Carving

A collection of articles on carving furniture and architectural elements

  • How to Measure with Carving Tools 10

How to Measure with Carving Tools

2017-09-15T09:12:00+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Carving|

There can be a lot of drawing involved in the carving process, as some guidelines are needed to set you off on the right track. When copying old work or designing new, the most efficient designs to carve will be ones where the shapes of [...]

  • Rococo Mirror Ruffle

Unraveling Rococo

2017-08-27T12:31:46+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Carving|

The most familiar bunch of furniture that decorative arts people would know as "Chippendale" actually falls under the Rococo style. Chippendale, as well as his contemporaries Mathias Locke, Thomas Johnson and others, appropriated the frilly, organic forms that had been developed in France under the [...]

  • Ball and Claw carving step seven

How to Think About Carving

2017-08-30T09:06:36+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Carving|

Being able to rewind the clock and figure out what the first moves a carver made on any given project is tricky to do. The inclination of novices is to draw in the final cuts right away, when that is really the last 5%. The [...]

  • Frame Element - Step 5 of the Carving Process

General to Specific – The Carving Process

2017-08-30T09:07:18+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Carving|

Most of the work in a carving is getting to the point where you can put in those last cuts that really make or break the appearance of the job. Before then, the work is in making decisions about sizes, shapes, locations, and which tool [...]