There are now 16 individual carving projects on my video school. They range from very basic projects for people who have never picked up a carving tool to advanced furniture carving projects for experienced carvers.
I also have included a video about carving tools, and also several on sharpening various styles of gouges.
If you are a beginning carver, I have included a list of what would be the best order to view the videos, and also a list of basic tools to get started.
Most of the videos projects focus on classical carvings for either furniture or architectural details.
To date, the following videos are on the site:
Woodcarving Basics – Starting to Carve
Woodcarving Basics – Carving a Simple Flower
Woodcarving Basics – How to Carve a Donut
How to Carve a Camellia
How to Carve an Acanthus Leaf on a Cabriole Leg
How to Carve an Acanthus Leaf on a Turned Post
Linenfold Carving – Ribbon Style
Linenfold Carving – Drapery Style
Carving Basic Leaf Molding
Carving Egg and Dart Molding in Oak
Carving Egg and Dart Molding in Poplar
Carving Egg and Dart Molding – Production Mode
Carving a Turned Capital
Carving Reeds on a Table Leg
Carving a Fully 3-dimensional Hand
Carving a Celtic Knot
The latest videos on Linenfold carving that I have added were filmed while I was teaching at Marc Adams several weeks ago. It was fun trying to edit these videos, because the class was quite large – and somewhat rowdy. So I had to cut out some of the background noise or it would have just been confusing if you weren’t actually part of the class. So the places where there is simply music is where the students were getting a little loud. It was a wild, but very fun class. And we actually got a lot of carving done.
I am currently working on editing the video on carving the Philadelphia style ball and claw foot, and hope to have that up on the site within the next few weeks.
I recently spent 10 days enjoying the cool mountain breezes of Colorado. I spent a lot of time hiking, and had time to think about the future and my plans for the video web site. Sometimes when you go on vacation, you want to get completely away from your work. Well, I didn’t get away from my work, I just was in a position to view things from a different perspective. Here are some of my ideas:
– pick a piece of furniture with a lot of carving (such as a Philadelphia lowboy) and show the process of carving each of the details.
– include furniture making or other specialty woodworking skills in the future – from other teachers
– More sculpture pieces
I’m always looking for more ideas, so if anybody has any other suggestions, please let me know.
If you have not seen the video school site, click on the “Come Join Us” under the sample video to the right. You can try the site for 3 days for free – if you decide that this is not something you would be interested in, just cancel before the 3 days, and you will not be charged.