Carving Gouges

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/zb4mlih17d?embedType=async&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Make a Chisel Like a Gouge I got a question asking if it was a good idea to create a cambered chisel to make it better at hogging off material. Similar to how we…

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/p2fxat8h50?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Bullnose, Drawer Front, and Gooseneck Moldings In this session I have 2 specific molding profiles you guys asked to see done. I spend a lot of time talking about scratch stock molding as 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.…

  Hmmmmm..... This may be my first failed live demonstration. I cut the beaded corner joint and managed to make it slide until the ever alert chat room pointed out that I had mixed up…

  Use the Blade Itself to Create Your Strop Molding plane blades, especially complex molders, can be a real pain to sharpen due to their weird shapes. The key to this, and really any blade,…

  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…

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…

Our build continues with building the door. This four panel design is very traditional and is an excellent exercise in accuracy and mortise and tenon construction. With 10 joints you will hone your mortise chopping…

  Frame and panel is one of the key construction methods. Many variations exist and in this lesson we tackle one of the more complex iterations. I feel that this cope and stick moulded frame…