Egg and Dart Molding

Mitered Corner

March 15, 2012 MaryMay Egg and Dart Molding

Mitered corner with acanthus leaf

Just a quick post, as it is late and I have to get up early tomorrow to drive to Greenville, SC to teach another beginning class. I was debating on whether to carve a shamrock, since it is St. Patricks Day, but I think the Camelia will be better. I’ll decide on the drive up […]

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Carving an acanthus leaf on a mitered corner

March 13, 2012 MaryMay Egg and Dart Molding

Cut a 45 degree angle cut around all outside edges of leaf

Here is the process of carving a very simple acanthus leaf on the inside miter of egg and dart molding. These are used to make a nice transition at the corner. Sometimes they are very complex and detailed, and sometimes they are just barely an image of an acanthus leaf. But it is definitely a […]

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Carving Egg and Dart Molding

March 8, 2012 MaryMay Egg and Dart Molding

Step 27: Finished!

I have been working on carving a large egg and dart molding in quarter sawn white oak. I have spent a lot of time sharpening my tools, because about 90% of the time I am putting my chisels into the wood, I am using a mallet. This is HARD wood! But it really is very […]

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