Tonight was a good carving night. I wanted to try the carving pattern on the 17th century box again, to see if I could improve my carving. Normally these boxes are only carved on the front face of the box, but I am going to carve both sides just to get the practice. I can tell that the practice helped from side one to side two, as my second attempt was so much better.
I learned a few tricks the first time I was able to apply the second time, and I came up with a couple new ideas and tools. I also re-watched the Peter Follansbee carving video again. I also had a better feel for the spacing of the “fans”, and found an old nail punch in a drawer that made a nice dot for the decoration.
As requested on the last post I took a lot more pictures along the line.
Here is the source of the design inspiration again. I keep a print out of it on my workbench to keep referring to, and looking at the carving over and over again.