This is a brief introduction to "Carving a Large Sunburst."
This lesson teaches how to carve a large sunburst design as a center piece for a fireplace surround.
- Lesson Contents: 2 episodes; template, tool list, and photo in Episode 1
- Type of Wood: Poplar
- Dimensions: 19-1/4"w x 8"h
- Tool List: 6mm v-chisel; #3, 6mm; #3, 18mm; #4, 12mm; #4, 14mm; #4, 18mm; #7, 14mm; #8, 6mm; #8, 10mm; #10, 5mm
- Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
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Mary, is there a name for carving the rays like this, where the line between the rays is the high point, and the type of carving where the high point is the middle of the ray and the lines between them are the low point?
I refer to them as “concave” (hollowed or scooped rays) rays and “convex” (raised or rounded over) rays. I’m not sure of the “official” name, however. Works for me!
Hi Mary, thanks so much for this excellent lesson. I am new to your classes and wondered if templates are available for these sunburst patterns?
Bob Easton here as technical support for Mary May’s web sites.
Almost all lessons have templates included on the first episode, as mentioned on the Introduction page for each. … just below the image or intro teaser video.
Thanks Bob. I just overlooked that before.
Are all your #4 fish tails, I can find a#4 20mm, but not a 18, Are they Stubia,does any one mfg #5 in fishtails Thanks Dan Larkin
A 20mm will work also. The ones I have are German Dastra. You should be able to find larger #4 or #5 fishtails in Pfeil brand. Either one should work for this lesson.