How to Carve Netsuke and Miniature Sculpture: Free PDF Download
This is a link to a detailed 361 page instruction book on how to carve netsuke and miniature sculpture. The file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. It requires Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download from www.adobe.com) although you probably already have it on your computer – most newer machines come with it already installed.
The PDF file is called Carving_Netsuke It’s an 18 megabyte file, so sorry for the marathon download if you’re on a soda straw connection.
Here’s the link: Carving_Netsuke
There is also a companion pattern file for making buckskin pouches that you’ll also need: Buckskin_Pouch_Patterns
Above is a reduced size example of a typical page. The page sizes in the actual document are common screen sized 7 1/2 by 9 inches. These instructions are copyrighted, and are intended for your non-commercial use. In other words, have a good time with them, but you aren’t allowed to make money from selling or distributing them (the instructions, not what you carve). I’m not charging you for them, so please don’t charge someone else.