There’s a pretty good chance that, if you’re reading this, you’ve got access to a rotary tool, whether that’s a Dremel or other brand. Did you know that you can use these tools for wood-carving? There’s a range of bits designed for this, including burrs in all shapes and sizes. If you’ve already got a rotary tool, you can get the basic bits you need to get started power carving for under £10, (although you can certainly spend more as you need a wider range of bits).
The Power Carving Manual takes you through the basic techniques, and then on to a range of projects. Each is well photographed and easy to follow. We struggled to reach the level of detail that the authors did, but that’s to be expected – we’re new to the craft of power carving.