Popular Woodworking 2009-06 № 176, страница 44

Popular Woodworking 2009-06 № 176, страница 44

pattern. Because the shapes arc freehand, there will always be variations That sa good thing, u results in a holier carving.

The bottom "third" of the panel isdeftned by some drooping teavesihai (low from an urn. I begin establishing these by carving two lines from just outside the centerlines. sweeping first upward, then drooping all t he way down to t he hot torn comers of t he

panel. Nowthe major elements of the design are in place. The next work is to use a series of curved lines that conned tin- upper and lower portions, as seen below. Then tie resulnnginterior space is set out withatu'tp on each side of the ccntcrlinc.

Nowa little more lay-out .this time with a square and awl to scribe the upper and lower horizontal linesdefimngthc urn. The ends

of the urnarccyehalled from the ccntcrlinc. That brings me to the finished outline, gen-crated with just the V-tool and mallet, and

a little bit of layout with the compass, awl and square.

The next step is to remove the background. then accent the foreground with some shaping and a few details w it h gouges and punches.

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