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Creating Textured Backgrounds

https://vimeo.com/862209174/ This livestream experiments with a variety of background textures using punches and gouges and just about anything found in the workshop. Fruit Save

2023-09-20T21:48:25-04:00September 20th, 2023|

Carving an Art Nouveau Picture Frame – Episode 2

https://vimeo.com/861851485/ This second episode shows how to put an antique finish on the frame to bring out the contrast between the background and the carving, and to accentuate the depth of the carving. Fruit Save

2023-09-07T20:34:11-04:00September 7th, 2023|

Carving an Art Nouveau Picture Frame – Episode 1

https://vimeo.com/857340741/ This very long first episode livestream shows how to design and how to carve a flowing and twisting Art Nouveau picture frame. Click on the links below to view a printable template, tool list and photo of the finished carving. Template, Tool List of an Art Nouveau Picture Frame [...]

2023-09-07T21:39:17-04:00September 6th, 2023|

Antique Finishing Techniques

https://vimeo.com/855205088/ This livestream shows and tests a variety of finishing techniques that give an antique look to basswood carvings. Fruit Save

2023-08-24T21:17:19-04:00August 23rd, 2023|

Carving a Dragonfly – Episode 2

https://vimeo.com/855198072/ This second livestream episode shows how to finish the details of the dragonfly and also how to "erase" part of the branches that were too distracting in the design.     Fruit Save

2023-08-17T19:32:00-04:00August 16th, 2023|

Carving a Dragonfly – Episode 1

https://vimeo.com/851798877/ This first episode shows how to outline the design, lower the background and how to begin carving the details in the dragonfly. Technical issues caused the livestream to stop, so that was a natural break between Episode 1 and Episode 2. Click on the links below to view a [...]

2023-08-17T19:30:55-04:00August 16th, 2023|

Carving a Ribbon & Fruit Drop – Episode 3

https://vimeo.com/851478903/ This is the third and final livestream episode that shows how to carve the final details and how to make some aggressive undercuts along the outer edges.     Fruit Save

2023-08-04T20:26:50-04:00August 3rd, 2023|

Carving a Ribbon & Fruit Drop – Episode 1

https://vimeo.com/846794556/ This is the first of three livestream episodes that shows how to carve a high relief carving of a ribbon & fruit drop. This episode shows how to rough out the basic shape and begins to locate and divide the individual elements in the design. Click on the links [...]

2023-08-05T15:39:23-04:00August 3rd, 2023|

Carving a Tall Ship

https://vimeo.com/842688365/ This livestream shows how to carve a shallow relief carving of a 1780's privateer tall ship, The Rattlesnake. Click on the links below to view printable template, tool list & photo of a tall ship. Template & Tool List Photo of Tall Ship   Fruit Save

2023-07-20T12:55:35-04:00July 19th, 2023|


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