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THE BREAKTHROUGH FISH CARVING MANUAL

by: Mark Frazier

The most comprehensive source for fish carving info. Goes through every step in the procedure, with 100s of easy-to-understand photos & illus guiding you along. 1600 B&W photos and diagrams, 292 pgs.

0-925245-12-7
978-0-925245-12-0
Spiral-Softcover
06-15-1996
Taxidermy & Tanning

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Overview

Three years in the making, this ambitious book by master wildlife artist Mark Frazier is destined to become the standard by which all future fish carving books will be judged. Packed with five times the information available from any other source, The Breakthrough Fish Carving Manual lives up to its name by offering the most complete information ever offered on this rapidly growing field. Mark goes through every step in the procedure, with hundreds of easy-to-understand photos and illustrations guiding you along.

TOPICS COVERED:
Introduction to Fish Carving
Decorative and Natural Fish Carving
Overview of Fish Carving
Photographic References
Study Casts
Making a One-Sided Study Cast
Composition
Planning Your Project
Drawing an Accurate Pattern
Using a Photocopier for Patternmaking
Using a Slide Projector for Patternmaking
Buiding the Composition around the Pattern
Utilizing Habitat Elements
Tools and their Applications
Power Tools and Hand Tools
Woodburning Tools
Sharpening Tools
Selecting Wood for Decorative Fish Carvings
Selecting Wood for Natural Fish Carvings
Carving Non-Kiln Dried Wood
Setting Up Your Workshop
Dust Collection and Ventilation
Selecting a Bandsaw
Carving the Fish
Blocking Out the Body
Pelvic Fin Attachment
Shaping the Body
Problems with the Grain Laying Out the Shape of Fins
Carving the Mouth Interior
Cutting Out the Head Cavity
Carving Fish with Open Gills
Carving the Skin and Scales
Implying the Skin Texture
Painting and Setting Eyes
Carving Habitat Components
Carving a Crayfish
Carving Coral
Carving a Water Surface
Building Plexiglass and Glass Enclosures
Carving a Painted Turtle
Making a Stream Bottom
Supporting the Fish
Carving Rocks for a Habitat
Making Grass Reeds
Making Gravel
Sealing the Carving
Staining for Natural Finishes
Paint Media and Applications
Reading Reference Material
Painting Base Coats
Texturing Surfaces for Depth
Painting Highlights and Details
Iridescence and Gloss
Clear or Finish Coats
Developing an Individual Style

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT BREAKTHROUGH MANUALS:
“I learned more reading this book than I learned in a 6 week taxidermy course that cost thousands. They didn’t even touch upon 1/10th of the material in the book.”

“I’d recommend them to the first time novice or a veteran commercial taxidermist–they both will find them worth every penny.”

“I’ve been a taxidermist for 12 years. These manuals have shown me things that will start saving me time and money immediately!”

“A real pleasure–I stayed up half the night reading. You guys have really outdone yourselves this time.”

“I wanted to write and say thanks for providing some great learning materials that have helped me learn more about taxidermy than I thought possible in such a short time.”

Details

ISBN: 0-925245-12-7
Publisher: WASCO TAXIDERMY
Publish Date: 06-15-1996

“THE BREAKTHROUGH FISH CARVING MANUAL”

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