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50 Things to Do with a Penknife: The Whittler's Guide to Life by Matt Collins

A beautifully presented, practical gift guide to the age-old art of whittling. There are 50 projects featured in the book, ranging from quick makes to more elaborate projects, and even a chapter on creating things from cork.

The 8 main themes are:

Quick Things - including a doorstop, a bookmark and a gift-box book

Into The Woods - including a willow whistle, walking stick, fish hook and slingshot

Around The House - including chopsticks, coat and crochet hooks

Cork Creations - including a succulent pot, stamp, and earphones spool

Ornamental Carving - including a boat, a deer, and a spinning top

Kitchen Carving - including a carrot flute, apple candle, and onion flower

The Natural World - including a bird feeder and instructions to prepare a fish for cooking, a graft, and an apple tree.

The projects cater for a range of skill levels and the instructions are complemented by smart step-by-step illustrations, which highlight the tactile quality of the material in hand. The book also includes an introduction with advice on selecting a penknife, maintaining your blade, choosing your caving material, and carving techniques. Featuring the ultimate crossover of cool craftsmanship and savvy survival-skill projects, this book is the perfect gift for creative adventurers.

144 pages

13.5 x 1.9 x 18.5 cm