This book helps you learn to carve roses, hibiscuses, and morning glories that are strikingly true to life! This beginning-to-advanced-level carving book offers three projects designed to teach the carving skills needed to recreate any flower, using a rotary carving tool for most operations. Each project incorporates new skills and techniques that are structured to guide you through the basics of flower carving. The author, an award-winning woodcarver, offers step-by-step instructions for carving and texturing a lifelike flower, along with full-size patterns and excellent painting guidelines. Beautiful close-up reference photographs of real flowers reveal subtle variations in bloom, petals and leaf groupings. This book includes a detailed examination of all the power tools needed to create realistic carvings, including bits and burs, flexible shaft machines, handpieces and dust collectors.