I recently finished details for a carved fireplace. This is going to be a reproduction of an original Charleston fireplace from the early 19th century. I will post photos when it is built and installed – hopefully within the next month. This is carved in poplar and will be painted.
I recently added a 2-episode video lesson to my online school on how to carve the smaller vertical shaped sunbursts – about 1 hours long.
Today I added the first episode of the video lesson to my online school for carving the large horizontal center sunburst design. This first episode shows how to carve the segments that generally go with the grain. The second and final episode will be added next week and will focus on carving the segments that mostly go across the grain.
I am currently teaching a relief carving class at Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Indianapolis. We carved a very challenging lilly today and tomorrow we are going to carve that wonderful acanthus leaf. The class is going great and I’ll share more photos after the week is over.