Hi Mary. I decided to use mahogany for this project. I'm at the point of rounding over the convex areas. A have a #1 double bevel. Will that work or should I purchase a single bevel for this job? I wanted your opinion before I dig in. Thank you, I'm really learning a lot from you.
A double bevel will work fine also. The main reason I use a single bevel is so I am able to use it as if it were 2 different chisels. Sometimes I use it where it is lifted higher than other times (carving with the bevel side down allows me to lift it higher off the wood, where using the flat side holds it tighter to the wood).
Finally a donut you lose calories with! I have done this exercise 5 or 6 times now and use it much like a warmup to get my brain thinking on the micro level and reading the grain properly. Good stuff Mary!
I would like to see a cartouche carved. One like the ones found on the philadelphia highboys. Several decorative examples would be great. Also a figurehead or female figurehead upper body that is often seen on highboys. Perhaps a reeded bedpost with a trellis of ivory carved around the post woud be a great project....... Regards...Joe Lambert
I do plan on making a video on carving a cartouche. I have carved 2 before, but would like to find a really nice style. My problem is that I need to get a view from the side of one of the originals. I know that it tips forward slightly, but want to be accurate as to how much.
Great project Mary. I love the tutorial on drawing. Starting from a template and s photo are such different situations and I appreciate the info. I have only ever done one of these from a turned blank so watching this was a treat.
I tend to use the DMT stones - 1200 (very fine) and 8000 (very very fine). Arkansas stones are good. I have had the opportunity to use a Shapton stone too and was very impressed with them (on my Christmas list).
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