Madcarver is creating Sculpture
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patrons

$31
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Hi, my name is Randall Stoner, aka Madcarver. I create magical-realistic sculptures that depict scenes from years of reading fiction. The mediums I use are hard woods of numerous types. Creation of my art is produced by the use of chisels, and the sculptures vary in size anywhere from one foot to three or more feet. In addition to my specialty of high bas-relief I have also created full busts and stand alone sculptures. I look for the deepest depth and the highest height in addition to the most intriguing angles from the character and surrounding objects.

One of the most frequent ways I find inspiration for my work is through the stories I love to read. Particularly moving passages permeate my thoughts and fuel my creative action. I find myself reliving the feelings of inhabiting this other reality so thoroughly that the "unreal" elements of the story, such as dwarfs & ogres, seem spectacularly real long after the book was finished. It is this immersion into their prosaic lives, monumental struggles, and epic successes that make it possible for me to create art that is worthy of the sentiment brought forth by the literature.

In addition to my goals below, I am likely to add further tiers, rewards, & other benefits as I become more adept at Patreon and seeing to the needs of my Patrons. Much will be directly based on comments and suggestions. 

My goals are three-fold.  First, I'd like to pass-on the knowledge I've gathered over the last twenty years to those who want it via video. As I create piece after piece, start to finish, with varying degrees of difficulty, complexity, and challenges, patrons will be able to learn my methods, ask questions & make suggestions, comment on particular ways to achieve, get help with their own work, and explore my world of woodcarving sculpture. Among the things that patrons will be able to learn are the carving, tool use & sharpening, frame creation, and all the things in between where my choices, methods, and thought processes are concerned.

Second
, I'd like to "pull" woodcarving out of the "folk-art" stigma that has followed it since, possibly, its inception; into the light of today's modern arts. I feel that the "wood" medium when presented as "Art" can receive an undesirable connotation that should not devalue the art, but in fact enhance it, as the difficulty in creation is far-reaching.

Third, becoming a Patron of Madcarver directly effects my ability to produce more work of varying subject matter, by making it possible for Madcarver to obtain the following:
  • Project wood species, the frame wood species, the fabric backing, the glue, Pyrographic tools, Maintenance of pyro tools, including purchase of new, Chisels, Maintenance of chisels and new ones, the sharpening stones, leather, buffing machine, & compound, Wood stains of numerous shades & brushes to apply, Sand paper, sanding cones, and rotary bits & replacements and sanding machines, Rotary tools about 10 new ones yearly, Polyurethane finish and brushes, table, miter, and jig saws, joiner, clamps (standard and minis) & 90° angle clamps (framing), pipe clamps (large projects), Air compressor & hose, nail gun & nails, and fill compound (frame), the enclosing & hanging hardware, Advertising: cameras, Social media ads, website, video creation, computer, printers & paper, MCW documentation; folders, business cards, flyers, etc.

Thank you,

Randall Stoner
aka Madcarver
Tiers
Welcome to Madcarver, Behind the Scenes
$2 or more per month 2 patrons
- Supporting me at this Tier is greatly appreciated.  You will be contributing to my tool maintenance, wood & tool acquisitions, and taking off some of the financial pressure, associated with the sculpture creation. You'll unlock any exclusive behind the scenes posts and updates here on Patreon including early access to social media posts from "Madcarver", "Randall Stoner", "Woodcarving by Madcarver", etc. Some of my work is subject to NDAs, and those will not be shown, until I can get customer permission. Most often, I will work on various areas and make salient points during a current project. These points can "touch on" cutting depths & angles, the use of various tools & sharpening, adherence to size & placement of subject matter, artistic shadowing & pyrography and safety. Note, as it is current work, the processes go in order. I.e., carving comes before shadowing.

- Patron-Only Content 

- Early access to social media posts

- Thank You Post Card 

Live Stream, MC Q&A, Pictures, & Voting
$5 or more per month 1 patron

 - All previous tiers

 - Access to a one (1) hour Q&A (limited) Live Stream, with current project, every Wednesday evening around 4:30 PM (PST) (make up sessions will be done when sick or out of town).

 - Voting on the next "Patreon" sculpture project: When one piece comes to an end, you'll be able to cast your vote, from artwork provided by MC.  Once all Patrons have voted the highest voted artwork will get to the chopping block. If no vote occurs, MC will choose.

 - "Digital Picture Request" (3 pictures max) of any given "Patreon Only" and/or Madcarver "In Inventory" sculpture. This could be for a specific area or angle of an artwork. Limit one "Set" per month per patron.  If I have fewer than ten patrons and you want more, just ask...

 - Critiques / Wood Sculpting tips

 - Available picture request: Many pieces are sold & gone, but pictures are available.  If you want some of these (3 pictures max @ 1 set per month), just let me know, and I'll look for them & send some. 

Tutor Vid, ArtSt, Tool Shrp'g, Frm Pic
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
 - All previous tiers & feeds 

 - Link to available tutorials & or general project videos. (Videos added quarterly or sooner), on a Patreon Specific sculpture or other artwork not specific to Patreon.

 - Artwork Statement (digital) for completed artwork. One statement annually.  To be electronically transferred upon request. Some artwork Statements will remain "unavailable" due to customer request, as some are personal in nature.

 - Studio/Workshop tour

 - Introduction to tool sharpening

 - Framed photograph of completed artwork. Patron can choose one (1) photo from a selection chosen by MC.  The photo is printed on styrene, framed with a cardboard mat front and back, and sent in a plastic bag (single time Benefit).

 - Voting on photos to be included in the Framed Photo benefit

 - Further framed photos will be available from www.madcarver.com

Vid Tutorial, 15% Disc, MC Fantasy Wall
$25 or more per month 1 patron
 - All previous tiers & feeds 

 - Video Request Tutorial/Other, limited to one topic for the video (digital link). Patron must be a subscriber for 1 month prior to gaining Video Request.  2 videos per year (6 months to elapse prior to next video).  Video will be approximately 30 Minutes, and will be a digital link. Method Requests must be about sculptures I have created or processes my sculptures show that I know. Choose from within:

  •  Carving / Method

 - 15% discount on available (In Inventory/unsold) artwork.  Must be a Patron for 3 months prior to obtaining discount. Usable 3/yr.

  • Will not include "Commissioned by other customer Artwork". 

  • If artwork is on exhibition, the Patron must wait for the return of artwork, which may have sold at exhibition, to purchase.

 - 2" x 2" section of the Tier Four (4) MC Crafted Fantasy Wall.  This is an original Madcarver sculpted sheet of wood that has been carved into the appearance of a fantasy wall made from stone, wood, tile, etc. As Patrons join Tier Four (4), a  2" x 2" section of the MC Crafted Fantasy Wall will be cut off, finely finished, signed by MC, and shipped to the Patron (Outside USA Patrons pay shipping). In the place of the cut off sections (from main piece, which will be never-ending) will be a picture of the completed 2" x 2" section with the name of the Patron that got it (Patrons can opt out of name recognition). Periodic pictures of the Tier Four (4) MC Crafted Fantasy Wall as it changes will be posted. 

 - MC will look into offering additional 2" x 2" sections of the Tier Four (4) MC Crafted Fantasy Wall for those that want more pieces and will be a separate low cost purchase. They will be available from www.madcarver.com.

Custom Video Request, 25% Artwork Disc
$45 or more per month 0 patrons
- All previous tiers & feeds  

- Custom Video Request, limited to one topic for the video (digital link). Patron must be a subscriber for 3 months prior to gaining Video Request.  Two (2) videos per year (6 months to elapse prior to next video).  Video will be approximately 45 Minutes, and will be a digital link. Method Requests must be about sculptures I have created or processes my sculptures show that I know. Choose one (2/yr): 

 • Carving method, Wood Thickness / Depth Assessment, Tool Sharpening, Custom Project Framing, Business/Documentation

  Sharpening "your choice" of broken carving chisel.

  Other (Must be Approved by Madcarver/Randall Stoner) 

- 25% discount on available (In Inventory/unsold) artwork. Must be a Patron for 6 months prior to obtaining discount.  Usable 2/yr. 

 • Will not include "Commissioned by other customer Artwork". 

 • If artwork is on exhibition, the Patron must wait for the return of artwork, which may have sold at exhibition, to purchase.

Coop Vid, 30% Disc, MC Fantasy Wall +
$75 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
 - All previous tiers & feeds

Patron must be a subscriber for 2 months prior to gaining Video Requests (feel free to let me know what you are looking for so I can prepare). 

- Video Request "Cooperative Tutorial via Live feed" limited to one topic for the time period. I.e., "How did you produce that..". Patron must be a subscriber for 2 months prior to gaining Cooperative Live Stream. Two (2) videos per year (6 months to elapse prior to next video). Cooperative Live Stream will be approximately 60 Minutes. Method Requests must be about sculptures I have created or processes my sculptures show that I know. Choose one: 

 - 30% discount on available (In Inventory/unsold) artwork.   Must be a Patron for 9 months prior to obtaining discount.  Usable 2/yr. 

   •   Will not include "Commissioned by other customer Artwork". 

   •   If artwork is on exhibition, the Patron must wait for the return of artwork, which may have sold at exhibition, to purchase. 

 - 3" x 3" section of the Tier Five (5) MC Crafted Fantasy Wall with added oddity.  This is an original Madcarver sculpted sheet of wood that has been carved into the appearance of fantasy walls, doors, dungeon stone, etc.  The "added oddity" will be a small item not present at lower tiers.   As Patrons join Tier Five a 3" x 3" section of the  Tier Five (5) MC Crafted Fantasy Wall will be cut off, finely finished, signed by MC, and shipped to the Patron (Outside USA Patrons pay shipping).  Further 3" x 3" new sections will be shipped to the patron quarterly. In the place of the cut off (from main piece, which will be never-ending) will be a picture of the completed 3" x 3" section with the name of the Patron that got it (Patrons can opt out of name recognition).  Periodic pictures of the Tier Five (5) MC Crafted Fantasy Wall as it changes will be posted.

 - MC will look into offering additional 3" x 3" sections of the Tier Five (5) MC Crafted Fantasy Wall for those that want more pieces and will be a separate low cost purchase. They will be available from www.madcarver.com. 

Goals
$31 of $250 per month
Reaching this goal will be my first milestone, and extremely meaningful to me.  I will create a Thank You video to all my Patrons.  Additionally, with some of the pressure now removed, I'll be able to return to creating larger more advanced scenes.  I.e., A project of a goblin holding a pitch fork is cool, but a Goblin holding a pitch fork at the base of a castle wall with incoming hordes and ballistic projectiles overhead is far better.. 
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Hi, my name is Randall Stoner, aka Madcarver. I create magical-realistic sculptures that depict scenes from years of reading fiction. The mediums I use are hard woods of numerous types. Creation of my art is produced by the use of chisels, and the sculptures vary in size anywhere from one foot to three or more feet. In addition to my specialty of high bas-relief I have also created full busts and stand alone sculptures. I look for the deepest depth and the highest height in addition to the most intriguing angles from the character and surrounding objects.

One of the most frequent ways I find inspiration for my work is through the stories I love to read. Particularly moving passages permeate my thoughts and fuel my creative action. I find myself reliving the feelings of inhabiting this other reality so thoroughly that the "unreal" elements of the story, such as dwarfs & ogres, seem spectacularly real long after the book was finished. It is this immersion into their prosaic lives, monumental struggles, and epic successes that make it possible for me to create art that is worthy of the sentiment brought forth by the literature.

In addition to my goals below, I am likely to add further tiers, rewards, & other benefits as I become more adept at Patreon and seeing to the needs of my Patrons. Much will be directly based on comments and suggestions. 

My goals are three-fold.  First, I'd like to pass-on the knowledge I've gathered over the last twenty years to those who want it via video. As I create piece after piece, start to finish, with varying degrees of difficulty, complexity, and challenges, patrons will be able to learn my methods, ask questions & make suggestions, comment on particular ways to achieve, get help with their own work, and explore my world of woodcarving sculpture. Among the things that patrons will be able to learn are the carving, tool use & sharpening, frame creation, and all the things in between where my choices, methods, and thought processes are concerned.

Second
, I'd like to "pull" woodcarving out of the "folk-art" stigma that has followed it since, possibly, its inception; into the light of today's modern arts. I feel that the "wood" medium when presented as "Art" can receive an undesirable connotation that should not devalue the art, but in fact enhance it, as the difficulty in creation is far-reaching.

Third, becoming a Patron of Madcarver directly effects my ability to produce more work of varying subject matter, by making it possible for Madcarver to obtain the following:
  • Project wood species, the frame wood species, the fabric backing, the glue, Pyrographic tools, Maintenance of pyro tools, including purchase of new, Chisels, Maintenance of chisels and new ones, the sharpening stones, leather, buffing machine, & compound, Wood stains of numerous shades & brushes to apply, Sand paper, sanding cones, and rotary bits & replacements and sanding machines, Rotary tools about 10 new ones yearly, Polyurethane finish and brushes, table, miter, and jig saws, joiner, clamps (standard and minis) & 90° angle clamps (framing), pipe clamps (large projects), Air compressor & hose, nail gun & nails, and fill compound (frame), the enclosing & hanging hardware, Advertising: cameras, Social media ads, website, video creation, computer, printers & paper, MCW documentation; folders, business cards, flyers, etc.

Thank you,

Randall Stoner
aka Madcarver

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Tiers
Welcome to Madcarver, Behind the Scenes
$2 or more per month 2 patrons
- Supporting me at this Tier is greatly appreciated.  You will be contributing to my tool maintenance, wood & tool acquisitions, and taking off some of the financial pressure, associated with the sculpture creation. You'll unlock any exclusive behind the scenes posts and updates here on Patreon including early access to social media posts from "Madcarver", "Randall Stoner", "Woodcarving by Madcarver", etc. Some of my work is subject to NDAs, and those will not be shown, until I can get customer permission. Most often, I will work on various areas and make salient points during a current project. These points can "touch on" cutting depths & angles, the use of various tools & sharpening, adherence to size & placement of subject matter, artistic shadowing & pyrography and safety. Note, as it is current work, the processes go in order. I.e., carving comes before shadowing.

- Patron-Only Content 

- Early access to social media posts

- Thank You Post Card 

Live Stream, MC Q&A, Pictures, & Voting
$5 or more per month 1 patron

 - All previous tiers

 - Access to a one (1) hour Q&A (limited) Live Stream, with current project, every Wednesday evening around 4:30 PM (PST) (make up sessions will be done when sick or out of town).

 - Voting on the next "Patreon" sculpture project: When one piece comes to an end, you'll be able to cast your vote, from artwork provided by MC.  Once all Patrons have voted the highest voted artwork will get to the chopping block. If no vote occurs, MC will choose.

 - "Digital Picture Request" (3 pictures max) of any given "Patreon Only" and/or Madcarver "In Inventory" sculpture. This could be for a specific area or angle of an artwork. Limit one "Set" per month per patron.  If I have fewer than ten patrons and you want more, just ask...

 - Critiques / Wood Sculpting tips

 - Available picture request: Many pieces are sold & gone, but pictures are available.  If you want some of these (3 pictures max @ 1 set per month), just let me know, and I'll look for them & send some. 

Tutor Vid, ArtSt, Tool Shrp'g, Frm Pic
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
 - All previous tiers & feeds 

 - Link to available tutorials & or general project videos. (Videos added quarterly or sooner), on a Patreon Specific sculpture or other artwork not specific to Patreon.

 - Artwork Statement (digital) for completed artwork. One statement annually.  To be electronically transferred upon request. Some artwork Statements will remain "unavailable" due to customer request, as some are personal in nature.

 - Studio/Workshop tour

 - Introduction to tool sharpening

 - Framed photograph of completed artwork. Patron can choose one (1) photo from a selection chosen by MC.  The photo is printed on styrene, framed with a cardboard mat front and back, and sent in a plastic bag (single time Benefit).

 - Voting on photos to be included in the Framed Photo benefit

 - Further framed photos will be available from www.madcarver.com

Vid Tutorial, 15% Disc, MC Fantasy Wall
$25 or more per month 1 patron
 - All previous tiers & feeds 

 - Video Request Tutorial/Other, limited to one topic for the video (digital link). Patron must be a subscriber for 1 month prior to gaining Video Request.  2 videos per year (6 months to elapse prior to next video).  Video will be approximately 30 Minutes, and will be a digital link. Method Requests must be about sculptures I have created or processes my sculptures show that I know. Choose from within:

  •  Carving / Method

 - 15% discount on available (In Inventory/unsold) artwork.  Must be a Patron for 3 months prior to obtaining discount. Usable 3/yr.

  • Will not include "Commissioned by other customer Artwork". 

  • If artwork is on exhibition, the Patron must wait for the return of artwork, which may have sold at exhibition, to purchase.

 - 2" x 2" section of the Tier Four (4) MC Crafted Fantasy Wall.  This is an original Madcarver sculpted sheet of wood that has been carved into the appearance of a fantasy wall made from stone, wood, tile, etc. As Patrons join Tier Four (4), a  2" x 2" section of the MC Crafted Fantasy Wall will be cut off, finely finished, signed by MC, and shipped to the Patron (Outside USA Patrons pay shipping). In the place of the cut off sections (from main piece, which will be never-ending) will be a picture of the completed 2" x 2" section with the name of the Patron that got it (Patrons can opt out of name recognition). Periodic pictures of the Tier Four (4) MC Crafted Fantasy Wall as it changes will be posted. 

 - MC will look into offering additional 2" x 2" sections of the Tier Four (4) MC Crafted Fantasy Wall for those that want more pieces and will be a separate low cost purchase. They will be available from www.madcarver.com.

Custom Video Request, 25% Artwork Disc
$45 or more per month 0 patrons
- All previous tiers & feeds  

- Custom Video Request, limited to one topic for the video (digital link). Patron must be a subscriber for 3 months prior to gaining Video Request.  Two (2) videos per year (6 months to elapse prior to next video).  Video will be approximately 45 Minutes, and will be a digital link. Method Requests must be about sculptures I have created or processes my sculptures show that I know. Choose one (2/yr): 

 • Carving method, Wood Thickness / Depth Assessment, Tool Sharpening, Custom Project Framing, Business/Documentation

  Sharpening "your choice" of broken carving chisel.

  Other (Must be Approved by Madcarver/Randall Stoner) 

- 25% discount on available (In Inventory/unsold) artwork. Must be a Patron for 6 months prior to obtaining discount.  Usable 2/yr. 

 • Will not include "Commissioned by other customer Artwork". 

 • If artwork is on exhibition, the Patron must wait for the return of artwork, which may have sold at exhibition, to purchase.

Coop Vid, 30% Disc, MC Fantasy Wall +
$75 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
 - All previous tiers & feeds

Patron must be a subscriber for 2 months prior to gaining Video Requests (feel free to let me know what you are looking for so I can prepare). 

- Video Request "Cooperative Tutorial via Live feed" limited to one topic for the time period. I.e., "How did you produce that..". Patron must be a subscriber for 2 months prior to gaining Cooperative Live Stream. Two (2) videos per year (6 months to elapse prior to next video). Cooperative Live Stream will be approximately 60 Minutes. Method Requests must be about sculptures I have created or processes my sculptures show that I know. Choose one: 

 - 30% discount on available (In Inventory/unsold) artwork.   Must be a Patron for 9 months prior to obtaining discount.  Usable 2/yr. 

   •   Will not include "Commissioned by other customer Artwork". 

   •   If artwork is on exhibition, the Patron must wait for the return of artwork, which may have sold at exhibition, to purchase. 

 - 3" x 3" section of the Tier Five (5) MC Crafted Fantasy Wall with added oddity.  This is an original Madcarver sculpted sheet of wood that has been carved into the appearance of fantasy walls, doors, dungeon stone, etc.  The "added oddity" will be a small item not present at lower tiers.   As Patrons join Tier Five a 3" x 3" section of the  Tier Five (5) MC Crafted Fantasy Wall will be cut off, finely finished, signed by MC, and shipped to the Patron (Outside USA Patrons pay shipping).  Further 3" x 3" new sections will be shipped to the patron quarterly. In the place of the cut off (from main piece, which will be never-ending) will be a picture of the completed 3" x 3" section with the name of the Patron that got it (Patrons can opt out of name recognition).  Periodic pictures of the Tier Five (5) MC Crafted Fantasy Wall as it changes will be posted.

 - MC will look into offering additional 3" x 3" sections of the Tier Five (5) MC Crafted Fantasy Wall for those that want more pieces and will be a separate low cost purchase. They will be available from www.madcarver.com.