Carving an Open Book & Rose

2017-04-08T23:06:48-04:00 February 1st, 2017|

This is a brief introduction to "Carving an Open Book & Rose."

This three episode lesson shows how to carve an original design; a single rose laying across the rolling pages of an open book.

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



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  1. Ted Reischl June 17, 2017 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Great project! It looks really difficult but actually isn’t. More fun than anything else. If I were just handed the template, yup, it would be one heck of a challenge figuring out the slopes, etc. But being able to watch Mary carve explains it very well. Being able to carve something like this has boosted my confidence level tremendously. Looks like I am going to have to give something with acanthus leaves a try. . . . .

    • MaryMay June 21, 2017 at 8:48 am - Reply

      Hi Ted,
      The perspective tricks for this lesson are the challenging parts. Glad to know this builds confidence! Have fun!

  2. Christina McGlothlin January 13, 2019 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Just finished this lesson. Thank you, I learned alot. I did find it challenging, but those are the best. When I repeat this lesson, as I’m apt to do, I’ll do better. Now I need to decide how I’m going to display it.

    • MaryMay January 21, 2019 at 12:16 pm - Reply

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this! I do encourage students to repeat a lesson. It’s amazing what you learn each time.

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