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The Shipcarver’s Handbook

WoodenBoat Books


By Jay S. Hanna

The classic text on carving sternboards, billetheads, trailboards, eagles, dolphins, rope borders, a variety of letter styles, and more. Learn design, and lettering, set-up and carving techniques, the best woods to use, tools and sharpening, finishing, plus gold leafing.

This is a well-illustrated guide, that will inspire both the amateur and the professional. The late Jay Hanna was a carver for over 40 years, whose work continues to hang in museums.

Originally published as The Marine Carving Handbook.

Author: Jay S. Hanna
Publisher: WoodenBoat Books
Published: May 1, 1988
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9780937822142
Binding: Paperback