Wow Mary; sandpaper! You are so practical; artistry is in the final form, not necessarily the method. Thanks for this display of practicality. By the way - the acanthus panel that can be seen behind you in the intro - wow! Couldn't persuade you into demonstrating that one could we?
Clint, Thanks for your comments. Yes, I am reluctant to admit that sandpaper does come out on occasion - hate the stuff! Scrapers would work for this process also, but I have not used them enough to really feel confident.
Yes, I can do a demo of that acanthus. Why not??? I do like to hear what people are wanting to see. Thanks!
As always you drop tidbits of wealth along the way - Like using the flat gouge (if grain allows) to reduce facets. Great info and why your whole library together is so fantastic.
bump, bump, bump. (fists holding chisels banging on the table) bump, bump, bump --- We want CORBELS!
I would second the nominations of carving volutes (and the choice of straight vs curved edge gouges) and carving trifid feet.
What type of volutes? I have the lesson on carving scrolls and one on the violin scroll (the ultimate volute). What specifically are you wanting to see?
Trifid feet on the schedule.