Now you can acquire the satisfying skill of carving wood. In this tape you'll discover the basics of woodcarving, see how to carve an 18th century scallop shell and gain an understanding of the production techniques of that era. You will learn about: designing for letter carving, selecting and sharpening carving tools, carving roman and italic letters, relief carving, outlining, molding(bordering), backgrounding, modeling and contouring, defining the wings, carving the convex and concave rays and finishing the shell.
Want to build your own Shaker-style dining table? You can-once you've watched how furniture maker Kelly Mehler handles the task. You'll watch a skilled craftsman organize the entire process of making a traditional leg-and-apron table, from stock selection to finish preparation. In addition, you'll be able to use his techniques for any furniture project you want to tackle.