This four episode lesson is Part 1 of the "Philadelphia Highboy" series in which you will learn how to carve the decorative acanthus leaf design for the pediment of a Philadelphia Highboy. This particular carving is based on a Highboy I carved in 2006, blended with various designs I have seen in photographs and successfully maintains the integrity of the traditional Philadelphia style.

  • Series: Part 1 of 4 in the "Philadelphia Highboy"
  • Lesson Contents: 4 episodes; template, tool list, and photo in Episode 1
  • Type of Wood: Mahogany
  • Dimensions: 12-3/4"w x 7-1/2"h x 3/8"d
  • Tool List: 3mm v-chisel; 6mm v-chisel; #3, 6mm; #3, 18mm; #4, 14mm; #5, 8mm; #5, 14mm; #7, 6mm; #7, 10mm; #11, 3mm
  • Skill Level: Advanced

Lessons in this Series:

I have plans to create a lesson for the Shell to complete the series. Stay tuned!

= More Lessons at the Advanced Skill Level =