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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Carving 18th Century American Furniture Elements by Tony Kubalak

comments (41) February 13th, 2011 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Carving 18th Century American Furniture Elements: 10 Step-by-Step Projects for Furniture Makers
Linden Publishing Inc, 2010.
$24.95; 102 pp.

Tony Kubalak has had many items published in the Readers Gallery section of Fine Woodworking magazine and he is quite the craftsman. He is also the author of Carving 18th Century American Furniture Elements (recently reviewed by Mark Schofield) which includes 10 step-by-step projects for period furniture makers. These projects range from a cabriole leg, to a ball and claw foot, to a flame finial, to convex and concave Newport shells. The book is also full of close up photos to help illustrate the details. I know that carving is no easy feat, but Kubalak’s book should give the aspiring period furniture maker a good push in the right direction.

Lucky ThreeJs is the winner. His comment was chosen at random.

Check back this weekend for another giveaway.

posted in: blogs, giveaway, book review, carving, furniture

Comments (41)

mrfixitnow mrfixitnow writes: Great looking book.
Posted: 1:57 pm on February 22nd

zzBill zzBill writes: It looks like this book would be just the assistance I need to make a ball and claw foot instead of buying the whole set of legs for the 18th century furniture I make. I would certainly enjoy a copy.
Posted: 1:50 pm on February 19th

Button22 Button22 writes: I am like most everyone else who has responded. Certainly I would like to win this book. Good luck to all.
Posted: 1:44 pm on February 18th

Dean7 Dean7 writes: I think this book should go to mcgtr555 even though this is a "contest". Just saying.
Posted: 11:14 am on February 17th

Dean7 Dean7 writes: A desirable skill for a builder of classic furniture.
Posted: 10:08 am on February 16th

woodnironsmith woodnironsmith writes: As a builder and lover of 18 century furniture, this looks like a great book to add to my collection.
Posted: 8:28 am on February 16th

tc5617 tc5617 writes: Great looking book, count me in, Thanks!
Posted: 11:22 pm on February 15th

Sanjeev Sanjeev writes: Looks good from the cover. Would love to have a copy.
Posted: 8:37 pm on February 15th

mcgtr555 mcgtr555 writes: would love to get this for my wife to help her with recovery from a stroke. (she used to carve before, now she doesn't remember how.)
Posted: 8:58 am on February 15th

pomme pomme writes: I don't think it is avalible in australia,so would be beut to win.
Kind Regards,
Posted: 6:50 am on February 15th

oilman oilman writes: I can use all the help I can get when it comes to carving. I hope that I win this book.
Posted: 10:47 pm on February 14th

CraigFr CraigFr writes: Looks like an excellent book
Posted: 5:48 pm on February 14th

Maveric777 Maveric777 writes: Looks like this book would be right up my alley. Sign me up...
Posted: 4:27 pm on February 14th

d0od d0od writes: Posted!
Posted: 4:14 pm on February 14th

HeyCalmDown HeyCalmDown writes: This looks great -- exactly the book I've been looking for.
Posted: 4:01 pm on February 14th

chucktown chucktown writes: I'm in, thanks for the offerings.
Posted: 12:18 pm on February 14th

JLYoung JLYoung writes: Count me in too please!
Posted: 12:03 pm on February 14th

bko bko writes: Looks like a great book--I'd love to win it!
Posted: 11:44 am on February 14th

gsuing gsuing writes: My comment haiku:

I would like to learn
Eighteenth century carving
And this book will help
Posted: 10:49 am on February 14th

the_wild_lucy the_wild_lucy writes: I am working toward building period furniture. A long time reader of FW since 1976. Tony Kubaluk's book would help me learn the essentials to create 18 century furniture in grand style.
Posted: 10:31 am on February 14th

ThreeJs ThreeJs writes: Very cool looking book. Hope I win it.
Posted: 10:11 am on February 14th

acornbob acornbob writes: count me in!
Posted: 9:16 am on February 14th

cer cer writes: Yes, I would love to win a copy.
Posted: 9:09 am on February 14th

Arminius Arminius writes: Gratuitous post in hope of winning a book well beyond my current skill level - always nice to have something to aspire towards.
Posted: 8:15 am on February 14th

carcrasy carcrasy writes: I"WOOD" love to have a book like this. I would make good use of it and pass it on to another wood worker friend of mine to read and use as well.
Posted: 7:10 am on February 14th

MrHudon MrHudon writes: Looks like a great resource.
Posted: 7:01 am on February 14th

AntonBill AntonBill writes: Interested in 18th c restoration work in the future, so this would be an ideal addition to the library.
Posted: 6:51 am on February 14th

pabull pabull writes: If this book would end up in my mailbox, it would go to my daughter. She is in college, but uses carving to relax and forget her studies for a moment.

I promised to build a hope chest for her, with her doing the carving on it.

Thanks for offering this to us.
Posted: 12:46 am on February 14th

jigmaker jigmaker writes: I always appreciate a new book for my woodworking library. One can never have too many resources for fine woodworking.
Posted: 11:59 pm on February 13th

jackd942 jackd942 writes: Sign me up!
Posted: 11:18 pm on February 13th

chetkloss chetkloss writes: I really do like that you pick the winner at random and not by evaluating the posts :)
Posted: 10:31 pm on February 13th

Ron001 Ron001 writes: If selected as the winner, it will be put to good use.
Posted: 7:20 pm on February 13th

JeffB JeffB writes: Sounds like a cool book. I'm game.
Posted: 6:58 pm on February 13th

Hoeppr Hoeppr writes: I really enjoy building reproductions and this book would be a perfect addition.
Posted: 6:16 pm on February 13th

dcp dcp writes: A nice book to add to a woodworker's library.
Posted: 4:20 pm on February 13th

kringl kringl writes: sounds like a great book to have
Posted: 3:36 pm on February 13th

woodchippy woodchippy writes: Look's like an excellent book, well worth having!
Posted: 2:51 pm on February 13th

sk2tobin sk2tobin writes: yes please
Posted: 1:30 pm on February 13th

Woodgobbler Woodgobbler writes: Good book to have.
Posted: 1:00 pm on February 13th

Circuit Rider Circuit Rider writes: It sure looks like a book that would be very helpful to have around the shop.
Posted: 12:37 pm on February 13th

Larrythewoodguy Larrythewoodguy writes: Yes please and thanks.
Posted: 11:08 am on February 13th

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