For woodcarvers with a love of the beach — or those looking for a new challenge — Schifffer Books has a new publication, Power Carving a Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab by Alan “Mickey” Brown. It contains instructions and pattern templates for carving the crab with power tools. Tips and techniques on both carving and painting — for the crab and for a display base incorporating grasses and barnacles — are also included. The book also includes the scientific terms for all parts of the crab. Power Carving a Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab (Schiffer Publishing, ISBN 978-0-7643-3965-30 is priced at $16.99.