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Astragal Mouldings

Next month, January 2017,  Chris will be carving Astragal Mouldings.

The astragal has a half-round profile normally sitting between two flat planes. There are many classic designs carved into the simple astragal and Chris will show you how to create three: 'Pea', 'Bead & Reel', and 'Ribbon & Stick'.

These carved astragal mouldings are typically used with others, such as 'Waterleaf' or 'Egg & Dart', in picture frames for example, but Chris decided to run with the idea and carve into an astragal pea moulding on a turned bowl which looks great. So all you turners out tthere have a weekend project to do!