Carving a Lion’s Paw

2017-04-09T00:50:00-04:00 December 4th, 2013|

This lesson shows how to carve a traditional lion's paw for the foot of a piece of furniture I repaired. I carved one new foot to match three existing feet.

  • Lesson Contents: 2 episodes; template, tool list, and photo in Episode 1
  • Type of Wood: Mahogany
  • Dimensions: 4"w x 2"h x 2-7/8"d
  • Tool List: 6mm v-chisel; #3, 6mm; #3, 18mm; #4, 14mm; #5, 14mm; #7, 6mm; #7, 12mm
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
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  1. Mark McMahon September 19, 2014 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    Off sculpting due to shoulder injury so trying to learn how to do it right . Hope to pick up knowledge from you saw some stuff on utube sign me up goal make a wooden lion for 2 yr old grandson about 3 – 4 feet high . Was pounding on old tree trunk .


  2. Mark McMahon September 19, 2014 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    I felt very much how you said you started in your intro video only I ‘m a much slower learner just after several years getting an edge on an knife and axe. Destroyed many fine fan chisels trying to sharpen them . So as I recuperate I’m actually going to try for an education on proper hoe to so attention to sharpening for dummies I’m signing up for the videos , thanks

    and axe

    • Mary May September 20, 2014 at 9:00 am - Reply

      Glad you’re getting back into it and that you’re healing up. Think of sharpening as a sort of physical therapy to get you back into carving!

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