50 things to do with a penknife
50 things to do with a penknife

50 things to do with a penknife

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Building on the success and popularity of books such as The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees and Norwegian Wood, 50 Things to Do with a Penknife is a beautifully presented, practical gift guide to the age-old art of whittling.

The 50 projects featured in the book are divided into 8 main themes:

  • Quick Things - including a doorstop, a bookmark and a fire poker
  • Ornamental - including a boat, a bangle and chess pieces
  • Creature Comforts - including a horse's head, crow and whale
  • Around The House - including clothes pegs, chopsticks and a recipe stand
  • Into The Woods - including a whistle, walking stick, meat smoker and fish hook
  • Elaborate Carvings - including a spoon, spinning top and a penny box
  • The Natural World - including a bird feeder and flowerbed markers
  • Cork Creation - including a succulent pot and ornamental cork

The projects cater for a range of skill levels and the instructions are complemented by smart step-by-step illustrations, which highlight the tactile quality of the material in hand.

Featuring the ultimate crossover of cool craftsmanship and savvy survival-skill projects, this book is the perfect gift for creative adventurers.

About the Author

Matt Collins is a writer and hoticultural consultant with a particular interest in the subjects of trees and landscape. Linking an extensive arboricultural knowledge with his passion for traditional hand carving, Matt has developed a close relationship with wood as both a living and crafting medium.