• From Kent Olson on Carving Hair

    Thank you, Mary. Your ideas for carving hair, that is, clumps or sections of hair, are great. I can see it used in many carvings including horses and caricatures. Kent

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    2024/01/27 at 9:17 pm
    • From MaryMay on Carving Hair

      Thank you! It's fun to study how the masters figured it out.

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      2024/02/15 at 7:42 pm
  • From Kent Olson on Carving Hair

    The Greek god swirls look a bit like cinnamon roll swirls...always random and different sizes.

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    2024/01/27 at 8:54 pm
    • From MaryMay on Carving Hair

      Yeah... not exactly what I was looking for in hair curls, but cool cinnamon rolls! 🙂

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      2024/02/15 at 7:42 pm
  • From Tyler Black on Antique Finishing Techniques

    Hi Mary,
    I'm curious to what type of cloth you used. In the past I've tried to apply stain using cloth that's made for staining and supposed to be lint free and it left lint, especially on some "fuzzy" areas. Also I heard cheese cloth is a good way to stain and but again it left lint. I imagine you don't have as many, or any fuzzy areas, but have you ever experienced lint being left? What type of cloth do you use because your pieces look great, and that finish on the women is amazing. What a spectacular bust.
    Thanks,
    Tyler

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    2023/12/04 at 5:46 pm
    • From MaryMay on Antique Finishing Techniques

      Hello Tyler,
      Thank you! I have discovered that whether lint is left or not, if you buff it with a cloth afterwards, any tiny bits of lint are removed. Also if you put a light coating of wax, that can help give it a nice sheen, and the process of rubbing the wax also removes lint. This may not be the "traditional" way of doing this, but it works!

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      2023/12/06 at 5:34 am
  • From Kent Olson on Carving a Grinling Gibbons Acanthus Leaf - Episode 1

    Thank you, Mary. Part 1 was very good. I finally finished it. I look forward to watching the rest. Kent

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    2023/11/11 at 10:33 pm
  • From JOE LAMBERT on Carving a Grinling Gibbons Acanthus Leaf - Episode 1

    It appears as though the third episode of this carving is a repeat of the second episode. The beginning at least is the same as the second episode. Is it meant to be that way or is this a mistake? If it is not meant to be that way then the link to the third video is wrong

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    2023/11/05 at 9:53 am