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  • New Lora S. Irish book: Relief Carving Workshop

    If you’d like to learn to carve in relief, this comprehensive guidebook will teach you everything you need to know. Relief Carving Workshop takes you through every element of the relief carving process from start to finish. With some sharp tools, a smooth piece of wood and this new book, you’ll soon be confidently carving exquisite animals, landscapes, flowers, borders, Celtic knots and more.

    Acclaimed carver and instructor Lora S. Irish takes you step-by-step through simple carvings on a practice board to introduce all of the essential cuts, contouring and smoothing steps used in basic relief woodcarving. The author reveals how easy it is to make each individual stroke, and shows how all relief carving is simply using these cuts over and over again. You’ll learn how to handle your tools, prepare a wood surface, follow a pattern, and apply a finish.

    Learn the cuts, strokes, and shaping techniques used in relief wood carving by working through 22 practice board squares, each focusing on a specific cut plus three small sample carvings.

    10 original new project patterns are accompanied by clear in-depth instructions and dozens of how-to photographs. Each design is presented both as an outline pattern for tracing directly onto wood, and as a detailed sketch to guide your work.

    A stunning photo gallery of finished projects is included to offer further inspiration. With this book by your side, you’ll swiftly develop skills to create beautiful carvings that can stand alone or enhance a wide variety of functional and decorative crafts.

    To order, vist Relief Carving Workshop

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    Re: New Lora S. Irish book: Relief Carving Workshop

    Ok, her latest tutorial (Canadian Goose) hooked me on relief carving again...

    I just ordered the book ;-)

    Gilles

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    • #3
      Re: New Lora S. Irish book: Relief Carving Workshop

      Mine is on the way, suppose to be here on the 14th. Can't wait to get it!

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      • #4
        Re: New Lora S. Irish book: Relief Carving Workshop

        I bought this book and it is wonderful!

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        • #5
          Re: New Lora S. Irish book: Relief Carving Workshop

          Thank you, everyone, I am very grateful.

          Susan

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          • #6
            Re: New Lora S. Irish book: Relief Carving Workshop

            I received the book yesterday and prepared a practice board as showed in the book. That should help me to work on the other projects posted on the forum.

            The only detail I noticed is that the pattern for the exercices #23 and #24 is not on page 55 as specified. I had to draw it myself.

            Very good book.

            Gilles

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            • #7
              Re: New Lora S. Irish book: Relief Carving Workshop

              A last note to add that beside the pratice board, the book is full of invaluable information, no matter what your level of experience is.

              I only did some real practice at relief carving when I first began wood working some years ago, and this book will help me get back on my feet at this type of wood carving.

              Here is my starting setup.

              Gilles

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              • #8
                Re: New Lora S. Irish book: Relief Carving Workshop

                Gtech that is odd it is in my book on page 55 at the bottom right side.

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                • #9
                  Re: New Lora S. Irish book: Relief Carving Workshop

                  Sorry gtech my bad if you mean the small flower you are right!

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                  • #10
                    Re: New Lora S. Irish book: Relief Carving Workshop

                    I am sincerely sorry for this error, my apologies.

                    Susan

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                    • #11
                      Re: New Lora S. Irish book: Relief Carving Workshop

                      Thank you for the picture Suzan. That is exactly what I meant... the 2 little flowers.

                      It wasn't that terrible, but having the correct drawing makes it much easier.

                      Btw, while I was working on the drawings, my wife asked me to save them for her, because she wanted to try her hand at relief (and chip) carving too. And she would like to start working on her own practice board when I start working on mine. That will be a first for her. So your book was really worth buying

                      Gilles

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                      • #12
                        Re: New Lora S. Irish book: Relief Carving Workshop

                        very good! thank you for all the awesome ideas and inspiration! I just love to look at your work. Looking forward to this new book!

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                        • #13
                          Re: New Lora S. Irish book: Relief Carving Workshop

                          I got the book yesterday.... it is a super book for beginners, tons of information. Plus I am sure I am going to learn a few more tricks of the trade that will make it worth my money invested.....that is priceless. I got to say, when I first started carving I bought the wood spirit book by Lora Irish....those carvings are in top shape still!!! for something that is exterior that is a miracle here in the rainforest where the sun and rain dissolve wood..... tells me that this woman knows what she is talking about.

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                          • #14
                            Re: New Lora S. Irish book: Relief Carving Workshop

                            Hi, I'm a fairly new carver (less than a month) I just received this book yesterday and I like it a lot. I've made a couple of practice boards and am looking forward to the projects.
                            Bill

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                            • #15
                              Re: New Lora S. Irish book: Relief Carving Workshop

                              I bet that book is terrific! just like most of her books!
                              "Lif iz lik a box "o" choc lets, ya nevr kno whut yull git!"

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