Previously on Hand Carved Signs, John asked about carving the beads. Which came first; the scratch stock or the gouge?
Actually, I didn’t force fit either. I used a previously made scratch stock and happily I had a gouge that matched well. I picked up a cutoff and made these photos for a tutorial better than words alone.
Yes, we end up with facets … the things that distinguish hand carved from CNC milled junk.
If you like beads, see Mary May’s lesson about a stunning beaded fireplace panel. I’m stealing that one for an upcoming sign!