• From Mary May - Woodcarver | Woodcarving Journeys on Carving a Leaf & Nut Design in Deep Relief - Episode 1

    [...] Learn how to carve in this video posting [...]

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    2013/01/12 at 3:47 pm
  • From Michael Thomas on Carving a Leaf & Nut Design in Deep Relief - Episode 1

    It's beautiful Mary. When you use the shallow gouges to form the curvature(up and down) how do you make a radius at the transition point? I am crazy about leaves and am trying to carve better leaves. Been looking at some pictures of Mark Yundt's as a guide but your videos are much more useful. Keep posting them, they are great.
    Mike

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    2013/01/12 at 10:14 am
    • From Mary May on Carving a Leaf & Nut Design in Deep Relief - Episode 1

      Thanks Mike, I'm not sure what you mean by "transition point". The trick with this carving is make small cuts to create the shape - whether it is a curvature or hollow. Just take small cuts, and find the shape in a very methodical way - bit by bit. This is very similar to finding shapes in stone carving - the slower you can go with the shaping, the easier it is to discover curvatures. If you try to go too fast, the shape can be lost quickly.

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      2013/01/15 at 8:07 pm
  • From John McKenna on Carving Egg & Dart Molding in Poplar

    Thanks for the nice video. What is the molding profile that you begin with? (with which you begin?)

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    2013/01/11 at 10:06 pm
    • From Mary May on Carving Egg & Dart Molding in Poplar

      The profile is very similar to the quarter round in the oak egg and dart video. When I get a chance, I'll put the measurements up. It is about half the size as the oak egg and dart - roughly.

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      2013/01/11 at 11:00 pm
  • From Joe Lyddon on What videos would you like to see?

    I think it would be interesting to see...

    A Handwritten Signature plaque carved for one's desk or wall... Not a Printed sign... a handwritten sign... carving going Over/Under as required to do it.
    In sizes like aprox... 3" x 12" ... or 2" x 8", etc. Showing difficulties involved with small, medium, or larger projects. Tools required...

    Also,

    A Unicorn or Horse carved in a small area say 5" x 7"... Side view of Head or complete body. Tools required to it...

    Also...

    The Plans / Design of a Canvas / Denim rollup storage for Carving tools, and accessories... with dimensions... room for about 10 carving tools, etc.

    Thank you very much.

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    2013/01/11 at 3:26 pm
  • From Justin Reinmuth on Carving a 3-D Hand - Episode 1

    Have to start calling you Mrs. da Vinci! Have you ever concidered adding some videos on stone carving also? Thanks Mary May!

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    2013/01/11 at 9:43 am
    • From Mary May on Carving a 3-D Hand - Episode 1

      Thanks Justin! At the moment I'm going to get a really good stock of woodcarving videos. I may consider some stone carving videos down the road, but the difficulty is you will be watching a video for 10 hours, and it will be good video to watch to solve any kind of insomnia. Not quite as "fast-paced" as wood carving.

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      2013/01/11 at 10:57 pm