The adult male elk stand roughly five feet high at the shoulder, weighs nearly eleven hundred pounds and can run at speeds up to thirty-five miles per hour. Dale Power captures this powerful animal single-handedly, with wood carving tools! Discover all the techniques you’ll need to “capture” a realistic looking elk of your own in wood from this book. Step-by-step instructions make carving the elk, with a combination of hand and power tools, an easy task. Over 250 color photographs illustrate each technique and tip along the way. Useful methods for changing the positioning of the elk are included. You’ll also learn how to burn in the hair pattern, paint your creation in natural colors and how to mount it on a base. Patterns for two elk are included. The gallery photos provide perspectives of the animal carved and of additional elk in several poses to fire the carver’s imagination.