This is an introduction to "Carving a Live Oak Applique."

This lesson teaches how to carve a simple applique of a majestic live oak tree. It was carved to be the focal point of a fireplace header, but the possibilities for applique installments are always endless. This isn't my typical, precision lesson with sharp lines and smooth surfaces. In fact, it's a perfect example of just how much life can be given to certain carvings by leaving and even accentuating different kinds of tool marks.

  • Lesson Contents: 2 episodes; template, tool list, and photo in Episode 1
  • Type of Wood: Cherry
  • Size: 10-1/4"w x 4"h x 7/8"d
  • Tool List: 3mm v-chisel; 6mm, v-chisel; #3, 6mm; #7; 14mm; #11, 3mm
  • Skill Level: Basic
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