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Carving a Christmas Ornament Wreath

https://vimeo.com/880722115/ This single episode livestream shows how to carve a Christmas wreath with decorative Christmas ornament balls and a ribbon. Click on the links below to view the printable PDF template for Carving a Christmas Ornament Wreath, list of tools used in this project, and a photo of the finished [...]

2023-11-16T12:14:11-05:00November 15th, 2023|

Carving a Grinling Gibbons Acanthus Leaf – Episode 1

https://vimeo.com/875790655/ This first episode shows how to trace the original design to discover the "flow" of the carving, how to draw some of the leaves, and how to rough out the basic shape of the acanthus leaf design. Click on the links below to view a template, tool list, photo [...]

2023-11-03T21:41:54-04:00November 1st, 2023|

Carving a Cube & Sphere

https://vimeo.com/871276577/ This livestream shows how to draw using perspective techniques of vanishing points and "eye of sight". I also show how to carve a 3-dimensional box and sphere in very shallow relief, using several tricks to making it appear much deeper. Click on the link below to view the printable [...]

2023-10-18T21:44:24-04:00October 18th, 2023|

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 Whelk Sea Shells

https://vimeo.com/866581170/ This livestream shows how to carve a whelk sea shell in both shallow relief and fully 3-dimensional. Click on the link below to view the printable PDF template for Carving a Whelk Seashell, list of tools used in this projects, and a photo of the finished carving. Template, Tool [...]

2023-10-05T12:02:23-04:00September 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|

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