Carving Gargoyles, Grotesques, and Other Creatures of Myth: by Shawn Cipa

By Shawn Cipa

Entire initiatives, interesting historical past and delusion, and 26 extra complete web page styles for developing practical and ornamental gargoyles from wooden. learn how to carve a conventional water-spouting gargoyle and vintage ugly with step by step directions. contains 10 extra styles for legendary creatures integrated into architectural components, like a operating doorknocker.

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Experience helps here. Try to start out with a small burr and if bigger until little The that doesn't work, put first ply a step little in it works on one right. putting on the burr machine oil that's a to the blade is to ap- so the bur- nisher will slide smoothly. Hold the burnisher at an angle of about 40° to the face of (8) and draw even burr forms (9,10) the blade it toward you When an until using a chisel for a burnisher, tilt it slightly so that you work with only one edge. Always use a light touch.

As you can see, the file leaves shallow marks on the edge (6). It isn't necessary to remove these marks for rough work, but it is for fine work, such as scraping finishes. To remove the file marks, use a medium-grit wet dry carborundum stone without oil. To prevent making a groove in the stone, which would round the blade edges, work on different areas of the stone (7,8), not in any one spot. Using the edge of the stone (9) will help pre- vent ruining the face. V 29 10 Chapte; Blade 2|The Now you can remove the few remaining fine scratches with a Belgian clay waterstone and water it (10) I don't like to use oil because mixes with particles from the stone and gets on my hands and know the the bench.

Inside, unless leave a textured surface. I 12 13 45 M Chapter 3 Texture 1 -faces Textured Surfaces If you want to i t ace. here two ways Starting the gouge at the top of the bowl (1) and letting the bevel of the tool slide down the side of the bowl to the bottom (2,3) will give you a sweeping cut as on the left side of the bowl in this phot. (4) As you slide down, move the tool handle back to control the shape are For a fishscale effect, as on the end of the bowl in the photo, start to carve from the bottom (5) Then slide up the wood on the tool bevel as you move the handle back (6) Move up the bowl wall and repeat Sometimes combinations of different gouges and techniques can be quite effective.

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