October, 2011

David May, Renaissance Man

October 26, 2011 MaryMay Uncategorized

My father-in-law, David May (www.3dstudiocreations.com), is a true Renaissance man. He was born in England, lived through the London bombings of WWII, and is just an overall amazing talent. He always reminds me of Karaticus (sp) Potts of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang who was the crazy inventor coming up with wild inventions and experimenting with his […]

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Finished carving (7th & 8th Graders)

October 25, 2011 MaryMay Wood Carving Education

Finished carved mural I just got notice from Ms. Timmerman who teaches art at the Thomas C. Cario Middle School in Mt. Pleasant that her students successfully completed the carving project that I helped them get started on. It really turned out great. It was a 4′ x 8′ board and that was a LOT of wood to […]

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Rattlesnake Tall Ship

October 24, 2011 MaryMay Uncategorized

Raising the mast Launch day   My husband, Stephen, and his father, David (www.3dstudiocreations.com), had a dream back in the early 80s to build a replica of a Spanish Privateer Tall Ship – The Rattlesnake. As you can see in the photos, the dream turned into a reality – after 4 years of many long hours, […]

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Another You Tube video

October 21, 2011 MaryMay Wood Carving Tips

Here is another short video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT059Dj4-Dg  If it doesn’t come up automatically, just copy the address and past it into the web browser bar above.  

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You Tube Videos

October 21, 2011 MaryMay Wood Carving Tips

A student from a SAPFM (Society of American Period Furniture Makers) carving workshop found some short videos he took from a class I taught back in 2009. It was on how to carve the ball and claw foot. I always hate to see me on video – I really am my worst critic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT059Dj4-Dg Enjoy!

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Woodcarving Tools

October 20, 2011 MaryMay Wood Carving Tips

Here is the evolution of my acquiring woodcarving tools over the past 20 years. For the first few years of carving, I only had about 5 woodcarving tools. I was taking classes from Konstantinos Papadakis in Minneapolis (he is a master woodcarver from Greece), and he recommended the Dastra (Frank Mittermeier) tools. 20 years ago these tools came unsharpened, […]

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