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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Acanthus Carving and Design by Bob Yorburg & Hans Sandom, Illustrator

comments (31) June 15th, 2011 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Acanthus Carving and Design by Bob Yorburg and Hans Sandom, Illustrator
Schiffer Publishing, 2010.
$24.99; 128 pp.

Acanthus Carvingand Design is a book full of color step-by-step photos as well as helpful line drawings. The book provides information on preparation and design, in addition to detailed steps to draw and carve acanthus scrolls and leaves. Two projects - a bread board and a pierced panel - are included, along with a photo gallery to provide more inspiration. There is also a section on sharpening your tools and finishing your carvings. The subheading for the chapter titled Getting Started is “It Is Easier Than You Think”. Those are some encouraging words.

Lucky Murray54  is the winner. His comment was chosen at random.

Be sure to check back later to see his review of the book.



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Comments (31)

andrew@methil.co.uk andrew@methil.co.uk writes: Books are like fine wine they get better with age.
Posted: 5:33 am on July 2nd

acornbob acornbob writes: I'll take a chance too!
Posted: 2:43 pm on June 17th

jpat jpat writes: carving is something that i have wanted to learn Thanks for the opportunity
Posted: 6:30 pm on June 16th

Larrythewoodguy Larrythewoodguy writes: Count me in to win
Posted: 8:38 am on June 13th

Richardsdesignco Richardsdesignco writes: This is one I will have to get one way or another.
Posted: 8:21 am on June 12th

remyers remyers writes: This looks like a great book on carving and I would sure enjoy winning it!
Posted: 8:02 pm on June 9th

RJMcC RJMcC writes: On my first & last attempt years ago, a set of Chippendale-style chairs, getting acanthus leaves to look right was the only part that I found too intimidating. So, I switched to maple leaves & mayflowers, which didn't have the weight of history bearing down on me. So what's the secret?
Posted: 8:07 am on June 9th

KenHANGITALL KenHANGITALL writes: Love a chance to learn a new skill count me in .
Posted: 5:08 am on June 7th

Dean7 Dean7 writes: Would love to learn how to carve acanthus scrolls and leaves.
Posted: 9:52 pm on June 6th

wolf23 wolf23 writes: Good choice for a prize - it's going on the wish list if I don't win it here.
Posted: 9:50 pm on June 6th

ss3e55 ss3e55 writes: fine book, fine magazine, fine wood working...and fine contest :-)

I'd like to be in the drawing to win - thanks
Posted: 5:24 pm on June 6th

jockcameron jockcameron writes: I have just started low relief wood-carving - and this would fit so well in my bookcase - right on the best (top) shelf.
Posted: 4:36 pm on June 6th

dcp dcp writes: Looks to be a must-read on the subject...
Posted: 12:07 pm on June 6th

robhodge1 robhodge1 writes: That book would look great in my bookshelf that I still have not built!
Posted: 10:32 am on June 6th

the_wild_lucy the_wild_lucy writes: Love to master carving and utilize carving in my furniture building.
This book would be a great start.
Posted: 9:56 am on June 6th

MarkMaleski2 MarkMaleski2 writes: How have I missed this book? I need to either win it, or buy it!
Posted: 8:43 am on June 6th

wmalcolmg wmalcolmg writes: this carving is the hallmark of rococo furniture and is a must for those interested. Malcolm
Posted: 7:57 am on June 6th

Woodgobbler Woodgobbler writes: I would like to have this book
Posted: 7:36 am on June 6th

JLYoung JLYoung writes: I just bought my first carving tool, a Hirsch V gouge.... now if only I had a book on carving acanthus leaves.......
Posted: 5:38 am on June 6th

pomme pomme writes: I am just getting into carving so this book would be great,thanks.Pomme.
Posted: 11:42 pm on June 5th

Murray54 Murray54 writes: looks like a great way to learn new skills
Posted: 11:12 pm on June 5th

HayesFurnitureDesign HayesFurnitureDesign writes: Im in

Posted: 7:39 pm on June 5th

Tye154 Tye154 writes: I would love to have this book.....
Posted: 7:36 pm on June 5th

Joe__G Joe__G writes: Would make a great gift for a carver friend.

Posted: 5:30 pm on June 5th

tom8021 tom8021 writes: I could actually use this on a project right now!
Posted: 5:19 pm on June 5th

jverreault jverreault writes: Looks like a great book. It would look even better on my book shelf, don't you think?
Posted: 5:18 pm on June 5th

BarryDaniel BarryDaniel writes: I hope to win, cause I need help carving!

Posted: 4:57 pm on June 5th

JoeAlpeza JoeAlpeza writes: This would make a wonderful birthday present. If I don't win it I'll make sure my wife sees the contest results.
Posted: 4:54 pm on June 5th

Circuit Rider Circuit Rider writes: This looks like a must buy.
Posted: 4:07 pm on June 5th

icwood icwood writes: Learning how to carve acanthus leaves and other relief carving is just the thing I would like to do. This book would be perfect.
Posted: 1:03 pm on June 5th

s_k707 s_k707 writes: If I don't win it, I may have to buy it.
Posted: 12:14 pm on June 5th

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