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Expertise

I can answer almost all questions regarding woodcarving, chip carving, scroll sawing, carving tools and techniques and can answer most questions regarding wood. I am not an appraiser of carvings nor an antique dealer.

Experience in the area

I am a custom woodcarver. I have been carving for many years now, have won numerous awards, and am very well connected in the world of woodcarving. I am the owner/operator of www.carvinginnyc.com

Organizations

national association of woodcarvers, woodcarvers of queens, Richmond county carvers club, carving life panel of experts

Publications

Chip chats, carving magazine

Education/Credentials

Have taken many, many classes and instruction from many fine carvers, I was originally self taught which is the best way to learn. Many thousands of carving hours later and I find that I am now well-respected.

Awards and Honors

numerous 1st place and other title awards at different venues

Past/Present Clients

My work is now in international collections

What do you like about this subject?

I like knowing that I am helping to keep a lost art alive. I find everything about it very interesting

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I hope to continue on my journey, learning and carving. i also wish to teach lots of people to share my passion.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Woodcarving is one of the oldest crafts known to man. Man has practiced woodcarving since the dawn of the age of reason.

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Recent Answers from maura macaluso

2016-10-03 Trouble with sharpening.:

Hi Joe. Yes, you need a flat surface to work on.  Can be as simple as a thick piece of glass or a ceramic tile.  Easiest way to sharpen is to use different grits of sandpaper. Use a spray adhesive to glue

2016-02-24 rotary tools:

I don't own a Milwaukee so I had to find a friend that did. I have been using both corded Dremels and Craftsman rotary tools for many years. While I do use a rotary tool for certain tasks in carving, I

2015-03-31 Question regarding chisel tool set:

Yes, this is a basic set of woodcarving tools.  They are inexpensive and low quality.   If a person is determined and motivated they will be able to work with these if there are no better tools available

2015-01-18 Query..:

Sam.....it is my personal and professional opinion that there is no safe way to cut into wood which contains nails, hidden or not.  There is the distinct possibility of serious injury or major tool and/or

2015-01-18 Ref: question:

Sam.....it is my personal and professional opinion that there is no safe way to cut into wood which contains nails, hidden or not.  There is the distinct possibility of serious injury or major tool and/or

 

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