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    I would like some help on finding a book or other media on carving gingerbread victorian projects-especially corbels. I need the patterns for "scroll" type mantel supports,lion head for corbles, and folded napkins. Thanks for you help.Paul W(this may be more carving than scrolling)

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    Corbel?? Outside or shelf support?


    BTW, Welcome to the forum.

    If I understand your question, you are asking about a corbel, those architect things that are triangle in nature and supports a cornice. Seen a lot on Timber frame style homes adding support to load bearing cross beams. When you talk about 'corbel', that term is more commonly used with band-saws; heavy timber construction; and exterior work. Kind of like:

    For inside work like a support for a mantel, or shelf, we call the object a shelf support. Typically uses standard 1X wood stock. Lots and Lots of places have plans for scroll saw shelf support. Here is one (of many):
    (This may be a bit ornamental for you at this time)

    Pick up just about any Patrick Spielman book form Sterling Press and there are one or two shelf supports included. Again, inside and limited load bearing like a mantel and so forth.

    Rule of Thumb at this forum: Maximum thickness of stock to use on a scroll saw is 1-1/2 inch. This has to do with blade stroke length and chip / sawdust removal. 'Corbel' belongs with the Band saw projects.



    • #3

      Never mind about my previous post. I just viewed your post on another more general wood working forum. Someone there posted a link to:
      and scrolling down there is a link to a book on the subject you were asking about.



      • #4
        Corbel???sorry about nomenclature

        graybeard phil. Thank you for the informative response. I am calling mantel supports corbels,should be looking at shelf supports right?? Now I am in the right ball park, and I will try to get to 1rst. Thanks for the link. If you have anymore suggestions,I'm at [email protected]Ps, I was thinking of sawing an carving 1/2" thick pcs and laminating to get size.


        • #5
          Call Fox Chapel, they have a sale on right now. Till 7th of June. Ask for Cindi, tell the dutchman told you.
          800-457-9112 Hurry, half price I believe.

          Mike M
          SD Mike


          • #6
            Vintage Woodworks

            There is a great site with some pictures and discriptions.
            It is Vintage Woodworks
            There catalog is wonderful, with examples and hints on installation.
            It is worth checking out if you have any interest in scrolling gingerbread.
            Oh I can see the responses coming now
            CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
            "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
            Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21


            • #7

              Paul....I was just paging thru Van Dyke's restorers catalog and remembered seeing your post. There are about eight pages of pics. of corbels in the spring 2005/2006 catalog. You might get some inspiration from these for doing your own pattern. Many of them look as if they could be scrolled from 1/2 to 3/4 inch stock then laminated and embellished with carving.
              If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!


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