Attention, woodcarvers! Create beautiful carvings from natural materials like cypress knees, burls, driftwood, and weathered wood. Here are tips, techniques, and an amazing gallery from today's top carvers. Discover how to create amazing woodcarvings from "found" substances like driftwood and weathered wood! Part of the magic of woodcarving is taking a raw block of wood and molding it into a form with features, details, and texture. The book includes an incredible gallery from today's top carvers as well as scavenging and woodcarving tips, techniques, and methods. It also includes step-by-step tutorials that can walk the woodcarver, regardless of their experience, through the entire woodcarving project. Each project is presented by renowned and acknowledged expert carvers and artists that specialize in finding "diamonds in the rough." They look at a piece of used wood and see its potential, mapping out a design and carving it to bring a piece of leftover, weathered wood into the status of woodcarving masterpiece. Artists that are included: Jack Portice, Carol Jean Boyd, Debbe Edwards, Rick Jensen. David Neener, Marshal Artime, John Burke, Jim Wright, Gary Falin, Renee Manning. Each of these artists is an expert carver, world-class creator, and superb scavenger for found wood. In addition to tips on where to find found wood, the book also offers artist insight into why found wood is a superior carving product and why every artist has a connection with the material they are working with. Once you read this book, take in the breathtaking photographs, and connect with the artists, you will never look at a used piece of wood the same again. If you are looking for a new challenge that uses your carving skills and teaches you how to see unpolished gems in everyday items, this book is for you.