This is a brief introduction to "Carving an Acanthus Bracket."
This 3 episode lesson is Part 3 of the "Colonial Charleston Fireplace" series and teaches how to carve this decorative acanthus bracket, brace, or corbel. This 1770s reproduction will support a fireplace mantel in a historic Charleston home.
- Series: Part 3 of the "Colonial Charleston Fireplace"
- Lesson Contents: 3 episodes; template, tool list, and photo in Episode 1
- Type of Wood: Mahogany
- Size: 8-1/4"w x 10-1/2"h x 3"d
- Tool List: 4mm v-chisel; 6mm v-chisel; #3, 3mm; #3, 6mm; #3, 14mm; #4, 14mm; #5, 14mm; #7, 6mm; #7, 8mm; #7, 10mm; #7, 14mm; #8, 6mm; #11, 3mm
- Skill Level: Advanced
Lessons in this Series:
Stay tuned for the rest of the series!
= More Lessons at the Advanced Skill Level =
Fantastic carve …. NOW youre getting into designs I can/will use in our home here in the Tx Hill Country … we have a 2 story “Early American” style house outside and since we’ve moved in 4 yrs ago on retirement we have been trying to redo inside to match outside styles … the whole Colonial Charleston fireplace will fit perfectly on our upstairs/master bedroom fireplace …
Hope you plan on making casts of this one … if so, please put me down for one asap … just let me know cost of same …. (By the way, thanks for the series on face … now just one or so on Santa Clause???) … r
That sounds great! Please add photos to the student gallery as you work through your fireplace carving. Santas, eh? Well… there are a LOT of Santa carvers out there that are much better qualified than I am, and they use those unfamiliar carving tools – called “knives” 🙂 I’ll work on this – maybe something closer to Christmas…