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Blog entry by MyChipCarving posted 01-27-2012 02:51 AM 4183 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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



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reggiek

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#1 posted 01-27-2012 03:33 AM

Great videos Marty. Now all I need is the talent to do something like that. For some reason the skill evades me. I was thinking of gluing the knife to my hand to get a little consistency….but that would certainly entail some danger when performing personal hygeine necessities? Perhaps there is a way to design a knife for folks like me that just don’t have the knack…...a sort of chip knife for clueless “nitwits” like myself? What do you think….lol

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Jordan

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#2 posted 01-27-2012 08:03 AM

Man that’s a lot of work. I wonder how many times you’ve cut your thumb over the years.

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NelsonAdams

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#3 posted 01-27-2012 01:22 PM

Just loved the idea that you draw such an awesome design on the plate. Must appreciate the final finishing and its look.

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Roger

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#4 posted 01-27-2012 01:34 PM

you are the chip carvin master Marty.. “git-er-done” lol

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#5 posted 01-27-2012 05:27 PM

@ Jordan

I do some chip carving and I’ve cut my thumb a bunch – but never while chip carving.

If you hold the knife the right way, your thumb stays in the same place and moves with the knife, not into the knife.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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MyChipCarving

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#6 posted 01-27-2012 05:29 PM

Hi Jordan,
I wonder how many times you’ve cut your thumb over the years. I’ve been chip carving for 25+ years and have found that proper technique + sharp knife = zero cuts.
All my digits remain cut-free and I’ve only had one student cut themselves during class. He was a 12-year-old boy who would not follow my instructions. Do I need to say more? :-)

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

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MyChipCarving

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#7 posted 01-27-2012 05:32 PM

Hey Reggie,
I was thinking of gluing the knife to my hand to get a little consistency….but that would certainly entail some danger when performing personal hygeine necessities? Perhaps there is a way to design a knife for folks like me that just don’t have the knack……a sort of chip knife for clueless “nitwits” like myself? What do you think….lol

This forms all kinds of mental pictures. Especially the ‘personal hygiene’ part :-) How about a chip carving prosthetic hand! Strap it on and you’re good to go…I mean good to carve!

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

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MyChipCarving

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#8 posted 01-27-2012 05:32 PM

If you hold the knife the right way, your thumb stays in the same place and moves with the knife, not into the knife.

You got it spot on, Rod!!

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

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