The Textbook for Carving Letters
By Terry R. Wolff

Wolff Publishing Works


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    Professional Woodcarver Terry R. Wolff has influenced numerous would be woodcarvers and sign carvers with his workshops and lectures, now he is reaching an even greater number with his Sign Carvers Kit.
    This fascinating new approach to learning the basic skills for carving incised letters features a technique which requires only one carving tool, a carving knife which may be purchased from Wolff Knife Works or you can make one using the specs provided in the book. Although a wide range of methods for carving letters is available, Mr. Wolff presents this method as good for both beginner and professional. It eliminates the need for a collection of expensive carving tools.
    Once this method is mastered it is easy to incorporate other techniques. For those of you who already use traditional methods, you will find the knife carving method greatly increase your carving speed.
    The techniques used in this book have been proven to help non-carvers get into woodcarving and understanding carving with the grain in a very un-threatening environment. That is why this book is recommended for beginning carvers who may not have any desire in carving signs.
    The Textbook for Carving Letters has been selected as the textbook for everyone taking the Basic Woodcarving Classes at the University of New Mexico~Taos.


The Text Offers The Following Features:

  • Large 8-1/2" by 11" format
  • Wire spiral binding for durability, and minimal use of work bench area since the book fold back on itself
  • Easy reading, set in 15 pt type
  • Detailed easy to follow step-by-step instructions, including 250 illustrations accompanying the text
  • Illustrations are on the same page as its text
  • One chapter to facilitate learning the Basic Knife Cuts
  • Three individual chapters dedicated to letters based upon their composition
  • Specs for making a carving knife
  • A Photo Gallery of Signs
  • And BEST OF ALL, following the book's format, you can easily have a COMPLETED PROJECT carved in four evenings! (Wolff can carve a sellable WELCOME sign in 20 minutes, so why not shoot for 19? Wolff recommends that students should carve as many of these projects until you perfect you technique.)



 What Other Professional Woodcarvers
                            Have To Say About The Book

"I've studied and carved with Terry for the past four years. I'm always amazed to see him (freehand) layout and carve a sign. His excellent carving skills are only surpassed by his wit."
Jerry Cetrulo
Award winning woodcarver
New Jersey

"I attended Terry Wolff's Sign Carving Course in 1987, having an interest in refining and quickening my sign carving skills. Since then I have added his knife and several variations to my tool roll using them quite often on signs and my own carousel horse replicas."
Eric Bunn
Professional Woodcarver and co-owner of the American Woodcarving School
New Jersey

"Having attended the Terry Wolff Sign Carving Workshop, after having done some carved signs on my own, really opened my eyes to the benefits of the knife carving techniques he teaches. He is a master at his trade and an excellent instructor of the art."
George Hanover
Woodcarving Instructor & Graphic Designer



About The Author

   Terry Wolff a professional woodcarver since 1976, Wolff works from his Valdez Studio. The Studio is located at the base of the San Cristobal Mountains in northern New Mexico with views of the Hondo Mesa and the Taos Ski Valley Canyon.
    Here he creates quality woodcarvings, innovative carved signs, and sculpture. Wolff also teaches carving and Internet Marketing at the University of New Mexico.
Wolff's background includes fine arts, drafting, graphic & web design, book & web publishing.  He publishes the Taos Art Guide and keeps Gray Wolf Trading Company going. In his spare time he writes, hikes, bikes, skis.


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    Wolff Publishing Works
    Post Office Box 159
    Carson ~ Taos, New Mexico 87517 USA

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