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.
Sam Bush has been a woodworker for over 30 years. He operates a custom shop in Portland, Oregon, and gives frequent workshops.
Mack Headley, Jr., who specializes in 18th-century furniture making, is Master Cabinetmaker at Colonial Williamsburg.