Society of American Period Furniture Makers

Rochester, NY class

March 13, 2014 MaryMay Period Furniture Carving

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Last month I had a wonderful time teaching in Rochester, NY. Unfortunately, I travelled there the day after a major snowstorm and ended up spending about 10 hours in lovely Washington, DC airport. I ended up missing a talk/demo I was supposed to do for the Rochester Woodworking Society that evening and did not actually […]

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Convex Newport Shell video up on the video site

October 31, 2012 MaryMay Newport Shell

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I just put on my woodcarving school website a 2 hour long video on carving the Convex Newport Shell. This is the same video as the DVD with some slight variations in editing. It is broken down into 6 chapters: Chapter 1: Carving down the area under the shell Chapter 2: Shaping the shell Chapter […]

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Acanthus Carving Article for the Society of American Period Furniture Makers

February 21, 2012 MaryMay Society of American Period Furniture Makers

Here is the article I wrote for the Society of American Period Furniture Makers 2009 yearly journal. Their web site is www.sapfm.org. They are a great organization that focuses on everything to do with period furniture. If you become a member you can have access to quite a few very detailed furniture plans on their […]

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In Memory of Norman Landry

August 21, 2011 MaryMay Society of American Period Furniture Makers

Norman Landry, a dear friend, passed away yesterday, August 20, 2011. Norman had a passion for building reproduction furniture and was deeply involved in the Society of American Period Furniture Makers (www.sapfm.org). I am not sure how far back he goes in the group, but I know that he was one of the founding members of the Houston […]

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