Wood Carving Tips

Do you listen to music in your workshop?

April 22, 2014 MaryMay Wood Carving Tips

I’ve gone into quite a few different workshops and am always fascinated with what people listen to on the radio while they are working. Probably most often is classic rock. Then the next favorite is classical music (usually NPR). Country Western on occasion. Then there is talk radio that shows up here and there. There are […]

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Marc Adams Fundamentals of Woodworking Class

April 19, 2014 MaryMay Wood Carving Tips

I just finished teaching a challenging but very fun class on the Fundamentals of Woodcarving at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Indianapolis, Indiana. These classes at Marc’s can be pretty intense because of the size (18 students) and the length of class (5 days). It was a great group of students and they tackled some […]

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Highland Woodworker Interview

April 18, 2014 MaryMay On-Line Woodcarving articles and TV interviews

Highland Woodworker has just published an interview with me on their “Web TV for Woodworkers” site – Episode 12. There are several other things happening on that particular show – You can also see Luthier Kipp Krosa and his beautiful musical instruments, Glen Huey talking about how to buy shellac that is not too old […]

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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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