• From Pat McCambridge on Carving a Basic Flower

    Hi Mary, so if I'm using a v chisel to carve a "snaked" line or groove down the length of a board, like wavy hair. One side of the "V" is always going to be cutting against the grain with the other side going with the grain. Turing around and going the other direction won't solve the problem. Since there are numerous lines close together, Is there a process that minimizes the against the grain pressure? I've only been able to cut a very shallow line with the v tool first and when going deeper, try to put pressure on the "with the grain" side of the chisel. There must be a better way (I hope)

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    2021/09/19 at 10:59 pm
  • From DIANE CALVELLO on Carving Praying Hands - Episode 1

    Thanks, Mary! Great lesson in backgrounding. Looking forward to the rest of the lesson. Diane Calvello

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    2021/09/01 at 8:02 pm
  • From Sandi Rubie on Carving Praying Hands - Episode 2

    Yes, I certainly did enjoy that video. I liked the first episode so much tonight that I immediately watched your second video. They were great movies to watch tonight! Thank you.

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    2021/08/31 at 12:27 am
  • From Tom Weir on Carving Praying Hands - Episode 1

    I think this is a good video we did not need to be reminded of donuts and you made me think of the welcome daises but it showed me how to take down the background THANKYOU

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    2021/08/20 at 5:16 pm
    • From MaryMay on Carving Praying Hands - Episode 1

      Hi Tom,
      Quite often people jump into these lessons without seeing the donut lesson so I generally refer to that. And those who have watched it may have forgotten. It's my "teaching" way of re-affirming a very valuable lesson. With thousands of students, it's always best to over-teach than under-teach.

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      2021/08/23 at 11:08 am
  • From Timothy Daniels on Carving a "Chip Carved" Star

    Hi Mary
    I’m curious about the flat chisel that you use in this lesson. Except for the fishtail shape, is it ground like a conventional flat bench chisel? I haven’t added one to my carving tool set yet, but I have a lot of bench chisels of different sizes. Enjoying this lesson. Your ability to kind of improvise as you work is pretty jaw dropping.
    Many thanks.

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    2021/08/19 at 3:43 pm
    • From MaryMay on Carving a "Chip Carved" Star

      Hi Tim,
      I'm glad you are enjoying the lesson! The flat chisel I used has only 1 bevel, similar to a bench chisel, but is thinner with an angle of about 23 degrees. Two Cherries has this in fishtail and you can find that at www.chippingaway.com

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      2021/08/23 at 11:06 am
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