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Blog entry by Roger Strautman posted 02-15-2007 05:55 AM 1054 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As you can tell by my screen name I’m a woodcarver but not just any kind of woodcarver, a chip carver. I like to make boxes, plates, wall hangings, ect. and I wanted to decorate them but I’m not a painter so chip carving was the next best way to decorate. Chip carving is one of the simplest types of carving because all you need is a knife, ruler, pencil with an eraser, and a bow compass. A little chip carving on you woodworking project will set yours project apart from others, it’s kind of like signing your work. It dosen’t take much just a few triangles and lines and you have a design. Chip carving is normally done on basswood and butternut but it can be done on other woods. I just completed a chip carving project for a cabinet company on drawer fronts made of cherry. This was just a thought from a woodworker / woodcarver. Drawer front front 2)!Drawer front !

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#1 posted 02-15-2007 06:51 AM

great “penmanship”! Another skillset I hope to incorporate someday.

Curious as to the spacing between the words? Was the space left for a drawer pull?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#2 posted 02-15-2007 12:02 PM

You guessed it Scott!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#3 posted 02-15-2007 02:25 PM

isn’t this beautiful!!!!!
again, SOUNDS easy

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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