To this date, all of my video lessons that I have made for my online school have been filmed with just little ol’ me carving away and talking through the carving process.
And now on to the next evolution – a guest artist! Several students have asked how to finish carvings on soft wood. Since I don’t feel that I am very knowledgeable in this area, I decided to invite someone who is skilled in finishing techniques. Tonight’s video that has been added to my online school will have Dan Hamilton as a guest. Dan is great friend and fellow woodworker and also a highly skilled furniture maker and restorer from Okatie, SC – just about 1 hour south of Charleston. On this video he shows me (and you) how to do some basic finishing techniques on 2 different basswood carvings using simple products that are probably lying around in the cupboard somewhere.
I’ve already talked to Dan about doing another video on more advanced finishing techniques. Who knows where this will lead?