Hecla in a snow storm, -- landlord, stop whittling
There was empty drygoods boxes under the awnings, and loafers roosting on them all day long, whittling
them with their Barlow knives; and chawing tobacco, and gaping and yawning and stretching -- a mighty ornery lot.
Sometimes, notwithstanding the snow, when I returned from my walk at evening I crossed the deep tracks of a woodchopper leading from my door, and found his pile of whittlings
on the hearth, and my house filled with the odor of his pipe.
is an art form that can be as simple or as complex as you like.
In addition to whittling
fundamentals, Classic Whittling
includes a wealth of sample projects, from interlinking hearts and ball-in-a-cage to "fan birds" (with delicate wingfeathers spread wide), spoons, whistles, walking sticks and much more.