How They Did It The Carving Demystified
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David Esterly has been carving in the style of 17th-century carver Grinling Gibbons for over 30 years.The key to his carvings (seen on the back cover of FWW #197) lies not in carefully guarded technique, but in the patience and dedication needed to develop a feel for the tools and motion of carving.
In his book Grinling Gibbons and the Art of Carving (Harry N.Abrams, 1998), Esterly writes, 'The secret of Gibbons's carving is this: there is no secret.The sanctum is empty.What is hidden from view is not any trick of the trade but the carver's midnight struggle with his material.
' This is not to say that Esterly's process is devoid of technique.As he shows here, he has developed proven methods for designing, holding workpieces, joinery, and final surface treatment...