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Intoduction to carving wood masks




THE BEGINNING OF A SERIES OF VIDEOS DESCRIBING THE ANCIENT ART OF CARVING WOODEN MASKS. THE NEXT SEVEN VIDEOS WILL INCLUDE A DISCUSSION ON TOOLS, SHARPENING, POWER TOOLS, WORK AREAS, WOOD SELECTION, MASK STRUCTURE AND MASK DESIGN The Carversplace Gallery www.cafepress.com please visit to view mask related gift items
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24 Responses to “Intoduction to carving wood masks”

  1. jameslacharles says:

    A number of people have asked me about this mask. Is it for decoration or for wearing? Answering this question may help in your decision making. One piece construction would be more valuable but would involve good planning. The one with the fans in the back could be fitted on but again planning is imperative. Good luck on your project.

  2. T3hPapaBear says:

    Awesome.. I watch too much CNN it would seem. Anyways I love this series. My family has woodworking in it’s blood as I’m the first generation who hasn’t taken it up yet. However I’m getting a strong itch to make a mask. I think my question to you is: can elements be added (e.g. glued onto) a mask or is it better to carve everything from one block. The reason why I’m asking is because my first project is a replica of a mask with large spikes coming from the sides. (Google “Majora’s Mask”)

  3. jameslacharles says:

    Yes, that’s me.

  4. T3hPapaBear says:

    This is coming way from left field, but you look like the guy who says the president’s job is a “management position” in one of the latest CNN ads. I could be completely wrong, but you look and sound just like him.

  5. jameslacharles says:

    thank you for the comment.  Your encouragement is much appreciated.

  6. gollumthedog says:

    Thank you for making these videos. Great work

  7. jkd185 says:

    fantastic!! just found your channel..really interesting,thank you for your time.
    i am really interested in green wood carving ;)
    kind regards and respect
    streetartist

  8. jameslacharles says:

    Your comments are very much appreciated. Thank you.

  9. mrfrogbutt1 says:

    WHat? I love your work James! Im an artist myself and I love sculpying in clay and mixed media! I LOVE your work…keep it coming and make the world a BETTER place!

  10. jameslacharles says:

    Good luck! Send me some pictures of your work.

  11. Jammsbro1 says:

    Glad to find this video. I’ve been looking for a great online tutorial on wood carving and yours looks the best.

  12. jameslacharles says:

    ok lets see what happens

  13. icyyfox says:

    hello im new at mask making and i need instructions with this type of mask that i drew out and can you email me at icyyfox@aol.com thank you :)

  14. jameslacharles says:

    Since doing those videos, I have met a number of people who share those feelings and carve or have started to carve. I have seen some great masks and carvings as a result. It is an inspiring process.

  15. Red23791 says:

    I agree that mask carving and creating masks is a beautiful art form and I have been fascinated by it since I was a child. I have never tried to carve my own masks but I hope to at some point in my life and I hope to learn more about it from your videos.

  16. jameslacharles says:

     hey are you still carving? Do you have any more pictures.

  17. waferfinger says:

    great video

    I’ve been doing a lot of work (drawing/painting) based on Native American culture and have had this urge to start carving wood and making masks. I’m very excited to start practising after this video :D

  18. poe8130 says:

    i’m finished with my mask ill send you a picture as quick as I can.Thanks again for your help.

  19. jameslacharles says:

    how did you do on your project

  20. jameslacharles says:

    would like to see your project when you finish, good luck

  21. poe8130 says:

    thanks a bunch sensei James you dont know how much youve helped me. I have this school project to do and ill definately get an a with your help.

  22. WILLARDJ says:

    MR…JAMES,,,great carvings,

  23. jameslacharles says:

    hey I am glad they were helpful. I am planing a new series of videos, they will be on my website and more detailed

  24. samson1520022000 says:

    thank you very much for taking time to make these videos and sharing them with us. I am not a carver but I am going to give it a go anyway . Wood masks for our fence.

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