Carving Traditional Serif Lettering in Capitals

2017-04-08T17:01:11+00:00 February 24th, 2013|

Have you every wanted to make you own hand-carved sign? Maybe as a gift? The letters "R" and "S" contain all the lines you need to learn the basics for carving the traditional serif alphabet in capitals.

  • Lesson Contents: single episode
  • Type of Wood: Basswood
  • Tool List: 3mm v-chisel; 6mm, v-chisel; #1, 14mm; #1, 20mm; #5, 14mm; #5, 18mm
  • Skill Level: Beginner

NOTE: Fonts are often copyrighted. Please research specific fonts before using them in carvings you intend to sell.

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  1. Don January 22, 2017 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Mary: You say I will need a 3mm v-chisel and 6mm “v”, I understand that much but you seem to never indicate what angle chisel you are using. For example I have 45, 60 and 70 degree “v” chisels, which one should be used?

    • Mary May January 22, 2017 at 10:20 pm - Reply

      Hi Don,
      Sorry for not clarifying, but 100% of my v-chisels, no matter what size have a 60 degree angle.

      • Don January 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm - Reply

        Thank you Mary.

        • Mary May January 25, 2017 at 11:48 am - Reply

          You’re welcome Don! Enjoy!

  2. Gary Herring April 19, 2018 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    Brought to you by the letter R and S..

    • MaryMay May 4, 2018 at 2:15 pm - Reply


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