Carving a Cross in a Circle

2017-04-09T00:35:08-04:00 May 14th, 2014|


This lesson shows how to carve an cross inside a circle. At the end of each arm on the cross there are 2 small scrolls. This carving is in mahogany and is a great project to carve on a flat board. It also has a stippled background.

  • Lesson Contents: single episode, template, tool list, and photo
  • Type of Wood: Mahogany
  • Dimensions: 2-3/4" diameter
  • Tool List: 6mm v-chisel; #1, 14mm; #3, 6mm; #4, 12mm; #5, 8mm; #7, 6mm; #7, 8mm
  • Skill Level: Basic/Intermediate
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  1. Ben Purvis June 13, 2016 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    The cross was my first attempt at carving after a weeks class with Mary. I downloaded the video to my laptop and took it to my shop. Watch a few minutes and then carve a few. What a great way to learn.

    • Caleb May June 15, 2016 at 3:29 pm - Reply

      It’s an honor to work with Mary and I’m very proud of her work. I’m happy to hear you’re taking full advantage of the Premium download capability and that it’s helping you to progress in your art. Feel free to upload pictures of your work to the Student’s Gallery!

    • Mary May June 15, 2016 at 10:02 pm - Reply

      Thanks Ben! Glad to hear you’re diving right in! Have fun!

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