Decorative Desk Set to Make (1940’s)

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WITHOUT mastering the technique of woodcarving anyone who has the urge to create beautiful objects with his hands can produce, in the course of one evening, a desk set which is decorated with gesso to simulate woodcarving. The set consists of a stamp box and letter opener. The set shown in the photograph was decorated with a stem-and-leaf design. Alternate patterns are included in the graph-square drawing.

The round box is a dime-store product. It originally held four wooden coasters, and the top of the box was decorated with chip carving. This design was sandpapered down until the top became perfectly smooth. Any small box whether it be oval, square or rectangular can be used. Three or four wooden beads are attached as feet with small screws, and the screw heads are covered with a gesso mixture, which is also used for the modeled design on the lid. The design which is to be applied to the box should first be out lined on the surface. This design need not be accurate in every detail, as the detailing is done in the modeling.

To get the full plans and directions for building these Decorative Desk Set to Make  CLICK HERE

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