Maine Wood Carving Studio: Woodworking Bench, Chisels and Gouges, Bas-Relief and Sculpture

Maine Wood Carving Studio: Woodworking Bench, Chisels and Gouges, Bas-Relief and Sculpture


Hi I’m Susan deGrandpre, wood sculptor in Scarborough, Maine. Welcome to my
studio. I’ll show you the bench that I work at. I always use an old mallet that my father made. Let me show you some of my tools. I have
over a hundred tools in my collection most of these are Swiss Made. which are very
high quality reasonably priced, some of my tools like the small ones here are Princeton
Woodcraft made Woodcraft is a national wood material
store and some of my tools are made by my father which are kind of fun to use. This is a
piece that I’m working on right now. My friend Paul is going to take you on a
little tour of some the other work in my studio. Let’s
take a look around Susan’s studio, Some of the wood carvings that she has
on display. These are mahogany works; we’ve got a a bird there looks, like
a crow and Susan’s dog Ardo, who by the way is hanging out
right there. hey are now in person really like these this is a triptych are
these all in mahogany no those are basswood password much
softer got a triptych here click a wedding and then kinda symbolic tree then maybe a couple in later on in life absolutely triptych my parents which that’s nice like those kinda bar relief
works are I do to work got bar relief so they woman with her child in elderly woman a man and some other works here Susan really like shells a lot don’t you
I do show this is like a big nautilus shell I
would call that is that i’d is accurate it’s pretty big
folks and these are some works at Susan’s
father did actually had kind of a comic a la wine stopper there a the bottle stopper Cup pieces will its nice little little monk see Susan got her lot over
inspiration and techniques from your father right absolutely interesting you like a love I would call almost
movie cuz teams here BC Canada morning looks to me like a
woman in morning almost no she’s not feeling too good okay well couple women who are feeling
too good way we’ve got kinda via looks like a
tribal are african kinda symbol there names sometimes I like happy ones say yeah another shell almost like a rosebud scholer Rose Byrne it’s an a day like this was a cardinal
that skew other shell you really do like shells a
lot how well feel nice again we’ll figure there this is an 81
that’s a a looks like a dog right sitting tree East outside us nice other bar really card a thanks for
stopping by if you’d like any more information about
my car summer she just like to get in touch
dues check white car always interested in making new friends
and connections world you can email me Susan did dei gr a and perp gmail dot com thanks for watching

3 Comments

  • Green Man Diary says:

    Great image of your bench! Seems viewers are getting on-board with SdG. Nice work.

  • KanPo Studios says:

    Excellent  video Susan – i'm a fellow wood sculptor here in sunny Puerto Rico. I work mainly in mahogany, Spanish cedar, oak and the all time favorite walnut. I believe a carving studios should be designed and tailored along with the user personality. Your studio shows just that. Your studio is you. Many carver have studios that don't reflect who they are. They carved because they are asked. I carved because I want to! I grew up in New Jersey and I remember carving simple walking sticks thru those long winters there. You being in Maine you understand that perfectly. When in the Caribbean give us a call .My wife Mary and I love to accommodate snowbirds !

  • David H. says:

    For the time being, I do think that Woody Hyezmar is yet giving his Woodworking Bible to those who are interested. Just though I’d mention it.

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