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Chip Carving Class - Wine Bottle Holder #3: Lesson 1 - Layout

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« Part 2: Picture of what we'll be carving Part 3 of Chip Carving Class - Wine Bottle Holder series Part 4: Lesson 2 - Carving the 6-point rosettes »

Lesson 1 – Layout
In this lesson I will show you step-by-step how to draw the pattern onto our wine bottle holder. Before drawing any lines on your wood, be sure the surface is properly prepared. I covered this topic in a previous Lumberjocks Class. Here’s the link http://lumberjocks.com/MyChipCarving/blog/21835

With the wood surface prepared, we’re all set to draw our pattern directly on the wood. Use a soft lead in your mechanical pencil and compass. The soft lead is much easier to remove when your carving is completed.

Enjoy Lesson 1!

In our next lesson we’ll start carving!

Marty Leenhouts
www.MyChipCarving.com
866-444-6996

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



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Roger

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#1 posted 401 days ago

I’ll be followin along with your class. I’ll have to come back to it in the future. Way too much goin on. :(

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

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#2 posted 394 days ago

I practiced the wine bottle holder on a practice board and had very little problem. I resharpened by knife but am having significant problems carving on the blanks I ordered. Having problems getting sufficient depth and working against the grain. Any tips.

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#3 posted 394 days ago

I practiced the wine bottle holder on a practice board and had very little problem. I resharpened by knife but am having significant problems carving on the blanks I ordered. Having problems getting sufficient depth and working against the grain. Any tips.

Sure, I’ve got some tips for you, Grey Ghost. First, good job practicing on a practice board first. Smart move! Every piece of basswood is unique. The blank you are carving is the same run of basswood as the blank I am carving in the video. If you are having trouble getting enough depth, try removing a smaller chip inside the full size chip. This will make it easier to get the final depth when you cut on the lines. Or…subdivide the chip into smaller chips. That being said, with a sharp knife and proper technique, you will get the hang of it very soon.

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

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