Create beautiful, lifelike wildfowl cane handles with power tools. Over 145 clear color photographs illustrate each step, from carving the blank and setting the eyes to texturing feathers and painting the completed handle. Every tool necessary is described and displayed in detail. Patterns are provided for fifteen cane handle projects: including the American Flamingo, Bald Eagle, Brown Pelican, Cardinal, Cooper's Hawk, Great Blue Heron, Horned Puffin, Leghorn, two Mallards, Red Breasted Merganser, Ring-Necked Pheasant, Sandhill Crane, Tundra Swan and the Wood Duck. Instructions appear for procuring, sizing, and fastening shafts to the finished handles. This book will be a challenge to the novice and a joy to the expert carver
Frank C. Russell is a wood carver internationally known for his ability to carve animals, birds, and the human form in the round. Frank has received national and international awards and has written several popular books on the subject.