This is a brief introduction to "Carving Rope Moulding."
This single episode lesson shows the simple process for carving rope moulding.
- Lesson Contents: template, tool list, and photo in single episode
- Type of Wood: Poplar
- Size: Rope is 5/8"
- Tool List: 6mm v-chisel; #3, 6mm; #3, 14, #8,6mm
- Level: Basic
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I am so excited to take premium lessons. My Father, God rest his soul, bought me my first beginner carving set from Flexcut and I carved my first boot. He was/is a talented carpenter and created beautiful wood works, including works in historical Denver. One day it was so coincidental because he and I were watching a wood working PBS show and there you were! A few years later I was discussing how to sharpen a v-tool with a woodworker at a shop and he referred me to you. How it all comes full circle.
Welcome to the woodcarving world! Great story 🙂
I have stropped my tools for years and am a bit intimidated by taking my tools to sharpening stones but you have given me some confidence to sharpen my tools correctly. My Father and I built a box of basswood which I carved and he constructed and picture-framed the basswood with walnut. Although I stained it too dark it truly is a special piece and will always be my most special piece. My one question for now is you say not to carve wood after it has been sanded? That makes compete sense but concerns me for my past discretions because I usually prep my wood for carving by sanding it. For instances I bought large, rough-cut piece of basswood which needed sanding to get out saw marks and discoloration. ‘ How do you prep wood for carving?
A machine or hand plane would be ideal for surfacing wood, or sandpaper without grit (there is a lot of that out there now).