Carving

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/vbsze0ojg0?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Make Your Prototype and Refine the Process There is no doubt that mass producing parts falls into the realm of power tools. But I question at what point it becomes more efficient? When you…

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/u1ta9thhkg?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 More Rasping than Carving Whether you are making a beaded column or spiral the process is the same and start by creating the trough or valley between the beads. Layout is key here as…

A Review of Compound Angle Butt Joints Essentially what I cover with compound angle butt joints in this Office Hours is the same as what I covered in the lesson in Semester 4...to some extent.…

  Blowing on these Flutes Only Makes the Wood Wet There are several ways to hand cut flutes for your projects and much of that decision depends on where they will go and how many…

http://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/eapw1hsapk?embedType=async&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=800 Video Quick Links Introduction Types of Axes Sharpening Preparing Lathe Blanks Removing Wane on a Board Riving Carving Adzes/Froes Converting a Sportman's Hatchet The topic this month is Axes. More specifically why kinds of…

  Yes I'm left handed, that may be weird for you righty people out there who has had all your scissors work all your life. But hardship makes us strong so suck it up and…

  The Design The classic 4 poster bed is beautiful but not very functional in the modern home. The need for bed draperies to stay warm and bug free just isn't applicable today so most…

Turning and Carving, Perfect Together This project is an excellent first step into faceplate work. It will challenge you with dealing with changing grain direction and shaping details in multiple planes. But it does not…

In this part of the Drop Leaf Table build, I'll inlay some butterfly keys into the top both for structural and aesthetic reasons. I'll carve a very simple yet organic drawer front, then finish off…

  Relief Carved Chisel This time I set aside elements of construction and strength of joinery and focus on the finer pursuits of beauty. Well at least I try... In this 2 part video I…

I really just getting started with letter carving but I am discovering that I like a less is more approach when it comes to tools. Traditionally the carver would try to match each line and…

Grounding, Concaves, & Convexes Let's pull all the skills together covered in this carving lesson and the accompanying exercises and apply them into a typical furniture form. The C Scroll is found in so many…

The convex circle is a bit easier than the convex since the top of the dome is much easier to access and grain direction is less of an issue. However you still need to pay…

Carving this concave circle requires you to pay attention to the grain changes as you move around the circle but also to manage the grain change at the bottom of the recess. A delicate hand…

I hesitated to do a carving lesson because it is a topic that I still feel very new to and it seemed wrong to be "teaching" it. However, I remember how excited I was once…