Carving a Newport Shell for a Tall Clock

2018-09-10T18:34:11-04:00 September 5th, 2018|

This is a brief introduction to "Carving a Newport Shell for a Tall Clock."

This 3 episode lesson shows how to carve a relatively small Newport Shell popular on early New England furniture.

  • Lesson Contents: 3 episodes; template, tool list, and photo in Episode 1
  • Type of Wood: Mahogany
  • Size: 7-1/8"w x 3-5/8"h x 3/4"d
  • Tool List: 4mm v-chisel; 6mm v-chisel; #1, 14mm; #3, 6mm; #3, 14mm; #5, 14mm; #7, 6mm; #8, 6mm; #9, 5mm
  • Skill Level: Advanced


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  1. Jean Houle September 6, 2018 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    I am very happy to see the episodes on the shell.
    I’m actually building the Tall Case Clock of Goddard. I still have the top of the clock and the shells. It will help me a lot to carving a the two Newport Shell. Thank you and good day.

    • MaryMay September 19, 2018 at 11:46 am - Reply

      Great timing! Have fun!

  2. Dave Holz September 19, 2018 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    thanks Mary

  3. Mike Allen September 19, 2018 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    Your videos and instructions are the most comprehensive and relevant I’ve seen. Your book may be the best, real “how-to” book I’ve ever read. Just excellent instruction, easy to follow, and easy to reproduce lessons. Keep on keeping on!

    • MaryMay September 26, 2018 at 8:31 pm - Reply

      Hi Mike,
      Thanks so much!!

  4. Kareem Joseph September 27, 2018 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Hi you are i wish I can learn from you because love carving tell me how we can contact so I can show you my work

    • MaryMay October 3, 2018 at 10:38 pm - Reply

      Hello. You can contact me through the “contact” on the top of the page.

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