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135 Gunstock Carving Patterns by Lora Irish

By Lora Irish

Create your individual distinct sensible paintings that may be loved for future years with this treasury of a hundred thirty five vintage gunstock carving styles. you are bound to locate the easiest carving trend the following in your subsequent undertaking, from uncomplicated checkering to dramatic hunting-related scenes. very good offerings are supplied for each ability point, from newbie to professional, so that you can begin with a easy development and take on extra complex designs as your event in gunstock carving grows.

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Th ese caned chairs date from th e first qu art er of th e centur y. Anot her important su bset of William and Mary chairs is a leath er-upholstered design th at is called a Boston chair (photo at right below). Th ese chairs were in vogue sta rt ing about 1715 and were made for about anothe r 35 years. Boston chairs used turned fro nt legs and stretchers, Spanish feet and verti cal prop orti ons like other chairs, bu t th e narrow back panel and seat were uph olstered in leath er fastened with decorative round-headed brass tacks.

T he light ness of d rawers and cases afforded by dovetai l joinery allowed for th e mor e vertical forms of th e William and Mary period. CA SE C ON ST RUC T I O N T he cases of chests, including th e upper half of high chests and desks, shared sim ilar str uctures. In each of th ese examples, th e cases consisted of two sides, a top and a botto m. Th e beginnings of th ese cases resembled a vert ical box wit ho ut a front or back. Rath er th an being a panel set inside a frame , each of th e parts was one wid e board or two glued side to side.

While it was to be anot her two centur ies before com me rcially prod uced pain ts were available, a number of naturally occurring pigments cou ld be grou nd with linseed oil from flax seed to make a very good paint. Some of thes e pigments were available locally, and others were imp orted. In urban areas th ere was enough of a demand for paint and decorati on to support a separate profession by the end of th e centur y. It is not known for certain wha t kind of stains (if any) were used in 17t h-cent u ry Am erica.

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