Carving a Traditional Fan

2017-04-09T00:18:39-04:00 January 21st, 2015|

This is a brief introduction to "Carving a Traditional Fan."

This lesson shows how to carve a Traditional Fan into a flat board.

  • Lesson Contents: 2 episodes; template, tool list, photo, and written instructions in Episode 1
  • Type of Wood: Basswood
  • Dimensions: 9-3/4"w x 4-11/16"h x 1/8"d
  • Tool List: 6mm v-chisel; #1, 14mm flat chisel; #1, 18mm flat chisel; #3, 6mm fishtail; #4, 14 mm; #5, 14mm; #7, 14mm
  • Skill Level: Basic
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  1. roger angst January 29, 2015 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Looking forward to this video

    • Bob Easton January 29, 2015 at 4:58 pm - Reply

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  2. Jeff Hesketh April 1, 2019 at 9:42 am - Reply

    Hi Mary. This was a fun lesson. I recently carved this fan in to the aprons of a Paul Sellers side (walnut) table project (uploaded to your student gallery today). Even though I made a lot of mistakes, on both projects, I think the carving really adds a lot to the tables appearance. I found this to be a good confidence builder and plan to try it again using red oak. Best regards, Jeff

    • MaryMay April 4, 2019 at 6:55 pm - Reply

      Hi Jeff,
      I just added your photo to the student gallery (sorry for the delay in getting to that). It’s a beautiful addition to the table! Congratulations!

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