Carving a Decorative Letter

2018-12-19T23:08:45-04:00 December 19th, 2018|


This is a brief introduction to "Carving a Decorative Letter."

This 2 episode lesson shows how to carve a wavey vine and leaves over the surface of a sculptural serif letter.

  • Lesson Contents: 2 episodes; template, tool list, and photo in Episode 1
  • Type of Wood: Butternut
  • Size: 9-1/2"w x 8-1/2"h x 1"d
  • Tool List: 6mm v-chisel; #3, 6 mm; #3, 14mm; #5, 14mm; #7, 14mm
  • Skill Level: Basic

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2 Comments

  1. Edward Nowak December 20, 2018 at 10:12 am - Reply

    This is a beautiful carving. Do you have templates for the entire alphabet?

    • MaryMay December 23, 2018 at 9:42 pm - Reply

      Hi Edward,
      Sorry, but I do not. That would be 26 templates! I suggest printing out a favorite font very large, make it your own by softening any pointed serifs, and draw your own style of vine. Then it will be your own letter design! Enjoy!

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