Carving the Byzantine Style on a Bellows

2017-04-08T23:34:16-04:00 June 8th, 2016|

This is a brief introduction to "Carving the Byzantine Style on a Bellows."

This four episode lesson shows how to carve an example of the beautiful Byzantine Style on half of a homemade bellows. This distinctively stylized acanthus leaf from the 6th century is most noted as an architectural decoration from Constantinople (modern day Istanbul, Turkey) which gained popularity and spread across Europe to Italy and on to England.

  • Lesson Contents: 4 episodes PLUS Bonus Episode; template, tool list, and photo in Episode 1
  • Type of Wood: Mahogany
  • Size: 6-3/16"w x 10"h x 3/8"d
  • Tool List: 4mm v-chisel; #1, 10mm; #1, 14mm; #3, 6mm; #3, 18mm; #4, 14mm; #5, 8mm; #5, 14mm; #7, 6mm; #7, 8mm; #7, 10mm; #7, 14mm
  • Skill Level: Advanced
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  1. nicholas yearwood July 12, 2016 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    Cool course

    • Mary May July 12, 2016 at 9:32 pm - Reply

      Glad you like it!

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