Carving a Nautilus Shell

2018-04-02T17:38:43+00:00 March 28th, 2018|


This is a brief introduction to "Carving a Nautilus Shell."

This single episode lesson show how to carve an incised nautilus shell into the mitered corner of a cabinet. This is a great example of dealing with unpredictable grain issues, not just because of the miter, but because of the wood itself.

  • Lesson Contents: template, tool list,and photo in single episode
  • Type of Wood: Sapele
  • Size: 2-1/2"w x 3-1/4"h x 1/8"d
  • Tool List: 4mm v-chisel; #3, 14mm; #5, 14mm; #6, 8mm; #7, 6mm; #8, 6mm
  • Skill Level: Basic

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2 Comments

  1. Greg Messick May 17, 2018 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    Mary I have learned so much since I have been watching you explain your carving. It is actually simple and I was making my carving harder by making it too complicated. Carving is such a relief for me.

    • MaryMay May 18, 2018 at 8:12 am - Reply

      To happy to hear that! Keep having fun!

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