This is a brief introduction to "Carving a Reed & Laurel Leaf Foot on a Turning."
This single episode lesson is Part 6 of "The Turned Dresser Leg" series and covers the completion of the project with this final detail. Learn how to carve the flared reeds and a different kind of overlapping laurel leaf for the foot of this turning.
- Series: Part 6 of 6 in the "Turned Dresser Leg"
- Lesson Contents: single episode; template, tool list, and photo
- Type of Wood: Mahogany
- Size: 4-3/4" x 2" dia.
- Tool List:
- Skill Level: Intermediate
- BONUS: By popular request, I've added a photo and measurements of the bench-top vice to the first episode of each part of this series. Enjoy!
Lessons in this Series:
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Mary, When you have a complicated commission such as this table leg, does the customer give you precise instructions or are you expected to know what the work should look like?
Hi Carolyn. That all depends. Often with period reproductions I have a more specific design to carve. These are often based on photographs that the customer supplies. I base all I need to carve from these photos and measurements from the customer. This can be quite difficult sometimes. That’s why I often say “loosely” based on an original. Depth of carving is difficult to tell from photos.