Sculpting Wood by Mark Lindquist
OUT OF PRINT
Sculpting Wood -- about creating
art from wood -- is written by the renowned contemporary woodsculptor and woodturner, Mark
Lindquist. In this book, he brings you into his studio to learn basic as well as advanced
technniques for sculpting wood.
Chapters on basic tools and techniques initiate beginners into the complexities of wood
sculpture. For experienced woodworkers, Lindquist opens new horizons with sophisticated
techniques and new ways to use both traditional and nontraditional tools. Sculpting
Wood is the first book to devote attention to a specialty Mark and his father Melvin
are masters of -- harvesting and sculpting the rare beauty of spalted wood and burls with
chainsaw and lathe.
Step-by-step projects with numerous photographs encompass techniques from the most basic
to the most advanced -- you'll be able to learn while creating! Mastery of hand and power
tools is emphasized, with clear descriptions of how each tool works and how it can best be
used. Safety precautions, especially for power tools, are highlighted throughout.
More than a how-to book, Sculpting Wood explores the philosophical as well as
practical aspects of this popular art form. In sharing his years of personal experience
and his love for the medium, Lindquist gives us rare insight into the development of
artistic expression. His approach to sculpting wood synthesizes the best of old traditions
and new technology, and pays tribute to the harmony between nature and art.
Sculpting Wood will inspire, instruct, and excite both beginning and experienced
(from the book jacket) © 1986 Davis Publications, Inc., Worcester, MA
A note from Mark
to Wyatt Wade of Davis Publications - he made a special trip to visit
me in Florida in 2007 to tell me that after 20 + years they would be
no longer publishing Sculpting Wood since Davis is moving in new
directions. Thanks to everyone who bought the book and continue
to be in touch about it. We have no plans to update the book,
but are considering republishing at some point in the future. So
much has happened in the field of woodturning / sculpture since I
began the book in 1976, and since it was published in 1986.
Again, thanks for all the support, have fun with woodworking and wood
Mark Lindquist - July 10, 2009