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Mary May's on line wood carving lessons ***AND turning blanks for carving a Philly Highboy rosette #3: FOURTH ENTRY Celtic Knots and Tudor Rose
One of the lessons was on Celtic Knots. I was fascinated with the subject and chose to pull some designs I liked off of the net and came up with three I liked… The first one was 3 loops intertwined and I like it because of its basket weave appearance. Next I wanted to try a simple infinity loop looking design… And then I decided to design one myself. There was a very cool Celtic Knot with a circle woven into it… so I decided to draw it into a hexagon and lea...
Mary May's on line wood carving lessons ***AND turning blanks for carving a Philly Highboy rosette #2: Moving beyond the first 13 online lessons..
Didn’t think when I signed up for online carving lessons that there would be any interaction with the teacher. I was wrong. You get to ask questions, make comments and post your completed lessons for feedback. If you check out Mary May’s online carving lessons you will see that in and amongst the 50+ video lessons, there are the first 13 lessons. The basics. These take you through different kinds of gouges and chisels, sharpening those gouges and chisels. Sharpening a V Ch...
IT seems a natural transition to pass to this simple and effective style of wood-carving after some preliminary exercises in the Dragon or Viking manner. The Byzantine style of decoration dates from the early half of the sixth century to the conquest of the Eastern Roman Empire by the Crusaders, a.d. 1204. Among its characteristics are the extremely pointed treatment of the acanthus, and much veining the leaves. In Byzantine architecture, the round arch and dome are conspicuous features. T...
Mary May's on line wood carving lessons ***AND turning blanks for carving a Philly Highboy rosette #1: Basic beginnings for a new carver...
FIRST ENTRY Have been selling these deck cooler cabinets pretty well this summer. My twist is to carve on the front of them. Team logos, peoples names, company logos… etc. But my carving skills were defined by he sharpness of the Knack knife I was using. Went to Woodcraft in Walpole MA and saw Andrew Teixeira do a carving exhibition a month or so ago. Got the bug, but the first class was not until November. So I googled wood carving lessons and found Mary May ! And that was a ...
In the above video my friend Bill Anderson introduces beginners to the ideal tools and techniques for getting started in carving your traditional wooden furniture. Bill starts off introducing the ideal mallet for wood carving. Here is the link to the mallet that Bill used in this video, along with some highly rated, yet more affordable options: -“Blue Spruce” 16 oz. Carver’s Mallet: around $80 (click here)-“Wood Is Good” urethane Carver’s Mallet: around $29 (click here)-“Shop Fox...
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