Tracery, besides being pierced, always has a cove moulding; in other words, a simple, deep curve; somewhere around a third of a circle's worth.
This cove moulding catches light beautifully. You can see a great example of this in a Gothic arch sconce on my own website gallery, here: I've gilded the coves so they reflect a delicious golden candlelight.
Watch out for the trick of dealing with awkward grain down the bottom of a valley where two cuts mee - you'll find ime demonstrating this in various contexts on the site but it's exemplary her,.
| 29 March 2013 20:38
William - Between my normal woods: limewood to air-dried oak, the bevel angle as I have them seem to work well, although I do find hairlike scratches appearing on Limewood after using the edge on the oak so I need extra stropping. If anything I'd be adding more inside bevel.
| 29 March 2013 00:02
When switching from lime (in the other projects) to oak, do you hone the inner bevel angle steeper?