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Sculpting Traditional Bowls

Rip & Tammi Mann

Sculpting Traditional Bowls by Rip & Tammi Mann

Handhewn bowls are one of the oldest crafts known to man, but one which has been almost lost. This book helps reverse that trend, reviving interest by introducing the carver and woodworker to exciting new possibilities. Using only hand tools, the bowl adze, a bowl shave and a carverís hook, Rip and Tammi lead the carver or sculptor through the steps of this satisfying art.

They begin with a blank and conclude with an oil finish process that makes the bowls beautiful and safe for use with food. Each step is illustrated in color, with a complete description of design and technique concerns. Both the beginner and the experienced woodworker will enjoy the creation of these functional, beautiful pieces.


48 pages, Paperback, Full Color, 8.5" x 11", © 1994
Order Number: VAP175..........$12.95

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