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Chip Carving a Plate #1: Introduction & Preparation

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Welcome to another chip carving class. This time our project will be chip carving a basswood plate.
I will lead you step-by-step through this project and when you’re done you’ll have a carved plate to display or give away as a gift.

Various plates styles and assorted carving patterns combine to make wonderful carvings. Here are some plates that I’ve carved:



Our plate will have a unique design. One that I’m sure you will enjoy carving.

Here is a supply list of what you’ll need for class:
Note: all of these supplies are available at the My Chip Carving online store – https://mychipcarving.com/Chip_Carving/Store/store.htm

Chip carving knife
10” Outside Single Beaded Rim Plate, basswood
Pattern Transfer Tool or Graphite transfer paper
Sand eraser (Tombow is preferred)
Compass
Mechanical pencil
Straight edge
Instant Center Finder – recommended, not required

Please reply to this post or email me directly if you have any questions – Marty@MyChipCarving.com

Next lesson: Designing a Pattern

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



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WayneC

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#1 posted 962 days ago

Whoot. Another class. Count me in.

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

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arrdee

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#2 posted 961 days ago

Sign me up. I’m ready.

-- RD

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rich2008

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#3 posted 961 days ago

Hey Hey Marty!

I have been waiting for this. Sign me up!

Rich

-- Rich, Mississippi Gulf Coast

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Gerry0

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#4 posted 961 days ago

Cool! I’m ready

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rrdesigns

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#5 posted 961 days ago

Haven’t tried this yet. Looking forward to it. Count me in.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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Mortal73

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#6 posted 961 days ago

Thank you for the chance! There will be my first time to join. Hopefully I can be with you despite the time difference

-- -- Sergey Bocharov, Moscow, Russia

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MyChipCarving

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#7 posted 960 days ago

Glad to see all of you on board for class! The time difference won’t make a bit of difference, Sergey.
I’m sure more will be joining as the word gets out.

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

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Roger

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#8 posted 960 days ago

wishing all a gr8 class. I have too many irons in the fire right now, but, I’m going to follow along. have fun everyone

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Chipaway

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#9 posted 960 days ago

I’d like to participate, too. Looking forward to it. Marty’s a good teacher.

-- Ron, Gainesville, Georgia, http://www.HandCarvedPlates.com

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#10 posted 958 days ago

Count me in .When will you be around so i can run out an pick up some plate blanks

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WayneC

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#11 posted 957 days ago

How many plate blanks would you recommend picking up?

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

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 957 days ago

How much are the plate blanks, Marty? I suppose you could just practice with a round piece of wood about the same size, couldn’t you? I would hate to mess up a plate blank.

-- 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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MyChipCarving

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#13 posted 955 days ago

How many plate blanks would you recommend picking up?
How much are the plate blanks, Marty? I suppose you could just practice with a round piece of wood about the same size, couldn’t you? One plate blank is enough to start with because, like Charles says, you can practice on a practice board before carving the real deal. A 10” outside single beaded rim plate is $11.00.
Click here to order – scroll down to the Single Outside Beaded Rim and select the 10” plate

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

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WayneC

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#14 posted 953 days ago

I’ll try to give you a call and place an order this afternoon.

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

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goofy

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#15 posted 952 days ago

Count me in. New to this. What’s the procedure to join in? Just log onto the web site?

-- Jim, Minnesota

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