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Carving a Violin Scroll

This lesson shows the technique of carving the violin scroll (one side of it - the other side is the same thing in reverse) and also the fluting design down the length of the scroll.

2017-04-09T00:23:55-04:00 October 15th, 2014|

Carving a Philadelphia Rosette – Episode 2

This is the second and final episode in "Carving a Philadelphia Rosette," Part 2 of the "Philadelphia Highboy" series. This episode shows how to shape the individual petals, how to make the center cross-hatching, and how to clean up the background to remove any original saw cuts.

2017-07-07T11:26:05-04:00 October 8th, 2014|

Carving a Philadelphia Rosette

This 2 episode lesson is Part 2 of the "Philadelphia Highboy" series and will teach you how to carve the rosettes seen flanking the cartouche on the pediment of a traditional, Philadelphia styled highboy.

2017-07-07T11:26:01-04:00 October 1st, 2014|

Carving a Philadelphia Rosette – Episode 1

This is the first of two episodes in "Carving a Philadelphia Rosette," Part 2 of the "Philadelphia Highboy" series. This episode shows how to shape the general profile of the rosette - this could also be accomplished on a lathe - and how to carve the overlapping petals.

2017-07-07T11:25:41-04:00 October 1st, 2014|

Carving Scrolls

This lesson shows how to carve three different styles of scroll from the same basic design. This is an example of the endless possibilities when you set to work in your shop!

2017-04-09T00:25:27-04:00 September 10th, 2014|