August, 2012

Ball and Claw Video

August 29, 2012 MaryMay Ball and claw foot

ball & claw small 2

Whew! Got another video edited and up on the woodcarving school site – the fabulous and oh-so-popular ball and claw foot. This has been broken down into 5 different¬†chapters and it goes for over 1-1/2 hours. It is almost in real time, so some¬†of it can seem a little repetitive. The DVD is the same […]



McIntire Fruit Basket Carving

August 24, 2012 MaryMay Wood Carving Tips

Carving the fruit basket

Stan Beckworth came in from Texas for the past 3 days to learn more about the specific techniques of carving. He has quite a lot of experience with carving, but wants to be able to teach carving at the school where he teaches in Waco, TX – the Heritage School of Woodworking ( They specialize […]



Carving a Sunburst

August 13, 2012 MaryMay Sunburst

Finished (with some slight sanding - yech)

I have been putting off doing taxes for the past … ohhhh…. 6 months or so. So I have spent the past 4 days working on finishing taxes and am so desparate to get my hands into carving again, I am resorting to the next best thing – writing about it! I carved this about […]



Update for Online Woodcarving School

August 5, 2012 MaryMay Wood Carving Tips

Another video shows how to carve the drapery style linenfold.

  There are now 16 individual carving projects on my video school. They range from very basic projects for people who have never picked up a carving tool to advanced furniture carving projects for experienced carvers. I also have included a video about carving tools, and also several on sharpening various styles of gouges. If […]



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