South Carolina woodcarver opens school

Mary May, a woodcarver from Charleston, S.C., opened a new traditional artisan school, Cornerstone Creations, in South Carolina's Lowcountry.

The classes will focus on traditional techniques and processes that go back hundreds of years and are slowly being lost in our fast-paced world.

Core classes will teach traditional furniture making skills, such as:

? Building 18th century furniture

? How to cut dovetail joints

? How to carve wood

? How to make traditional inlay

? How to use hand planes

? The process of chair caning and rush seating

For a full class schedule, visit www.marymaycarving.com.

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