Carving a Large Shell Niche

2019-05-19T11:09:48-04:00 April 10th, 2019|

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


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  1. Keith Rackley April 11, 2019 at 6:22 am - Reply

    Beautiful work!

    • MaryMay April 12, 2019 at 9:05 pm - Reply

      Thank you!

  2. Rev. Mary Bettencourt April 11, 2019 at 9:16 am - Reply

    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

    • MaryMay April 12, 2019 at 9:07 pm - Reply

      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 🙂

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