Whittle like you never have before!
- 33 inventive projects for boats, rafts, bows, arrows, slingshots, flutes, whistles—even a toy parachute
- Step-by-step instructions for each project, with coordinating high-quality photography
- Whittling techniques for each component of a Swiss Army Knife, detailed safety rules, wood selection, and more
- Use just your SAK, natural wood, and a handful of easy-to-find items to complete each project
Go beyond traditional projects and discover a world of exciting possibilities! With this book, you'll create innovative toys, tools, and instruments you won't find anywhere else.
Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Whittling in the Wild features more than 30 fun and exciting objects to make using your pocketknife, found wood, and a handful of easy-to-find items (both at home and in nature). Using your Victorinox (R) Swiss Army Knife with a saw attachment, you'll go beyond the typical walking stick and roasting spit to create unique devices like an apple slingshot, catapult, parachute, balloon saxophone, bird whistle, and dozens more.
Author and leading pocket knife expert Felix Immler is a full-time Victorinox instructor and ambassador. All Felix's projects are unique, and they can all be made using the Victorinox (R) Swiss Army Knife with a saw attachment. You'll find no need for handsaws, drills, files, gouges, hammers, axes, or any other special tools with these projects!
Inside this book, you'll find a refresher on basic whittling techniques like hand grip, rough cut, power cut, and pulling cut, as well as safety precautions from opening, closing, and stabilizing your tools to safely using the awl to stab, drill, and sew. Also included are steps to care for your Swiss Army Knife and expert tips to finding the right kind of wood for your projects.
Clear step-by-step instructions with high-quality coordinating photography are provided to guide you through whittling and carving all these amazing projects:
- Pop-Pop Boat
- Reed Boat
- Water Gun
- Eight-Blade Waterwheel
- Elder Wood Pencil
- Paddle Steamer
- Two-Stick Bow
- Swiss Arrow
- Apple Slingshot
- Indian Bow and Arrow
- Slingshot Tube
- Dart Arrow
- Shingle Arrow
- String Catapult
- Three-Shot Rubber Band Gun
- Reed Flute
- Balloon Saxophone
- Willow Flute
- Bird Whistle
- Elder Wood Flute
- Dandelion Trumpet
- Signal Whistle and Trill Whistle
- Acorn Whistle
- Knotweed Whistle
With Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Whittling in the Wild, you'll go beyond the basic and learn to use your Swiss Army Knife to whittle in a whole new way!