Learn to carve the architectural ornaments that adorn mantles, seatbacks, archways, and more with this skill-building guide. Beginning with simple exercises such as carving with and against the grain and moving on to more advanced such as carving swoops, swirls and rosettes, the author guides you through the process each step of the way. By working your way through the entire book, you will have skill to carve architectural ornaments with confidence and style.
Inside, you will follow Master carver, Kurt Koch, through a variety of progressive carving exercises - each one designed to teach a specific skill. You will start with simple exercises such as carving with and against the grain, and proceed to the more advanced techniques used to carve an elaborate flower banner. By the time you have completed this book, you will be able to tackle any architectural carving project with skill and confidence.