Miniature Carousel Builders Corner
The beautiful carousel art featured this month was constructed by
Charles McDaniel and painted by his wife, Georgia, of Poquoson, VA. The
McDaniels are members of the Miniature Carousel Builders organization
and this carousel was displayed at the Valley Mall, Hagerstown, MD in
the Summer of 2002.
Charlie and his wife, Georgia are experienced wood carvers and
frequently demonstrate wood carving techniques during exhibits.
They donated a Crank Type carousel with a menagerie of 28 hand carved
and hand painted wood animals to the Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Home for
Disabled Children, Hampton, VA. To date, Charlie has built eleven
- Base: 40" round
- Carousel: 30" Diameter, 24" Height
- Twelve sweeps, three rows
- Type: Crank Type
This carousel was built in 1999 and was under construction for nine
This carousel features Jumpers* operated by overhead cranks. There is a
menagerie of 32 hand carved wood animals, two hand carved wood chariots
and 332 lights.
All the hand carving was performed by Charlie and his wife, Georgia.
Also, Georgia is an artist, and hand- painted the interior carousel
pictures on canvas.
*Jumpers are animals that go up and down.