This is a brief introduction to "Carving a Windmill Cookie Mold."

You have probably passed the traditional windmill cookies a hundred times at the grocery store without even knowing it. This lesson will teach you how to carve a springerle mold (also called speculoos mold) for these lovely little treats. This type of "reverse carving" is known as intaglio or mirrored bas-relief. For our purposes here, the result is basically a 3D stamp or mold that can be made in any design you can imagine.

  • Lesson Contents: single episode; template, tool list, and photo
  • Type of Wood: Cherry
  • Dimensions: 2-1/4"w x 4-1/8"h x 1/4"d
  • Tool List: 3mm v-chisel; 6mm v-chisel; #1, 10mm, #1, 14mm; #3, 3mm; #3, 6mm; #7, 6mm; #7, 10mm
  • Skill Level: Beginner
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