This video shows the technique of lowering down the background and carving a basic acanthus leaf flowing down the knee of a cabriole leg.
- Lesson Contents: 2 episodes; template, tool list, and photo available in Episode 1
- Type of Wood: Mahogany
- Tool List: 5mm v-chisel; #3, 3mm; #3, 6mm; #3, 14mm; #5, 5mm; #5, 14mm; #11, 3mm
- Skill Level: Intermediate
- Casting Available: Having a 3-D reference is tremendously helpful and allows you to get an accurate assessment of the carving's size, shape, and depth.
= More Lessons at the Basic Skill Level =
I am really enjoying your website and how much it offers. This note is concerning the same thing Jim Brower addressed in his email. Like him I am having trouble visualizing the design and know the correct way to attach the knee blocks. Bore and dowel works well usually but with the carving on this block I need a set of the same photos you are locating for Jim. A pattern would be a great help too, Hope to hear from you soon.
Kim Todd (Kt)