Carving a Shell and Acanthus Leaf Design (5/13/2013) - Watch how to carve this classical shell and acanthus design in basswood.
Carving a Dragon and Acanthus Leaf Design (3/28/2013) - This VERY long video shows the process of carving a highly ornate dragon and acanthus leaf design. I will add chapters as I edit them. This will be more like a TV series - keeps you in suspense of what the next step is...
Drawing an Acanthus Leaf (12/7/2012) - This video shows the process of how to draw the traditional acanthus leaf. It covers how to draw "eyes", "pipes", and the subtle details that bring this wonderful design to life.
8. Woodcarving Basics – Carving an Acanthus Leaf on a Cabriole Leg (7/4/2012) - This video shows the technique of lowering down the background and carving a basic acanthus leaf on a cabriole leg.
Carving Corner Acanthus Leaf on Egg and Dart Molding (6/30/2012) - This video shows how to carve the little acanthus leaf detail in the mitered corner of egg and dart molding. This little detail shows that egg and dart molding his hand-carved.
Carving a Turned Capital (6/29/2012) - See the process of laying out the design, carving the lower layer of acanthus leaves, and carving the upper leaves on a turned capital.
Carving an Acanthus Leaf on a Turned Post (6/28/2012) - This beautiful period Charleston tea table has a traditional acanthus leaf carved on the turned pedestal. See how to lower down the background and carve this delicate leaf.