You will find that power carving is a release and window to art and nature. Rescuing a piece of wood, bound for the dump or fireplace, and creating a lasting memory or gift, is very rewarding. The effects of your work will be visible for all to see. It has a social currency.
Meet Maverick Jaillet, Power Carving Instructor
Maverick has worked in almost every trade that works with wood – from form work to finish. He teaches power wood carving classes as the Resident Instructor for King Arthur’s Tools in Tallahassee, Florida, and also teaches privately from his workshop at his home just outside Tallahassee. He has taught and demonstrated all over the U.S., including for the San Diego Woodturners, McDaniel College’s Common Ground On the Hill, and the South Cottage French Country Flea Market.
Maverick thrives on adventure and has a real passion for woodworking. He moved from Florida to Alaska in 1978 and lived there for 30 years. While in Alaska, he became a purchasing agent for the largest lumber company in Alaska and developed a love for woodworking.
Maverick returned to Tallahassee in 2009. Shortly after, Arthur Aveling, CEO of King Arthur’s Tools, envisioned turning an empty loft into a functioning woodworking studio and put Maverick to work on the project – Camelot’s Woodworking Studio.
In his free time, he enjoys creating unique projects – both practical and whimsical. He’s made a name for himself around town–friends and strangers frequently donate scrap materials for Maverick’s projects!
Some of Maverick’s carved pieces using found wood: