Bottlestoppers offer a great opportunity for caricature carvers, and Tom Wolfe shows the process in his unique way. Preparing the wood block, carving, painting, and applying the hardware are covered in detail and illustrated in detail with full color photographs. The reader gets a clear idea of what needs to be done and how to do it! Tom brings his creative imagination to the project, along with well-honed skills, humor, and some new tricks that will interest carvers of all abilities. The result are bottlestoppers with character, to keep your "spirits" high and delight your guests or customers. A gallery of finished works shows a wide range of possibilities and inspires the carver's creativity.