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Carving a Star Dish – Episode 2

This is the second and final episode for "Carving a Star Dish." This episode shows how to back cut the design and completes the edge with a bold chamfer cut.

2019-12-04T15:36:29-05:00 December 11th, 2019|

Carving a Star Dish – Episode 1

This is the first of two episodes for "Carving a Star Dish." This episode shows how to successfully "dig a hole" in a carving without the need for specialized tools.

2019-12-04T19:26:27-05:00 December 4th, 2019|

Caring for Antique Tools

In this single episode lesson, I'll show you how to treat and protect the blades of antique tools you intend to use, point out what to look for in the way of breakage, and give you a brief history of the most common antique, English tools.

2019-11-26T08:59:52-05:00 November 27th, 2019|

Carving a Snowman

This one-episode lesson shows how to carve this adorable snowman in basswood. Guess what the arms are made of... toothpicks!

2019-11-20T19:41:47-05:00 November 20th, 2019|

Carving a Samuel McIntire Ribbon Swag – Episode 3

This is the third and final episode for "Carving a Samuel McIntire Ribbon Swag." Now that we have the process down, the second half of of the swag goes a lot faster, to the point of making mistakes... This episode also completes the carving with the central rosette.

2019-09-25T16:50:34-04:00 October 9th, 2019|