December, 2011

Another update on carving a man’s head

December 30, 2011 MaryMay Carving faces

Well, I am slowly getting to the final “personality” of the man’s head that I am carving for a keystone. The client wants a particular mood that is “regal”, “authoritative”, “classic”. He said the last photos were too placid and that he looked like a guy who just walked out of the woods of Minnesota. […]



More on Carving a man’s head

December 26, 2011 MaryMay Carving faces

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I certainly did. Christmas Eve we had a little gathering here at my house and sang Christmas Carols and ate a lot of junk food. Christmas morning we all went over to my mother-in-laws house and she cooked a wonderful breakfast and we all went into their “Christmas […]



Carving a College Emblem on a sign

December 19, 2011 MaryMay College Sign

I just got back Saturday from working in Tunkhannock, PA for the past week. A very talented stone carving friend, Wayne Ferree ( invited me to help him finish a woodcarving project he took on for a college. It was a real brain tease, and I’m pretty exhuasted. I look back at the first photos […]



Carving wooden faces

December 11, 2011 MaryMay Carving faces

I worked on carving¬†a face in wood over the past few days. I had originally worked on this in stone and found the shape I wanted. I still have a ways to go with the hair on both the stone and wood, but I’m getting closer to the face expression I am looking for. This […]



Finishing reeded legs

December 8, 2011 MaryMay Carving Reeds


  ¬† Here is one of the finished leg with hand-carved reeds. Lots of exciting work coming up in the next few months. 3 more shell niches for a home in Louisville, KY. These will be 32″ wide x 16″ tall x 12″ deep. I’ll be continuing working on carving the faces. Hopefully tomorrow I […]



Carving reeds

December 6, 2011 MaryMay Carving Reeds

(I made a previous post and mistakedly called this carving “flutes”. I get to use the excuse that my carving teacher was Greek – it’s all greek to me?) I have a project at the moment where I am hand-carving reeds on a turned leg. It would take longer to set up a router jig […]



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