Whittling for Beginners - Salty (Autographed Copy)4521
All the projects can basically be done using a single tool - a sharp knife. The book is written in an easy, encouraging way that takes away the intimidation factor that may have been stopping you from even getting started. Like all good instructors, Salty breaks down a complex project into a series of doable tasks that help you master a technique. By the book's end, you'll be well on your way.
The book starts out with a piece of basswood and builds on it with a project at a time. First you layout the plans, then you carve a ball at the end of the basswood, then you cut flat panes in another section, Then a cylinder in cage, a wooden chain, then finally a ball in cage. Each project is accompanied with photos showing the stages of layout, initial cutting, etc. 26 pages.