Sculpting

Saw Handle Part 1 https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/lpb3xopdku?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Sawing Curves and Rasp Work Make your own saw handle and gain some curve cutting practice. Saw the curve, rasp to a pleasing feel, lather, rinse, and repeat. That's really…

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…

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/gkdfy80d7i?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Sculptural Drawer Pulls? Not sure what to call this edition of Office Hours. Christian had a specific issue where his woodworking group is building chests of drawers with this long (4-5") style of drawer…

Federal Classic Design with a Contemporary Feel This Sheraton bedside table is my original design, but I borrow elements heavily from the 18th century Sheraton style. The legs especially speak to that period. However in…

AKA The Dado Saw I've had one of these saws for a while and I had a love/hate relationship with it for many years. It wasn't until I forced myself to start using it more…

Shaping and French Polish Challenges Personally by choosing Grenadillo (a gnarly jungle wood) I'm challenging myself on this one. But in essence this challenge is about cutting and shaping curves. The hammer head and the…

Coarse, Medium, and Fine Tools Make Sculpting Easier This entire lesson is about choosing the best tool for the job and you will get to see me try several methods to shape the curves in…

This part of the build will wrap up the actual construction. This time I will create the panel for the top, cut it into an 18" round, then shape a moulded edge. I will create…

In this part I join the legs to the column using the sliding dovetail joinery discussed in the last video. Next I refine the curves of the legs, then add a bullnose profile to the…

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…

  Shape Some Curves and Make a Straightedge...wait, What?! Surprise, I had not planned on doing a dedicated project for this lesson, but the spirit moved me and I decided to add a quick project…