Carving a Maple Leaf

2017-04-08T17:09:41-04:00 April 24th, 2013|

This video shows the process of carving a maple leaf incised into the wood - also referred to as "Intaglio carving".

  • Lesson Contents: single episode
  • Type of Wood: Mahogany
  • Dimensions: 4"w x 3"h
  • Skill Level: Basic
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  1. Lisa Thompson March 1, 2018 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    I’ve always LOVED the craftsmanship and talent seen at wood shows and local woodcarver clubs. I tried chip carving, but my arthritis and scleroderma (tight skin) limits my grip and motion. I recently learned of the palm tools, which feel easier to use, and am just discovering lighter forms of carving- outline on a painted surface, shallow relief, and what I just saw on this site- intaglio. I planning on attending the Woodcarvers show in Millersville, PA soon, and am looking FORWARD to all the tools and instruction in a simpler, less physical forms of carving. I also just learned about reciprocating blades. Can’t WAIT to try it all, and someday be in a show. I found your site on Chipping Thanks for all the info!! Lisa T.

    • MaryMay March 3, 2018 at 10:56 am - Reply

      Hi Lisa,
      So glad you are getting involved in carving! There are many options out there – knives, full-length and palm size gouges, dremel tools. Ask a lot of questions when you are at carving shows and you will get a lot of different answers and suggestions. Have fun discovering!

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