This requires a little more skill, but makes the best job. Scrollwork is also improved by introducing the leaf form in connection with it. This is mostly used in grille work.
Fig. 65. Forming a Scroll
In combining two or more scrolls the first thing to be done is to make a full-size drawing of the design on a surface plate or drafting-board. A surface plate is a plate of cast iron planed smooth on one side. It may be 3 ft. square or larger. It should have iron or wooden legs about 3 ft. high. A drafting-board is simply a few boards