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In this opening episode to the series, Paul includes two carved and shaped hand mirrors to develop two distinctly different types of decoration. Paul walks you through the layout for a uniform shape and then a more organic look leading to gouge carving, chip carving and ultimately inlaying. For carving the leaf and stem patterns Paul has chosen two distinct types of carving for you to explore and adopt. Paul has also prepared one of the hand mirror blanks ready for inlaying too. The layout for shaping and cutting follows a very precise method using a pair of compasses, together with an as yet unseen method for creating part of the decoration.