Chip carving offers so many choices - and the range of patterns here provides carvers with experience in many styles, including lettering, signs, geometrics designs, positive-image and free-form work. The projects feature more than 125 different ornamental plates, boxes, wall plaques, cabinets, chair backs, house numbers, lamp bases, lap desks and other creations. New to this edition are: a lettering chart for readers to trace and carve, plus, for ease you use only the two most readily available knife blades (W.B. Premier No. 1 and No. 2) and the most versatile, workable woods (basswood and butternut) making chip carving an easily accessible art form.