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The Paradise Door  pt. 2


Using a gouge to ground the carving.  The final background will have a tooled finish and will not be flat.


5 hours later. This is the first side of the first panel grounded to depth. You can see the tooling marks in the upper left corner.  When finished these tooling marks will be more uniform and flowing into the center of the floral pattern.


4 days later and all four panels are ground to the desired depths.

I am now planning and marking out the layers of the carving


Forms a seperated with a v-tool




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 The information on the pages of this website is geared toward the beginning carver.  I have tried to speak in plain English and in a manner as to be easily understood.  As   carving carries the inherent danger of using razor sharp tools, power machinery and solvents, the carver (that, being you) must accept full  liability for any injuries incurred and is strongly encouraged to be safe in all carving related activities. It is further strongly recommended that the carver seek out many different resources and become educated on the         proper use of their tools and  the safety involved in using them. The owner of this site (that, being me, Maura Macaluso) bears no liability for your injuries, or for any misprints, missing or incorrect information.  It is rumored that a carving doesn't have a soul until there is blood spilled on it.  Please don't let the fear of injury deter you in the creative carving process.  No guts, no glory,- no pain, no gain,-be safe, not sorry.


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Maura Macaluso

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2006 Carvin' in NYC

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