This is a project I carved for a client who wanted a duplicate carving for a matching headboard. This is a very deep relief of a classical European style carving of a leaf and nut - likely a German design.

  • Lesson Contents: 3 episodes; template, tool list, and photo available in Episode 1
  • Type of Wood: Walnut
  • Dimensions: 5-1/2"w x 5-3/4"h x 1-1/2"d
  • Tool List: 6mm v-chisel; #1, 14mm; #3, 6mm; #3, 14mm; #7, 14mm
  • Skill Level: Advanced

Consider Using a Casting

It is often very handy having something 3-dimensional in front of you to copy while you carve. Being able to see all the “un-knowables” such as depth, subtle cuts, etc. is tremendously helpful. Photos are not always able to show depth, and quite often shadows create a false illusion of shape. I have a casting available for this lesson. ...HERE...

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