• 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 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
  • From Raymond Ziegler on Carving a Byzantine Design

    Mary, was the bird on the pierced panel carved separately or part of the piece itself?

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    2024/03/05 at 2:17 pm
  • From Alanne Whitaker on Livestream #26 - Carving Hair

    Love this lesson, I used this for a camp fire, like you suggested. it worked perfect;y !! Good idea, thanks you !

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    2024/02/20 at 5:16 pm
  • From Alanne Whitaker on Carving a Byzantine Design

    WONDERFUL training this is so very much helping my skill with my gouges!! Thank you.

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    2024/02/02 at 12:55 pm
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