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How did they make spiral decorations and pearls on old frames?

It is true that a lot of work was hand carved, but many elements are made of what is called compo, the exact nature of which varies but is usually a resin, a whitening agent and glue. This material ...
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How did they make spiral decorations and pearls on old frames?

In many cases decorative elements such as spirals and pearls were hand-carved by skilled craftsmen. The ornate spirals and pearls on gilded frames were often hand-carved using chisels and gouges. ...
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How to carve a side texture of a book on a wooden box?

Depending on the size of your book and the size of the groves you want to add there are different tools you can use: Wire brush You can make the natural grain of the wood more defined by running a ...
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How to Carve Tapered Recess into Wood

Depending on how big the wood is you might be able to use some lino-cut tools or wood chisels to get a similar shape especially if you just want the middle part. This would work best on a softer wood ...
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How to carve a side texture of a book on a wooden box?

I'd suggest an U-shaped carving tool. V-shaped is harder to work with. Here is 2 mm U-shaped carving tool and grooves it makes. This one costed me ca. 10$. It is also useful thing in household.
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How to Carve Tapered Recess into Wood

The piece looks like it was made from a single piece. The typical approach for this would be to turn it from a longer piece in a chuck, or on a face place, without centres and use a boring bar to cut ...
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