Woodcarving a Christmas Chess Set
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...
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!