Carving a Basic Flower – Beginner Lesson #7

2017-06-01T17:13:22-04:00 June 28th, 2012|

This Beginner Lesson is available to FREE Members.

This symmetrical flower shows how to carve overlapping petals and techniques in carving in the correct grain direction to achieve controlled carving cuts.

  • Lesson Contents: single episode, template, tool list, and photo
  • Type of Wood: Basswood
  • Dimensions: 3-3/8"dia. x 1/8"d
  • Skill Level: Beginner
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  1. Dave Chimel January 18, 2018 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    Hi Mary
    The first one interesting, the second time I carved it show big time improvement, very satisfied with the second. One was done on maple, second was done on basswood. Can’t wait to start something else. Thank you so much for these lessons. I’m hooked.

    • MaryMay January 21, 2018 at 4:03 pm - Reply

      Glad to hear it Dave! (Hooked another one!) Happy Carving!

  2. Kelly Lemen May 26, 2018 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for these lessons. I love my flower. Even if it’s not the best. I’m hooked. I have to say that I wish I had the right tools. Also wish I had got mine from the store that had the right size ones. Much better price. Lol. Live and learn. So next time I will get them from there. Even if it takes a week to get them. I’m in AZ. There are no teachers and only one store a half hour a way from me. So thank you very much for having this school.
    Sincerely Kelly

    • MaryMay May 27, 2018 at 11:58 am - Reply

      Hi Kelly,
      Welcome to the school and the world of woodcarving! I always hope that my school will reach those who don’t have access to teachers in their area. Your flower (now on the student gallery) looks great! Be proud!

  3. Frank Withers December 21, 2018 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Mary where can I get the template to trace?

    • MaryMay December 23, 2018 at 9:50 pm - Reply

      When you go to watch the full lesson, look under the video. There is a link to the template.

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