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Learning Curve #10: First it was my Legs....

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 03-29-2007 04:47 PM 873 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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...and now…

oh, my shoulder and forearm!!! I’m building muscles that I didn’t even know I had!

Thanks to CarverRog and his beautiful chip carving, I had to go purchase a chip-knife to give it a try. Well this morning, I’m trying (TRYING—not actually “doing”) chip-carving and my arm is sore! This is hard work.

The Learning Curve
1. if these lines are supposed to be 4mm apart I’m going to have to get new glasses—that is teeny tiny work to lay out the pattern. I’m sure that there has to be an easier way!
2. my perfectionism gene does not pertain to drawing out 4mm line patterns – which is the basis of the design that I have been practicing with. Ha. If this process does nothing else, it will get me to become more precise in my work
3. draw precise: carve precise!! Now that is harder than it looks. The chip knife (other than the edge) is not 4 mm in size!
4. don’t try to run before you can walk—a lot of chipped out wood that shouldn’t have been chipped out because of trying (what I now know to be) a more difficult pattern.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)



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Bill

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#1 posted 03-29-2007 04:51 PM

So Carver Rog has claimed another victim? just kidding Rog and Debbie

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#2 posted 03-29-2007 04:53 PM

yah.. I didn’t notice any disclaimer on his work, did you?? Lots of encouragement to give it a try, but no warnings!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Obi

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#3 posted 03-29-2007 05:08 PM

He’s an encourager? Well that proves it… He isn’t the Corporate Rog.

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Karson

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#4 posted 03-29-2007 11:09 PM

Well Debbie: as one of the earlier profiles states he is a member of the Hobbie of the Month Club.

It sounds that you are a living member of the LumberJocks, try a new skill every month club.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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dennis mitchell

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#5 posted 03-30-2007 01:42 AM

“at first things appear difficult” where have I heard that?

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 03-30-2007 03:04 AM

no where to go but to try new things!! EVERYTHING is new for me when it comes to woodworking!
I don’t think my Dad ever built anything… and my husband wasn’t handy with a hammer—he was a mechanic and a welder, not a carpenter… and now Rick, he enjoys building things so it’s all a new venture for me
Pretty exciting

((rubbing my shoulder))

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Karson

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#7 posted 03-30-2007 03:10 AM

Debbie there is Preparation H. Ops wrong muscles I mean BenGay. LOL

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 03-30-2007 03:32 AM

:)

Arnica or Tigerbalm work too. The former rubs in nice and greaselessly, the latter gets hot and smells, but works. I sprained my ankle once (in France) and I was given this balm (Similar to tigerbalm, but started with a K) and 20 minutes later I was walking painfree, never bothered me again… Sure wish I could find that stuff stateside!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Karson

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#9 posted 03-30-2007 04:03 AM

OK all of our European members what’s it called?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Roger Strautman

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#10 posted 03-30-2007 11:54 AM

OK Deb, where are the pictures! LOL. What you have isn’t any different than what I had at my first attempts. Keep your practice boards so when you get really good you can look back at just how far you have come. Warnings! Who needs stinking warnings! This is good for you, isn’t it? LOL.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#11 posted 03-30-2007 12:03 PM

good for me?? I’m not sure .. one day I’m aching because of chipcarving and the next day I’m sick… is it connected??? !!

Pictures might come today. I didn’t have time yesterday. I was too busy applying A535

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 03-30-2007 12:15 PM

You’re sure an adventurous person, now chip carving, what next?
Mountain climbing maybe?
But first you better get heeled. I’m sorry your not feeling well.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#13 posted 03-30-2007 12:18 PM

no mountain climbing for me!! The stairs are enough exercise ;)

Thanks Dick… I’ve taken some Advil – that usually helps. We’ll see.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#14 posted 03-31-2007 06:15 AM

Debbie -

This is just beautiful! Looks like another new skill!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#15 posted 03-31-2007 12:24 PM

thank you :)
I’m sure that it will be included in projects that I’ll do in the future.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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