Carving the Madonna & Child

2017-04-08T23:20:54-04:00 November 23rd, 2016|

This is a brief introduction to "Carving the Madonna & Child."

I present another original design in my favorite style, the Art Nouveau. The gentle asymmetry of this ornament shows a Nativity scene of a happy mother embracing the newborn savior of the world, Jesus Christ. God bless you and your families. Merry Christmas!

  • Lesson Contents: Template, tool list, and photo in single episode
  • Type of Wood: Mahogany
  • Size: 3"w x 5"h x 3/8"d
  • Tool List: 4mm, v-chisel; #3, 3mm; #3, 6mm; #3, 18mm; #4, 14mm; #7, 8mm
  • Skill Level: Advanced
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  1. Ralph Scheffler November 23, 2016 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    Very nice project. Is it wise to use Oak wood for this project, or even Maple?

    • Mary May November 28, 2016 at 10:54 am - Reply

      Hello Ralph,
      Oak or maple would work fine. Both are potentially harder than mahogany, but just take your time and make sure your gouges are sharp!

  2. JAMES BREWER November 23, 2016 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    Excellent subject and carving projects the love between Mary and baby Jesus.

    • Mary May November 28, 2016 at 10:54 am - Reply

      Thank you! I really enjoyed carving this one also. It brings us into the heart of the Christmas Season.

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