A complete introduction to relief carving! Includes information on woods and tools, ready-to-use patterns. Notes from a professional relief carver. Join the ever growing community of relief carvers with this complete introduction to relief carving. Author and relief carving artist Bill Judt shares his tricks of the trade and personal insights gathered over his 24 years of relief carving. He then moves to the practical side of relief carving, covering the basics, from choosing woods and buying chisels to laminating boards and stamping backgrounds. A step-by-step demonstration and patterns help you get started on your own relief carving venture. For those carvers looking to take their hobby to the next level, Bill includes time-tested advice for breaking into the world of commission carving.