Carving Incised Outline Lettering

2017-04-08T23:32:01-04:00 July 6th, 2016|

This is a brief introduction to "Carving Incised Outline Lettering."

This single episode lesson shows how to carve incised outline lettering and covers several techniques to get these straight, sharp lines.

  • Lesson Contents: template, tool list, and photo in single episode
  • Type of Wood: Walnut
  • Size: 14"w x 12"h x 1/4"d
  • Tool List: 4mm v-chisel; #1, 10mm; #1, 18mm; #1, 22mm
  • Skill Level: Basic
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  1. nicholas yearwood July 12, 2016 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    It’s great

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

      Thanks Nicholas!

  2. Craig August 3, 2016 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Go Irish

    • Mary May August 3, 2016 at 10:15 pm - Reply

      Who are they?? 🙂

  3. Richard Bennett February 17, 2019 at 11:55 am - Reply

    For this type carving, do you recommend a single bevel or double bevel flat chisel? If using a single bevel chisel, is the flat side up when cutting?

    • MaryMay February 18, 2019 at 10:39 am - Reply

      Hi Richard,
      I always use a single bevel. And most of the time with letter carving I use the bevel side down (flat side up). Using bevel side up, the chisel wants to dive too deep into the wood. I have more control over depth with the bevel side down against the wood.

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