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Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved: Scrimshaw in the New Bedford Whaling Museum

Jack Chang brought this book to our attention: Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved: Scrimshaw in the New Bedford Whaling Museum A coffee table book detailing 700 of the over 5000 pieces of scrimshaw at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Beautifully photographed,

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The Art of Scrimshaw – DVDs

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The Art of Scrimshaw (2 DVDs) Linda Karst Stone is one of the leading scrimshaw artists in the field today and has been featured in numerous publications. Her abilities have earned her a successful career in the art of scrimshaw.

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Scrimshaw Techniques by Jim Stevens

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Scrimshaw Techniques: With Gallery of Contemporary Artists   Jim Steven’s guide is a dazzling showcase of this uniquely American art form. The pages are filled with tips, techniques, and insights that both educate and demonstrate the steps to creating authentic

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The Scrimshander’s Secret Scrapbook of Whaling Era Illustrations

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Need some inspiration for creating a piece of scrimshaw, a drawing or a painting? The Scrimshander’s Secret Scrapbook of Whaling Era Illustrations is over 180 images from the 19th and early 20th centuries with sea-faring and whaling images originally created

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Learning How to Scrimshaw – Ron Newton

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Ron Newton’s book started out as a series of handouts developed from procedures and exercises that he discovered while practicing and teaching scrimshaw. Not all students start with the same skills and talents and need different types of help. By

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Scrimshaw? But I Can’t Draw!

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Love scrimshaw? Can’t Draw? Many whale-men, the original scrimshaw artists couldn’t draw either. Using their ingenuity and the tools at hand, they were able to fashion memorable pieces of art and carvings that survive to this day. You can scrimshaw,

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