HandWorks Event 2015 #3: Mary May and one sweet carving mallet!

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Blog entry by CharlieK posted 05-21-2015 01:32 AM 2720 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Mary May is a fantastic woodcarver. I met her very briefly at the Handworks event last week. A friend of hers makes these brass mallets to her specifications. They have just the right heft and they look beautiful! Of all the really cool tools at Handworks, this is the one thing that I just had to have. It is the most comfortable mallet I have ever seen and I am really glad that I got one

The ends on each of these mallets had hand carved embellishments and each of them was a different.

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#1 posted 05-21-2015 03:06 AM


I first learned about her when Charles Neil hosted a workshop done by Mary. Looks like you were having a great time. As people ask me. Are you going to carve something with it? LOL! Can’t wait to see it.

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#2 posted 05-21-2015 01:01 PM

That is a beaut. Lets see you make a great carving now.

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#3 posted 05-21-2015 07:36 PM

I saw those mallets there too and almost bought one. Really nice design and finish. Mary’s carvings are amazing, too.

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#4 posted 05-22-2015 10:07 PM

I don’t have any carving projects planned right now, but I will definitely use this the next time I do!

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