• From Ralph Hausman on Carving a Cube & Sphere

    Enjoyed this one more than expected ... it helped to have your printout drawing on larger sheet of paper to actually find the "vanishing points" ... neat!

    Tis closing on to the "season to be merry" and as you have focused lessons on some great Christmas carvings, do you have any more up your sleeve? Would love to get started on something for my family .... again, thanks for all you offer .... Doc ralph

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    2023/10/20 at 12:11 am
    • From MaryMay on Carving a Cube & Sphere

      Thanks Ralph! I'll try and fit at least one Christmas lesson in between now and then. In the mean time, there are lots of options from before!

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      2023/11/02 at 2:12 pm
  • From Bonita Reynaga on Creating Textured Backgrounds

    How would this work on walnut since it is harder and may not tear as easily as Bass?

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    2023/09/22 at 5:09 pm
    • From MaryMay on Creating Textured Backgrounds

      The challenge with walnut is the density of the wood. Any "puncture" textures will have to be hit much harder to get any depth. But the actual breaking of the grain will probably be less. Making carving cuts into walnut is very nice, but cutting across the grain is the easiest to keep the cuts clean.

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      2023/10/05 at 8:38 am
  • From Ralph Hausman on Carving an Art Nouveau Picture Frame - Episode 1

    Fantastic .... really enjoyed this session(s) ... had to watch it in two sessions (been milling some hackberry I dropped a couple years ago to enclose upper back balcony) but finished it tonight ... have wondered how you did the shadow lines but see now it involves back to back hollows ... really neat ... thanks .... buy the way, any chance of your doing a lesson or so on how you did the handmirrow you demonstrated with? Again, a great session ... thanks. rmh

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    2023/09/09 at 9:20 pm
    • From MaryMay on Carving an Art Nouveau Picture Frame - Episode 1

      Hi Ralph,
      I'm so glad you enjoyed this lesson! That hand mirror is actually a lesson on my school. Here is the link: https://www.marymaycarving.com/carvingschool/2019/02/20/carving-an-art-nouveau-hand-mirror/

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      2023/09/20 at 9:18 pm
  • From Mark Rich on Carving a Dragonfly - Episode 1

    Hey there Mary. Always enjoy the new video projects, and still hoping you might do a Maltese Cross some time. I am a retired firefighter and would really like to have a solid tutorial for that. Keep chipping away!!

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    2023/09/04 at 10:08 pm
  • From erich zarnfaller on Carving a Tall Ship

    Hi, Nice ! I am doing this for a present and see that the picture ofr the lesson has a grey/blue coloring for the background. What did you use? thanks

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    2023/08/31 at 9:18 am
    • From MaryMay on Carving a Tall Ship

      Thank you! That was part of the ceramic plate. It was made quite a few years ago and I have no clue!

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      2023/10/18 at 8:40 pm