Ernie's uncle Gabriel has just died but to claim his inheritance he must spend the night in the ancestral home with the rest of his relatives. Before long the guests begin to drop dead.
Professional woodcarver, Mary May, shows the step-by-step process of how to carve the concave Newport style shell. This shell is based on the style of the Goddard and Townsend furnituremakers of Newport, RI back in the 18th century.
This instructional woodcarving DVD shows the step by step instruction of how to carve a convex Newport style shell. With the DVD is a matching plaster casting of the same style that is shown in the DVD. This is very valuable in viewing when you are carving the shell so you can see the details, depth, etc.
Carving a ball & claw foot is easier than you might think – but only if you have the right instructor. Charles Bender has carved hundreds of these icons of period furniture and has developed simple and straightforward techniques that anyone can learn.