This is a brief introduction to "Carving Decorative Incised Lettering."
This 2 episode lesson shows how to navigate tricky wood grain with the sharp edges, straight lines, and flowing curves of an ornate, Old English styled lettering which can be adapted for any incised Roman font.
- Lesson Contents: template, tool list, and photo in Episode 1
- Type of Wood: Mahogany
- Size: Refer to Template
- Tool List: 6mm v-chisel; #1, 10mm; #1, 14mm; #3, 14mm; #7, 8mm; #7, 14mm
- Level: Intermediate
= More Lessons at the Intermediate Skill Level =
That lettering is gorgeous, wow.
I noticed your straight chisels are single bevel. Along the way, all but one of mine are double bevel. Are there any advantages to the single bevel variety?
Yes, the single bevel flat chisel is definitely better than double bevel. It allows you to use them 2 different ways, with 2 different results – bevel up and bevel down. Cutting bevel up the chisel tends to dive deeper, and bevel down, there is less chance of it digging too deep. Both sides are used, depending on what you are wanting. Unfortunately the only source of a single bevel fishtail is Two Cherry. The Pfeil makes a single bevel straight, but a double bevel fishtail.
Hope you and Andrea have recovered from over-saturation of Grinling Gibbons (is this ever possible?)