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Recent Comments 2017-07-17T21:20:30+00:00
  • From Walter Friedel on Preparing to Carve - Beginner Lesson #1

    I watched the. first. vedo and as to the clamping. You can make a clamping device by taking a board 3/4 and drilling random 3/8. wholes all over and using 3/8 dowels to hold the work. This way you do not need to glue down the work and you can hold any size small or large and just take out the dowels to remove the work

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    2017/08/16 at 5:12 pm
  • From Gail Lipfert on Carving an American Rococo Acanthus Frieze - Episode 6

    I love this series and the Rococo style, thank you so much for posting so many of these videos. I have two questions:

    1. Do you describe in another video how to do the undercutting of this kind of carving? Do you leave it attached to the backing board?

    2. How do you glue it to the finished mantel? How do you clamp delicate carvings?

    Well, maybe that was four questions.

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    2017/08/12 at 10:59 am
    • From MaryMay on Carving an American Rococo Acanthus Frieze - Episode 6

      Hello Gail, Sorry for the delay in responding. I've been traveling.
      1. The end of the Carving a Rococo Shell shows how to carve the aggressive undercutting, and this is part of this American Rococo Fireplace Series. I actually turned this over and carved from the back side, clamping it very gently with a foam pad underneath to protect the carved surface.
      2. Gluing it to the mantel depends. I usually hand it off to the furniture maker for this part 🙂 But I do know that the way I would do this would be to put a light coating of glue on the back of the carving so it doesn't ooze out with pressure. Then I would lay something flexible but heavy on top of it (a sealed sand bag maybe?) I have also heard of people using tiny pin nails to hold the carving at discrete locations. Maybe not historically correct, but it works.

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      2017/08/15 at 10:07 pm
  • From Chinese Wood Carving on Carving a Chinese Medallion

    Useful and interesting
    Chinese Wood Carving
    in this information
    Thank you for this

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    2017/08/04 at 10:52 pm
  • From Robert Collom on Preparing to Carve

    Hello Ms. May.

    What is the manufacturer's name and model number of the golfer's double-sided paper tape?

    Thank you.

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    2017/08/03 at 4:02 am
    • From MaryMay on Preparing to Carve

      Hello Robert,
      The brand I use is Bron, and there is no number on it. I purchase it from a local golf supply store. I have not been able to see where to purchase it online, as it appears to be only sold wholesale. Unfortunately I do not know of any other brands, but assume that any double sided "golfer's grip tape" will do the same. I have heard that some require a solvent to activate it and am assuming that will not work as well. Just read the description carefully.

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      2017/08/03 at 6:23 pm
  • From Claude St-Marseille on Preparing to Carve

    Bonjour Mary,

    J'aime vos vidéo. Ils sont simple et bien expliqué. Bravo et merci.

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    2017/08/02 at 2:36 pm
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