• From Philip Price on Sharpening a V-Chisel - Beginner Lesson #5

    Final honing inside the tip of the bottom corner of the V is tricky.

    I use a stretched length of Dental Floss rubbed with compound to get right inside the tiny spot.
    Couple of strokes along a 18 inch length is good.

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    2022/05/16 at 5:47 am
  • From Paul Fuhrman on How to Draw with Perspective

    Mary, I like your teaching style as you go into details about sharpening gouges, to explaining how to layout the work. I look forward to learning more technique from each lesson. Thanks! Paul Fuhrman

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    2022/05/11 at 8:33 pm
  • From Stephen Thomas on Carving Hands


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    2022/05/11 at 8:26 pm
  • From imran sajan on Carving Stylized Serif Lettering in Capitals - Episode 2

    Hello Mary. I see you using the single bevel chisel (carpenters) and not the carvers usual dual bevel chisel. What is the advantage? Thank you

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    2022/05/06 at 7:23 pm
    • From MaryMay on Carving Stylized Serif Lettering in Capitals - Episode 2

      Hello Imran,
      The flat chisel I prefer is still a carving chisel, but does have a single bevel. There is a difference between this one and a bench chisel, as I believe the angles of the bevel would be more like 30 degrees for a regular woodworkers chisel, where the carving chisels are 22 to 23 degrees. Bench chisels are challenging to carve with because of the bulkiness. I am aware of the double-bevel carving chisels, but definitely prefer the single bevel because of the versatility of either using it bevel side up or bevel side down.

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      2022/05/11 at 7:14 am
  • From Ronald Tatman on Carving Hands - Episode 1

    Much endurance to remove so much wood with gauges. I have to admit that I cheated on the hobby horse. I used a spoke shave for some of the stock removal. The techniques shown in this lesson are valuable

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    2022/05/04 at 10:48 pm
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