Here is an assortment of carving projects unlike any other! This book captures the magic and fun of a street-corner band, with eight different personalities jamming away, heart and soul, for passers-by. The whimsical characters are irresistableyoull want to clap your hands and sing along with them. Al guides the reader step-by-step through the carving of Hurricane Brown, the saxophone player for this wonderful ensemble, from using the pattern, to carving the figure, to painting and finishing it. In addition to the actual project instructions, some very helpful tips and techniques are presented in the introductory section. Beginning and advanced carvers alike will learn a great deal from Als many years of carving experience! A colorful gallery introduces you to other members of the band and a chapter of patterns provides the specifics for carving all eight characters.
Al Streetman currently resides in Guthrie, Oklahoma, and has been an active woodcarver for many years. He originally carved shorebird and duck decoys. Today, his work is centered around Santas, Cowboys, Uncle Sam, Elves, and other forms of caricature carvings.