Well, last week you saw what one student did with my carving lessons, (https://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/this-makes-teaching-more-fun/ ) and now I have taught two more classes of carving in the past 2 months; I thought it might be helpful to show some period work here. All oak of course.
There’s a lot of new readers showing up, so I might do some review of stuff that’s gone before. I started by looking at photos that are already loaded into the blog’s till…it’s always nice to review, you might see something you missed before.
This one’s England, marked out with compasses to outline the framing; the panel is most likely freehand around a vertical centerline.
Some basic geometry behind this design, also England, probably the Lakes District, dated 1691.
Another carving from the same piece of furniture.
Some of my favorite English stuff, this is a pew carving from Totnes, Devon. Early 17th-c.
An old favorite from Braintree, Massachusetts – a panel from a cupboard. About 9″ x 12″.
This one a chest panel from the son of above; this time John Savell, c. 1660-1689.
Now, some of my own favorites – might help the new carvers with ideas.
The DVDs on carving are available from Lie-Nielsen…for more info on them and the joint stool book, see this page: