Carving Stylized Serif Lettering in Capitals

2017-04-09T00:34:20-04:00 May 21st, 2014|

This lesson shows how to carve a stylized, serif lettering in capitals. With the examples "M", "A", "R", "I" and "O" you will get an understanding of how these lines differ from their traditional forms to carve a stylized alphabet and possibly even design your own!

  • Lesson Contents: 2 episodes; click here to access Episode 1
  • Type of Wood: Mahogany
  • Dimensions: letters are 3" tall
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

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

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  1. Charlie November 23, 2014 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Hi Mary,
    What about the rest of the letters?


    • Bob Easton November 23, 2014 at 10:11 am - Reply

      Hello Charles,
      Did you see the other lettercarving lesson showing S and R?

      The combination of these two lessons show all of the parts used in most letters. I think the only thing left is a horizontal part of an E or F, and those shouldn’t be hard.

      From doing technical support for Mary’s sites, I remember her mentioning that there’s another lettercarving lesson in her queue. But, don’t let that stop you from getting to the shop and carving letters. 🙂

      • Mary May November 23, 2014 at 8:53 pm - Reply

        Hi Charles and Bob.
        You’re correct, Bob, in that the letter carving lessons that I have currently (with serifs) go over most of the details of letters. Details of the ends of letters are similar for many letters. I will be adding another letter carving lesson within the next few weeks where I will be carving smaller san-serif letters (without the turned ends details of the letters).


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