This is an introduction to "Carving a Rice Sheaf on a Bed Post."

This 2 episode lesson is Part 1 of the "Charleston Rice Bed Post" series. Learn to carve the beautiful Rice Sheaf design based on one of the rare, original Charleston rice beds of the 1780s - 90s. The sheath of the post is carved as a beautifully simple, fluted "vase" from which spread two elegant sheaves of rice from which the historic four post beds get their name.

  • Series: Part 1 of 5 in the "Charleston Rice Bed"
  • Lesson Contents: 2 episodes; template, tool list, and photo in Episode 1
  • Type of Wood: Mahogany
  • Size: 9" long x 3-1/4" Dia.
  • Tool List: 3mm v-chisel; #1, 1mm; #1, 10mm; #3, 3mm; #3, 6mm; #3; 18mm; #4, 14mm; #4, 18mm; #5, 5mm; 6mm skew chisel
  • Skill Level: Advanced

Lessons in this Series:

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