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Recent Comments 2017-11-30T01:05:07+00:00
  • From Bonnie Luidl on Carving a Camellia Flower - Beginner Lesson #8

    I did the Celtic clover leaf recently. It can be very mind numbing. I have to do more work on it to clean it up, but love the look.

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    2018/03/20 at 3:39 pm
  • From Robert Stoddard on Carving a Cat Frame - Episode 3

    I have to agree with Ralph, you put the glass in after the picture. It should be reversed, you want the glass in first to protect the picture. Then the backing & clips. I enjoyed all 3 lessons, as you said something that looks so simple usually isn't. Which makes it more interesting to do. god bless

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    2018/03/19 at 9:05 pm
  • From JIm Geisert on Preparing to Carve

    Hi Mary. Is that a Sjoberg Sumo carving bench behind you in your video? I was lucky enough to locate one used and bought it. Great carving bench if you can find one.

    Jim Geisert

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    2018/03/18 at 10:05 pm
    • From MaryMay on Preparing to Carve

      Yes, that is a great Sjoberg bench. Woodcraft Supply used to sell these, and my husband got this for me for Christmas one year. It is a bit high for me, but still OK. The top can lift up at an angle, but I have never used this - just because I am used to carving on a flat surface. Maybe one day I'll try it...

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      2018/03/19 at 9:54 am
      • From JIm Geisert on Preparing to Carve

        I'm 5'8" and I find it's just the right height for me to stand and carve. At first I thought it was too high but it's nice to be able to stand without having to bend over at all. I've never used the tilt feature either but I'm thinking about doing a larger flat carving and I may try it for that

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        2018/03/19 at 1:07 pm
  • From DIANE CALVELLO on Carving a Cat Frame - Episode 3

    Thank you, Mary,
    This is a another great lesson to appreciate the importance of grain direction for every cut!

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    2018/03/16 at 7:40 pm
    • From MaryMay on Carving a Cat Frame - Episode 3

      Thanks Diane! When making "holes" like this for the paw prints, it is so important to clean up that messy inside cut by cutting across the grain.

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      2018/03/19 at 9:46 am
  • From Ralph Hausman on Carving a Cat Frame - Episode 3

    I do agree with your Oops insert, glass goes in first, then the picture ...

    Also, you can see by the uneven coloration/blotches at the top of the frame that the piece of wood was flat sawn rather than cross cut ... something I assume is hard to detect on bare linden wood ... I tend to use the cypress I salvage from floaters found in our riverbed following frequent highwater incidents for most of my carvings and the grain is far more dense, thus visible.

    Still, as usual, I thoroughly enjoyed the lessons ... thanks again for all the details. r

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    2018/03/15 at 12:58 am
    • From MaryMay on Carving a Cat Frame - Episode 3

      Hi Ralph,
      Actually, I did put the photo in correctly (I haven't changed it from when I filmed it and am looking at it now). The Ooops was me mistakenly thinking I put the photo in upside down 🙂

      Glad you liked the lesson!

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      2018/03/19 at 9:44 am
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