Re: [MedievalSawdust] Carving an eagle head for a sella curulis: advice needed
- Sorry, I don’t carve much, and when I do it’s with a Dremel... I know it’s cheating, but I also use a table saw, band saw, drill press etc... I do medieval inspired work with modern tools...Bobby
I am making a sella curulis, a medieval folding chair used until 1400 as a seat of authority for kings, nobles and clergy. This is usually a elaborately carved chair and mine is no exception. I would like to carve the four heads as eagles, resembling the imperial eagle of the holy roman empire. (My re-enactment group is based in Nijmegen, the netherlands which was under the emperors rule).
The basic shape of the eagle head is ok, but I have trouble making the feathers. I am able to make the feather, but it takes me very much time. Is there a simple way to carve such feathers?
I have some photos of a test piece of the eagle head in the photo section under "AA sella curulis". The chair is made in pear.
I would be very thankful for some advice on my carving problem.