As editors, we search our two web sites (popularwoodworking.com and shopwoodworking.com) constantly for information for the online extras portion of all articles and most columns – the information, we hope, is both relevant and interesting. While searching the sites, I often come across books, articles and DVDs that have scads of interesting information, including tips and techniques.
Because woodworkers are visual, I plan, over the coming weeks, to pull short snippets of some of the DVDs found at our store web site. Each clip has something useful, it’s not the same clip shared on the shopwoodworking.com site (when there is a clip) and it gives you a look at what other information is found on that particular DVD.
Below is a short clip from “Carving a Shell and Acanthus Leaf with Mary May,” in which Mary talks about carving tools. She explains the numbers – the curvature and width – used to differentiate the individual tools. She also shares examples of many different brands of carving tools. (Click the link above to get all the details on this DVD.)