Create your own miniature Japanese carvings, each one with intricate detail, lifelike features and a wealth of appeal. Packed with inspirational step-by-step projects and easy-to-follow diagrams, Carving Japanese Netsuke for Beginners will guide you through the process with ease, clearly demonstrating everything you need to carve your own Japanese masterpiece.
Discover the history of traditional netsuke carving, learn the techniques and hone your skills. Then try your hand at creating one of the 23 appealing netsuke carving projects outlined in the book, from the adorable hedgehog and the elegant mole to the intricate New Zealand dragon.
A clear, straightforward approach to the art of carving netsuke, ideal for beginners.
Units of Measurement: Imperial & Metric
Introduction What are Japanese Netsuke Various Types of Netsuke
Tools & Equipment - The Toolbox - Shaping Tools - Rotary Power Tools - Materials - Safety