• From Dan Hochleutner on Carving a Realistic Rose

    Thank you. I feel more confident about carving a beautiful rose.

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    2024/06/07 at 12:56 pm
  • From Wade Hehr on Carving a Byzantine Peacock

    Hi Mary,
    At your suggestion in this lesson I am making two peacocks, one being the reverse image. I have to say that this carving has been a huge challenge for me. All of the different elements have really stretched my carving ability and the importance of sharp tools. I have completed one peacock except for the finishing to get rid of all the fuzzies. This is such a great lesson!

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    2024/05/30 at 6:10 am
  • From Mark Curran on Carving a Basic Acanthus Leaf

    Great video, Mary. I have your book, and this will help me along the way.

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    2024/05/13 at 12:08 pm
  • From Ronald Tatman on Carving a Byzantine Peacock

    Awesome! A days with of teaching in less than two hours.

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    2024/04/14 at 10:22 am
  • From Tom Wynn on Carving a Byzantine Peacock

    I would like to carve this for a cover over my intercom box at my pool. I need a wood that is weather resistant. Which would be easier to cave Cypris or Cedar. or do you know of another wood that would be better to use.
    I am a new member but have worked with wood as a hobby my entire life, never tried carving before but I am loving it, and you are a wonderful teacher. Thank You

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    2024/03/29 at 3:22 pm
    • From MaryMay on Carving a Byzantine Peacock

      Hello Tom,
      Thank you! Both of those woods are OK for carving. They are not ideal because of the soft, sponginess of the wood. You may want to consider spanish cedar or mahogany. I know in the south they use those for exterior windows. However, they are not in full sunlight and direct rain, which I'm guessing yours will be. There really isn't any ideal wood that will last a long time in full weather. What you may want to consider is carve one, then make a rubber mold of it and make a resin casting that can be outside. Then put the carved one inside in a protected environment. Just a thought... Have fun!

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      2024/04/02 at 9:34 pm
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