Sunday, November 22, 2015

Carving Class, November 2015

Although I've been a woodworker for over 20 years, I have never learnt to carve! No shop I've worked in has even had a set of carving tools, so I really had no clue how to even start. This past week I took an amazing five day class that did get me started. Now I need to acquire that first set of carving tools–– and, well, they are not cheap. Here are some pictures of my first two attempts at carving wood, ever.

First project: acanthus leaf in mahogany. Lots of tricky grain direction to deal with!

 I got to pick the second project myself. I chose this draping piece of fabric. Basswood was way more forgiving.

The finished piece of "fabric."

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