This is a brief introduction to "Carving a Celtic Cross."

This lesson shows how to carve the very popular historical motif, the Celtic Knot, in this Celtic Cross design. This is carved in basswood and shows a dramatic 3-D illusion in the overlapping knot detail.

  • Lesson Contents: 2 episodes; template, tool list, and photo in Episode 1
  • Type of Wood: Basswood
  • Size: 6-3/4"w x 9-7/8"h x 7/8"d
  • Tool List: 3mm v-chisel; 6mm v-chisel; #1, 10mm; #1, 14mm; #1, 18mm; #2, 6mm, #3, 3mm; #3, 6mm; #3, 14mm; #3, 18mm; #4, 14mm; #5, 5mm, #5, 14mm; 6mm skew chisel (optional)
  • Skill Level: Advanced

Learn how to apply an antique finish to this project with Antique Finishing on a Celtic Cross or try some other options with Basic Finishing Techniques for Basswood Carvings.

= More Lessons at the Advanced Skill Level =