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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #17: There's still time to send me your squares

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« Part 16: Post pics of your square(s) HERE! Part 17 of Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares series Part 18: Quilt project is done, ready for auction »

I wanted to let you know that you can still send me your carved quilt squares.
The end of April goal was not a hard deadline.

Would you kindly reply to this posting if you will be sending me some squares?

I need to plan ahead when it comes to assembling the quilt(s).

Thank you!

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996



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WayneC

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#1 posted 1185 days ago

Hi Marty. Great series. Any update on the availability of your knives?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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MyChipCarving

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#2 posted 1184 days ago

Any update on the availability of your knives?

Thanks for asking, Wayne. I expect to have my knives sharpened and ready to go in about 3 weeks.
The manufacturer keeps telling me…”another 2 weeks”.
Hopefully the 3 week ready date will hold true.
If you’d like to be put on the instant notification list when they are ready, send me an email and I’ll add you to the list – Marty@MyChipCarving.com

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 1184 days ago

Marty, I’m still carving every weekend and rack up about 12 good hours of practice time every weekend. I call everything I make a practice board because they are all below my standards. However, they are beginning to look more like projects. I mostly carve free form stuff and some of them are plaques or signs so I’m carving a lot of letters too. I really enjoy carving letters but so far I have mostly just stuck with New Times Roman letters. This weekend I will have 4 days of carving next to a beautiful trout stream at my brothers cabin. That’s what I like most about chip carving – you can do it anywhere any time. Thanks, Marty, for getting me involved with this.

Have you made any progress on doing anything with the fonts?

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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WayneC

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#4 posted 1184 days ago

I’ll send you a mail and get on the list, although I am thinking of buying knives before then.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 1184 days ago

Wayne, Marty has a modified chip carving knife that you should ask him about. I’m going to get one myself after the dust settles from my last tool purchase. He can tell you about it. He modifies his regular knife so it will go around tighter curves better. You would still need to get your regular knife because it would be stronger for big chips.

Also, I have a really small chip carving knife that comes in handy. I got it from Chipping Away. However, Marty may also sell a small one like I’m talking about. It’s good for details. Another place to get a small chip carving knife is from Woodcraft Supply or either Highland Hardware. I don’t recommend their small knives however because they put a real slim handle on it. It makes for a really uncomfortable grip and it doesn’t position the knife to the material in the proper way. The one from chipping away has a good handle on it. The only drawback is the Chipping Away knife did not have a finely polished blade on it. Of course a little elbow grease would solve this. If Marty has one it’s probably got a polished finish. This will obviously allow the knife to slide through the wood better.

I also just noticed that flexcut sells a mini chip carving knife and it has a pretty good handle on it. However, Marty may have a good small knife as well.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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WayneC

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#6 posted 1184 days ago

Thanks Helluvawreck, I’m in email discussion with Marty around his new line of knives.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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MyChipCarving

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#7 posted 1184 days ago

I’m still carving every weekend and rack up about 12 good hours of practice time every weekend. Charles, with the regular practice you are doing, you’re sure to be making great progress! Way to go!

I really enjoy carving letters but so far I have mostly just stuck with New Times Roman letters. NTRoman is a solid font and I carve it a lot too.

That’s what I like most about chip carving – you can do it anywhere any time. Agreed! And affordable too. Doubly likeable!!

Thanks, Marty, for getting me involved with this. My pleasure.

Have you made any progress on doing anything with the fonts? As a matter of fact, the lesson in the soon to be released E-letter shows how to carve the Black Chancery font! I just recorded it yesterday and will edit it soon. I’m sure you’ll find it interesting and helpful!
Keep carvin’ away!

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996

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