Lunette Floral Carving
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This traditional pattern can dress up any panel.by Peter Follansbee I've carved so many oak boxes that I lost track of their number long ago.I'll sometimes bump into one, or a photograph, and say, 'Oh, I forgot I did that one…' But one design I come back to over and over again is the first pattern I learned, which I did three decades ago by studying museum examples.
The carvings on my finished desk box (page 40) are from a family of joiners who worked in Braintree, Mass., between 1640 and 1700.The half-circular pattern is called a 'lunette' in art history terms; the full circle could be called a rosette.
It's easiest to learn the lunette first.There's a bit of geometry and a lot of V-tool work.So once you've practiced with the V-tool a bit, you're ready for this design.First, draw it out on paper, following the steps below.
1.Scribe a margin top and bottom with a marking gauge.Mine are 4″ apart.2.Strike a centerline for each lunette with a square and awl.3.Set your compass from the bottom of this square line to the top margin.
Then swing this arc so you scribe a half-circle...