This is a brief introduction to "Carving a Large Shell Niche."
This 4 episode lesson shows how the process for building, forming, and carving a massive shell for the top of a niche shelf.
- Lesson Contents: 4 episodes; template, tool list, and photo in Episode 1
- Type of Wood: Basswood
- Size: 33-1/2"w x 18"h x 14-1/2"d
- Tool List: 6 mm v-chisel; 10mm v-chisel; #3, 6mm; #3, 14mm; #3, 18mm; #3, 18mm spoon-bent; #5, 14mm; #5, 25mm; #6, 25mm; #7, 6mm; #7, 14mm; #8, 25mm spoon-bent; 9, 10mm spoon-bent
- Skill Level: Advanced
= More Lessons at the Intermediate Skill Level =
Gorgeous work! Glue up and removing waste wood must have been intense. While your client wanted a fleur de lid, I really like the model shown in the China cabinet with the shell accent and also repeated on the top outer molding with a scroll. The client is always correct though, and we all live with that. Three weeks is a lot of time and effort. Hope you were well compensated, Mary
Hi Rev. Mary Bettencourt,
Thank you! Yes, I really liked the design with the small shell on top. It’s very unique. Traditionally they just have the simple edge like this one. And yes, I feel I priced this one right 🙂