Wood Carving Tips

Clean Workshop!

April 16, 2014 MaryMay Wood Carving Tips

These photos of my squeaky clean workshop were actually taken several months ago and it doesn’t look quite as tidy as it did back then. I spent an entire week going through everything in my workshop, reorganizing it, cleaning it, and discovering things I haven’t seen in years. It was truly about time… …and now […]

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Class space still available!

April 13, 2014 MaryMay Wood Carving Tips

I have several beginning carving classes coming up that still have spaces available. Come join us! May 2 – 4, Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking I will be teaching a class on the Fundamentals of Furniture Carving. This is a beginning class where I will go over the basics of relief carving – acanthus leaf, shell […]

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Carving a Cardinal video added to online video school

April 10, 2014 MaryMay Wood Carving Tips

A new project has been added to my online video school. It is a fully 3-dimensional carving of a cardinal in basswood. This is not the typical type of carving I have on the school. Most of the styles I do are classical decorative carving that go on either furniture or architecture. I go through […]

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Attaching fragile carving to backer board

April 9, 2014 MaryMay Period Furniture Carving

This is a great example of how to care for a very fragile carving. This delicate leaf design is for the detail on the top of a Philadelphia Highboy (this project is actually going on a Philadelphia Chest-on-Chest, but since the highboys are so much more common, I’m just going to refer to it as […]

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Carving a Philadelphia Chest on Chest

April 7, 2014 MaryMay Antique furniture reproduction

I recently received a great new commission – to carve the top details for 4 reproduction Philadelphia Chippendale chest-on-chests. These ornate tops are usually seen on highboys from around 1760 to 1780, but occasionally are added as decorative tops (or bonnets) of chest-on-chests. Quite often the chest-on-chests have a simple flat top. The following is […]

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Inspirations at Brookgreen Gardens

April 5, 2014 MaryMay Brookgreen Gardens

My husband, Stephen, and I took the last 2 days to explore an area of SC that is truly amazing. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Brookgreen Gardens, just south of Myrtle Beach, SC, it is an amazing experience. Archer Huntington and Anna Hyatt Huntington purchased 4 rice plantations along the SC coast […]

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