Letter Carving

Techniques & Projects to Hone Your Skills

Letter Carving

By:  Hibberd, Andrew

Product ID:  GM0203
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8.3 X 10.9 in
192 pg


Years of experience, right at your fingertips. If you are a beginner or intermediate carver ready to improve your skills, this book is for you. In Letter Carving: Techniques & Projects to Hone Your Skills, Andrew J. Hibberd shares his techniques for carving letters on wood and Portland stone.

Projects sure to impress. Hibberd uses projects of his own creation to help carvers master key steps in lettering. And since the work increases in difficulty as you go, you'll be improving your skills as you make your way through the book.

Period carving for a classic look. These unique projects start simply, and new styles and skills are introduced along the way. You don't need to undertake a lengthy apprenticeship to get started with this enjoyable and rewarding craft.


  • Cutting board, house sign, garden bench, picture frame, and church plaque projects
  • All the practical knowledge you need to get started, including detailed information on tools, materials and techniques
  • Easy to follow step-by-step projects
  • Explores different fonts for varied effects
  • Practical tips for professional results

Improve your lettering or discover a new skill. Thanks to the expertise and experience Hibberd shares, you'll soon learn to produce the results you've always hoped to – or only dreamed of. With 550 brilliant step-by-step photographs and 30 illustrations, this indispensable book makes letter carving completely accessible and easy to follow.

Andrew Hibberd lives and works in Norfold. He started carving at an early age and after an eclectic mix of careers he trained as a wood carver at the City and Guilds of London Art School. Numerous public and private commissions followed, and he now has a successful career as a letter carver, producing both original and restoration work in a wide variety of styles. He is a regular contributor to Wood Carving magazine. This is his first book for GMC.