panel for the kitchen at the Bridges House, carving in progress. Depth of field is a challenge in relief carving landscapes. Cooper calls it ‘carving in a painterly way.’
drawer sides for Spider chest of drawers
The main section of the seat back is pre assembled, then carved. This seat back is a sunflower with a bee.
ready to be carved. These three vertical pieces fit together at 120 degree angles to form the lamp.
with lots of carving yet to be done, showing the shadow lines where they will be carved to define the face.
showing the attachment to the chair sides, the mortises ready for loose tenons to be fitted
You can see the underside is ‘core box construction’ which is a modified stack lamination
with the Robin panel ready to carve, seen from the rear without the back panels, legs and such not yet softenned