• From Bill Pierce on Carving a Cherub - Episode 3

    Great example showing how the carver must analyze and then cut the
    shapes that make up the anatomy of the face, while maintaining size,
    proportions and symmetry.

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    2020/07/07 at 4:03 pm
  • From Wally Cox on Carving a Pie Crust Table Top - Episode 1

    Thank you again Mary!! 🙂

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    2020/07/07 at 12:24 am
  • From Alan Downs on Carving an Open Book & Rose - Episode 3

    That is a tremendous work of carving art! Wow.
    Want to learn your purpose for a backer board approach.

    I am likely trying something far past my practice level. But looking to make it a gift, if it comes out as I hope

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    2020/07/05 at 4:13 pm
    • From MaryMay on Carving an Open Book & Rose - Episode 3

      Hi Alan,
      Thanks! I think this is probably one of the most challenging when it comes to comprehending the perspective tricks. The main reason I often use a backer board is so I can access the complete carving without any clamps in the way. Take your time and have fun! I would suggest carving one of these with just the open book first to understand the perspective. Then you can make a second one with the rose. Tackle one challenge at a time 🙂

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      2020/07/06 at 12:18 pm
  • From Linda Gee on Carving a Nativity Scene

    Good exercise for using the v-tool. Use a light touch, not too deep. After doing 3 of them they got better. Patience and practice.

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    2020/07/04 at 1:43 pm
    • From MaryMay on Carving a Nativity Scene

      It creates a nice affect with the different color wood. This technique can be used with many line drawing designs. As the designs get more complex, this technique often doesn't work because it can get too busy.

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      2020/07/06 at 12:14 pm
  • From Ronald Tatman on Carving a Pie Crust Table Top - Episode 1

    You made this look too easy. I am not being critical but am warning of the challenges in getting this to satisfaction. I must admit that I completed a tilt top
    Table from a Phil Lowe plan that was demonstrated in Williamsburg. The top was simply turned on my lathe with an outboard rest. Not easy but not as challenging as what you presented in episode one. Your demo allowed all of us to prepare for the
    Challenge of This carving

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    2020/07/02 at 11:37 pm
    • From MaryMay on Carving a Pie Crust Table Top - Episode 1

      Hi Ronald,
      There were definitely challenges to this one - mainly because of the grain. It was a lot of fun to do, but you just need to take your time with it and really pay attention to when the grain switches around the curved edge.

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      2020/07/06 at 12:13 pm
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