most wonderful chess game of the year! Perfect for anyone who loves chess, Christmas, and woodcarving – from novices to more advanced carvers – this skill-building project guide is a must-have resource that you will enjoy.
After an insightful introduction to the basic tools and techniques for carving eyes and noses, you’ll then go on to carve a cast of seasonal chess pieces. Author Dwayne Gosnell provides step-by-step instructions, coordinating photography, paint keys, finishing tips, and full-size patterns for six Christmas caricatures to help you fill your chessboard with festive characters – reindeer knights, elf pawns, snowman rooks, North Pole bishops, and, of course, Mrs. Claus and Santa as king and queen!
Woodcarving a Christmas Chess Set will help you become a better carver while you spread the holiday cheer in the jolliest game of wits ever! Softcover, 56 full color pages, ISBN: 978-1-4971-0137-1.

  •          6 full-size caricature patterns: reindeer knights, elf pawns, snowman rooks, North Pole bishops, Santa (king), Mrs. Claus (queen)
  •          Basic tools and techniques for carving eyes and noses,
  •          Step-by-step instructions, photos, paint keys and finishing tips

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Carvers and Halloween enthusiasts who play chess or know someone who does should enjoy creating author and caricature carver Dwayne Gosnell’s chess pieces – not your ordinary King, Queen, Bishop, Knight, Pawn or Rook. In this 56-page softcover book from Fox Chapel Publishing,  you will find patterns and instructions for carving and painting this delightful set of 32 caricature chess pieces. Read more here! 

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