I have a very interesting and also challenging project going on. I am re-making a large wooden bracket with a king’s head carved on it. It is probably about 60 to 80 years old, was positioned on the outside of the house (in Birmingham, Alabama), and is very dry and weathered. The original is extremely fragile, and pieces […]
I know this doesn’t have a thing to do with woodcarving, but diabetes is something I have been dealing with for the past 12 or so years. I hope this will help others who are in the same battle. I should make a disclaimer that this is NOT for everyone. Please take caution if you […]
(I made a previous post and mistakedly called this carving “flutes”. I get to use the excuse that my carving teacher was Greek – it’s all greek to me?) I have a project at the moment where I am hand-carving reeds on a turned leg. It would take longer to set up a router jig […]
I received an e-mail from Dale Bullock who has taken a woodcarving class from me when I taught in Atlanta, GA. He sent the following: Here are some lessons which I have learned from woodcarving: 1) DMT stones are great, stropping is better. 2) No amount of sanding makes up for poor carving. 3) Super Glue is […]
Here is another short video If it doesn’t come up automatically, just copy the address and past it into the web browser bar above.
A student from a SAPFM (Society of American Period Furniture Makers) carving workshop found some short videos he took from a class I taught back in 2009. It was on how to carve the ball and claw foot. I always hate to see me on video – I really am my worst critic. Enjoy!