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- Enough Glue Brushes for 720 Years of WorkI am fond of using acid brushes – sometimes called “flux brushes” – for spreading glue. And I have used … The post Enough Glue Brushes for 720 Years of Work appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Pinch Dogs to the Rescue (I Hope)Like pocket screws, traditional pinch dogs are a great way to join odd assemblies or to use them in … The post Pinch Dogs to the Rescue (I Hope) appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Pocket Screws for Chairmaking? (Yes)The first time I became aware of pocket screws I was standing in a Grizzly Industrial showroom handing out free … The post Pocket Screws for Chairmaking? (Yes) appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Meet Nancy Hiller, Author of ‘English Arts & Crafts Furniture’Nancy Hiller’s new book, “English Arts & Crafts Furniture,” is an outstanding piece of research and writing. If … The post Meet Nancy Hiller, Author of ‘English Arts & Crafts Furniture’ appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Enough Glue Brushes for 720 Years of Work
LostArtPress on InstagramPenny Turkey the Commerce Cat would like to remind you that we are running low on bandanas. Order now or blah blah blah.The @benchcrafted Hi-Vise is great for wacky parts. Thanks to @burnheartmade for assembling it.Free Plate 11 stickers (courtesy of our researcher Suzanne Ellison) at our storefront in Covington, Ky., today.
- RT @lovecrossbones: Thank you Chris. I got my fair share of transphobia when I came out in woodworking communities. And thank you for putti… 12 hours ago
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- RT @_infrareal_: Here’s the top view of the Japanese style platform bed I’m making (sans slats). No one will ever know it but me, but I’ll… 1 day ago
Category Archives: Carve the Acanthus with Mary May
Perhaps the best way to describe Mary May, author of “Carving the Acanthus Leaf,” is to describe another woman – Grace. Grace began as an 8” x 10” x 21” block of mahogany, and emerged not with plan or intent, but … Continue reading
If you’ve ever met Mary May, author of “Carving the Acanthus Leaf,” then you probably know this already: Mary does not do anything halfway. Her book is an exhaustive look at carving this iconic motif with hundreds and hundreds of … Continue reading
In the Spring 2018 issue of Pins & Tales (the Society of American Period Furniture Makers‘ e-magazine), Martin O’Brien, a professional furniture maker, stone carver and well-known conservator, reviewed Mary May‘s “Carving the Acanthus Leaf.” “As an instructional text, it … Continue reading
This is an excerpt from “Carving the Acanthus Leaf” by Mary May. DRAWING THE SYMMETRICAL ‘S’ CURVE This example works with multiple curves and shows how to draw a symmetrical design that identifies the midrib of the leaf for Chapter 5. By … Continue reading
Can there ever be too many ways of learning to carve acanthus leaves? My new book, “Carving the Acanthus Leaf,” has full and complete step-by-step instructions on how to carve a variety of different historical acanthus leaves using hundreds of … Continue reading
When I first stepped into one of Mary May’s architectural woodcarving classes, I had some vague notion of what it would be like to carve wood. Though I had some interest (I’m interested in making just about anything with wood), … Continue reading