Learn to carve a wood spirit by seeing every step, every cut and every detail. If you've ever wanted to carve a wood spirit, or simply lear to carve, this comprehensive step-by-step tutorial from acclaimed carver, Lora S. Irish, will teach you everything you need to know. Follow along as she clearly explains and presents the carving process from start to finish - every cut, every tool change, and every depth check. Lora will teach you the skills to carve the Grape Man Wood Spirit (shown on cover) and then you'll find 20 additional patterns representing the Classic Wood Spirit, Lazy Days, North Wind Wood Spirit and many more. For the beginner, there's a complete overview of woods and necessary tools. For the intermediate student, you'll find interesting tips for creating realistic facial features and unique details - from brow to eyelids to the windswept hair, beard and mustache. This book is the closest thing to pulling up a chair at Lora's workbench! 136 pages. 2013 revised edition.