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Critique: "The Whittling Handbook" is the perfect introduction to the simple, yet immensely pleasurable, craft of creating attractive objects with nothing more than a knife and a piece of timber.
Classic Whittling: Basic Techniques and Old-Time Projects covers all the basics of whittling from how to select the best knife to sharpening tips, selecting wood, and learning the basics.
An important aspect of development is the whittling down of the brain: A newborn has far more nerve cells and nerve cell connections than does an adult.