Mary May Additional Carving Set 2

Mary May Additional Carving Set 2

CA $351.64

We have put together all of  the May May Carving Tool Sets in packages including Beginner, Additional #1 and #2 to save you money and to make your selection and purchase easier.

To see what is included in this Additional Set #2… see below  


You may wish to consider purchasing an 11-4 Separately as an alternative

CA $351.64

Mary May Additional Carving Set 2

Mary May Additional Carving Set 2


Mary’s favorite tools are all Swiss Made by Pfeil and our Mary May’s sets are made up of ONLY those Swiss Made Tools.   Mary May Additional Carving Set 2 described on Mary’s website and pictured here consists of: #1-20mm flat chisel (now replaced with a Two Cherries Fishtail), #4-12mm Gouge, #6-8mm Gouge, #7F-8mm Fishtail, #7-12mm, #8-7mm gouge, #11-5mm Gouge (#11 Sweep is often called a Veiner) and a #12-4mm V-tool 60d  NOTE:  Mary suggest that if a particular width is not available then choose one that is 2mm narrower – to that end, we supply at 4-12 in place of the 4-14 suggested.   NOTE:  When Mary discovered that we have Two Cherries #1-20 in a Fishtail she suggested we replace the #1-20 Straight Swiss Made with the TC Fishtail ….and that’s just what we will do to keep Mary (and you) Happy!

To see more of the Swiss Made woodcarving tools by Pfeil see:  Swiss Made Tools

Mary’s classes, both on-line and in person, are widely acclaimed.   Her on-line classes are the most popular since you can learn right in your home at a time convenient to you.  Mary says:  “I’ll show you every step in as much detail as possible. My teaching approach is methodical and thorough, without skipping over important details. In fact, one of my lessons includes a whopping 7 and 3/4 hours of video.”

If you wish to purchase any of our other products that are Not On Sale (and you ARE a Mary May student) then Identify yourself as a Mary May Student in the comment section of your order form and we will deduct 10% when we process your order in our shop.  To qualify for this 10% Discount, your purchase must be over $50 before any taxes or shipping.  Taxes are only charged to Canadian purchases.

To see ALL of our Swiss Made tools please click here.

Canvas Tool RollsYour Swiss Made tools will last time if you treat them properly.  They will keep their edge extremely well and generally require a stropping only.    A simply stropping on leather will keep them in tip-top shape for hours of carving enjoyment.  Do not sharpen them on a regular basis – only when they require it.

Protect your tools and yourself …consider a 12 Pocket Tool Roll in which to store your tools!  Choose our Large Tool Roll for this Mary May Set.

Here is our Chipping Away Leather Strop …choose it and a bar of green honing compound.

Check out these Journeyman Brass Head Mallets too!

Mary says:   To Mallet or Not To Mallet?    That is the Question…

I often go back and forth as to whether I use a mallet or not. Sometimes I switch just to get a change of muscle use. Sometimes one or the other gets too repetitive, and I simply need variety and a rest.
If I am trying to remove a lot of wood, then I use the heaviest mallet I have – between 1.5 lb and 2 lb. The 2 lb. mallet can create muscle fatigue much quicker, where the 1.5 lb. mallet requires more strokes, but I am often able to carve for longer periods. It is better to use a wooden mallet for this heavy pounding, as the metal-headed mallets can do more damage to the wooden gouge handles. In spite of this potential, I often end up using the metal mallets because of the less bulky nature, and deal with any damage to the handles that come along.
I often use my metal mallet for lightly tapping controlled v-cuts. This will be very clear in the lesson where I carve the phoenix in the guitar body. With the wood being maple, the mallet guided the v-chisel in a much more controlled manner when I needed to keep the curves twisting and accurate. There were a few times when I tried pushing through without using the mallet, and it often slipped further than I wanted. Harder woods and pushing through with a v-chisel tend to be much more difficult to control.


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