Carving Butterflies on a Keepsake Box

2017-04-08T23:40:24-04:00 April 6th, 2016|

This is a brief introduction to "Carving Butterflies on a Keepsake Box."

This single episode lesson teaches how to carve two simple line carvings into the surface of a beautiful keepsake box crafted by a fellow woodworker and carving student, Robert McCabe.

  • Lesson Contents: template, tool list, and photo in single episode
  • Type of Wood: Limewood/Basswood
  • Size: 3-3/8"w x 3"h (large); 2"w x 1-5/8"h (small)
  • Tool List: 3mm v-chisel; #11, 2mm
  • Skill Level: Basic


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  1. jim knight October 16, 2016 at 10:34 am - Reply

    I just signed up for the yearly access to your lessons, what I am wondering now that I have finished up the intro on free lessons; is there a sequence of lessons such as lesson 14, 15, 16 etc. to keep track and progress on or just open lessons for viewing and seeing how to do that carving in that episode.

    • Mary May October 16, 2016 at 2:22 pm - Reply

      Hello Jim,
      That has been something difficult to do with the Premium Lessons. From that point, it really depends on what direction you are wanting to go with your carving. There are several categories and I don’t want to narrow the choices – such as floral carving, period furniture reproductions, animals, etc. The one thing I would suggest is go to the Videos menu and go to “Videos by Category” and go to “Skill Lever – Basic” or go to this link. I have categorized the lessons as basic, intermediate, and advanced. You can look through the Basic level and see what your preference is. Hopefully this will narrow your search and not get into projects that are too advanced early in the learning process.

      I hope to have a process set up on the school where lessons can be tracked, but can get pretty complicated from a web-site perspective. If we do implement this, I will put an announcement up in the newsletter.

      Happy carving!

  2. Kareem Joseph December 6, 2018 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Hi I’m Kareem Joseph I really want to get some lesson to better myself in carving how I go about doing that

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