By Tom Heller and Ron Clarkson
Following upon the good fortune in their first e-book, The Queen Anne Stool, Tom Heller and Ron Clarkson determined to supply a ebook approximately development essentially the most fascinating items of yank furnishings the piecrust tea desk. This tilting best desk has the excessive beauty of eighteenth century layout. the head has a fantastically sculpted molding, resting upon an open-styled birdcage. This rotates on a finely contoured and grew to become pillar decorated on the vase with acanthus leaves, balancing on a fragile ring of pearls which result in a ribbon and flower layout. The cabriole legs are decorated with acanthus leaves on the knees and result in a strongly taloned ball and claw foot. each step, from slicing and turning to carving and completing, is defined in step by step photos. those are followed with via concise descriptions of the options concerned. whereas requiring a few easy woodworking abilities, this publication is designed for cupboard makers and carvers of all degrees of expertise, in order that they may well produce this treasure of furnishings for themselves.
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Until the dot is lifted out. to create a circle. Next take an 11/ 2 veining gouge, and starting just above the dot run a vein up to the bead. 39 When this finished around the gadroon, the carving of it will be complete, except for light sanding. Continue with one side of the adjoining pearl... Moving to the beading below the vase, drive the chisel straight in at one end of the lozenge... and the other. and at the other. This will create a nice round pearl. 40 Continue with the other two pearls to get this result.
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Work continues in much the same way until the foliage is complete. Come back to the circle... Between the two halves of a leaf, at the bead, there is a semicircle. Choose a gouge that bridges the two sides of the leaf and push straight in to form this circle. use the gouge to go deeper... With a smaller gouge, come back to the semi-circle starting at the point of the triangle formed by the two halves. 52 then move to a smaller gouge and deepen the triangle. Clean up around the semi-circle, using the small chisel to get in the corners...