Make those central stars of storybooks come to life. Children’s favorites, like the relaxed, pipe-puffing rabbit ambling home with carrots tucked under his arm, are here in an exhibition fresh from the imagination of veteran carver David Sabol. This gentleman rabbit is presented as the feature carving project, crafted from unseasoned (or green) white pine with a separate cherry pipe. More than 260 color photographs and clear, concise instructions guide the reader through every step, making the process both enjoyable and rewarding.
Techniques for placing glass eyes, wood burning details, and applying color stains to the finished rabbit accompany the wood carving instructions. Seventeen patterns and a color gallery of additional storybook animals going about the business of their storybook lives are provided to inspire new and advanced carvers alike.