This is a brief introduction to "Carving an Acanthus Leaf on a Tea Table Leg."

This is the continuation of a Charleston Tea Table I have had in my shop for about 5 years. A traditional tea table is a pedestal table which is typically supported by three, low legs. This design is just one more example of how endlessly versatile the acanthus leaf is.

The "Carving an Acanthus Leaf on a Turned Post" lesson was carved for the pedestal of this table and the "Carving the Ball and Claw Foot" lesson will teach you how to carve the traditional choice of foot for these table legs. Forgive the SD (standard definition) of my older lessons. One day, I will get around to upgrading some of the more popular lessons.

  • Lesson Contents: 2 episodes; template, tool list, and photo in Episode 1
  • Type of Wood: Mahogany
  • Size: 7-3/8"long x 2"w x 1/8"d
  • Tool List: 4mm v-chisel; 6mm v-chisel; 6mm skew chisel; #3, 3mm; #3, 6mm; #3, 14mm; #4, 14mm; #5, 8mm; #7, 8mm; #7, 10mm
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
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