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Ray Mears Handbook 1: Carving
Ray Mears

Classification : Natural History, Environment & Conservation
Pub Date : Sep 16, 2010
Imprint : Hodder
Page Extent : 224
Binding : HB
ISBN : 9781444711400
Price : 1,050

About the book
Ray draws together his well-practised carving skills in this handbook. He teaches basic techniques including safety and choosing your tools, step-by-step instructions on how to carve, from a simple spoon to weighty canoe paddle. It is illustrated with Ray's photos and designs to copy.

How to choose the appropriate wood for the job

How to use different tools - straight knife, crooked knife, axe, saw, hand-drill

How to decorate your carvings

How to preserve your carvings

'When I carve I feel a kinship with the forest. Carving is an earth skill which comes into its own when you make a journey. Native people have a saying that I have long embraced: "do much with little".' - Ray Mears

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Give the man a couple of twigs, a flint and a curved knife and he is transformed into a poet.'
Ray Mears is a genius'
'The foremost purveyor of bushcraft in the UK today.'
'Ray Mears is a bushman first and foremost and really can survive in any extreme environment. I can't think of a better companion in a crisis.'
     
Ray Mears
Born in 1964, Ray Mears has travelled the world studying and teaching the art of survival. As well as his TV and writing work, he founded Woodlore, a company which runs training courses in bushcraft a...(+)
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