This is a brief introduction to "Carving Neptune's Trident."

This 2 episode lesson shows how to carve the trident of King Neptune (Poseidon) on the panel of a client's custom-built desk. This is a great grain challenge for any beginner. I'll walk you through the order of cuts to get the illusion of overlapping elements even though the carving is "in reverse."

  • Lesson Contents: 2 episodes; template, tool list, and photo in Episode 1
  • Type of Wood: Sapele
  • Size: 6"w x 18"h x 3/8"d
  • Tool List: 4mm v-chisel; 6mm v-chisel; #1, 14mm; #3, 6mm; #7, 6mm; #7, 8mm; riffler file
  • Skill Level: Basic


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