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50 Things to Do with a Penknife (Hardcover)

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By Matt Collins, Maria Nilsson (Illustrator)
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Looking to whittle away the time this holiday season? This book is full of patterns and illustrated instructions to make everything from a doorstop to an earphone winder. [Karen]

— From 50 Things to Do with a Penknife


Whether you're a beginner or seasoned whittler, this practical guide to the age old yet newly popular art of whittling will delight, inspire, and instruct you. Featuring projects that cater to a range of skill levels--including a pen/pencil holder, chess pieces, a slingshot, spoon, whistle, chopsticks, fishhook, bookmark, and more elaborate carvings like a horse's head and whale--50 Things to Do with a Penknife is the perfect combination of cool craftsmanship with savvy survival-skill projects. Detailed step-by-step illustrations make this book ideal for the creative adventurer with-a-knife in your life.

About the Author

Matt Collins came to writing from a horticultural background. He trained at the Botanic Gardens of Wales before taking up a consultancy position with the Garden Museum in London. He served as head gardener for a private residence, where he honed his whittling skills and published a journal, Ivy Cities, about the work involved in maintaining a working garden.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781616896386
ISBN-10: 1616896388
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017
Pages: 144
Language: English