"When early seafarers first set sail...bold, larger-than-life symbolic images of power and defiance were mounted on the front of ships, in the hope that the 'spirit of the ship' could vanquish evil and protect sailors from harm--thus the rich tradition of carving figureheads was born. Now...today's woodcarvers can recapture some of that old-time glory in 15 exciting projects....With full-color photos, plenty of practical advice and troubleshooting tips, and clear illustrations, even new carvers will be able to produce colorful, adventurous pieces."--Chip Chats. "A fun book to have in your library."--Carver's News.Bridgewater, Alan is the author of 'Carving Figureheads and Other Nautical Designs - Alan Bridgewater - Paperback' with ISBN 9780806987064 and ISBN 0806987065.