The Art of Woodcarving by George A.Rogers

By George A.Rogers

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Rafiaelle did not disdain to design for the sister art, or think he was losing caste by employing his pencil in applying in the creation of the new style, "the Renaissance," for the it services of the * Many jcradle of wood- sculptor. my readers will probably remember my father for Her Majesty, it executed by object in the first Great Exhibition* the magnificent boxwood having been aprominent 36 Great painters have always had a considerable eflEect upon Thus, the productions of the wood-carvings of their period.

In the wood, in order to prevent the glue from chilling while being used. When straight joints have to be glued, they must be made perfectly level both pieces must be brushed over with glue, and the two pieces rubbed together with some strength, in order to press the surplus glue from out of the joint, and then put on one ; side to dry. When a leaf or small piece of carving is broken ofi^, it is merely glued and pressed on, and held for a few minutes, or tied on with string, or fixed in its place — 21 v^atk is some other means Warping unless they to ; it is only in straight joints that necessary to rub the two pieces of is it together.

Be ground on a grindstone and 3 are ground on their convex side, at an angle of 23 degrees, turning them slightly all the while, so as to grind them evenly. When they are brought to a nice edge others may be taken up, Firstly, then, they must well wetted with water as Nos. 4 and 5 : ; the same method applies to these, except that they will require a are more curved. all thus, Nos. 1, 2, No. 6 more turning roimd, as they ground only on its concave side. little is No. 7, the parting tool, requires great care in grinding two outside flat parts must be groimd, but the difficidty ; the is to 19 do exactly as mucli to one side as to the other.

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