One age-old kind of handwork is chamfering, and its application to frames is one of the greatest joys in my work.
This is a quartersawn white oak mirror I just made for a customer to give as a wedding gift. It measures 34" x 22", and features a carved initial "S" at the top and the year at the bottom.
Here's the story, with pictures, of its making.
The customer really liked an earlier design shown here, so we adapted it.
The sole of the spokeshave is convex.