How to: Chip carving - 2013 ornament

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Blog entry by MyChipCarving posted 08-20-2013 02:04 AM 2635 reads 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

How to: Chip carving - 2013 Christmas ornament

Marty Leenhouts
My Chip Carving

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#1 posted 08-20-2013 02:09 AM

I don’t know why the video is not appearing in the window???
Click on the link to view at YouTube

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#2 posted 08-20-2013 02:36 AM

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#3 posted 08-20-2013 03:01 AM

what the F#%&^ kind of video is this? Isn’t the point of this site, is to share the methods. I think you should peddle your wares elsewhere.

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#4 posted 08-20-2013 12:34 PM

All of my lessons educate about chip carving. The free lessons on YouTube like the one posted here give you some of the content. If you want more information, sign up. If not, don’t.
Btw, I have posted full content free lessons on LumberJocks for those who are interested.
I think you are over reacting.

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#5 posted 08-20-2013 01:31 PM

I agree with doordude.


If you have a website, I feel it is ok to list it on Lumberjocks. I have followed you a few years ago. Don’t get me wrong, you had great information on chip carving. But over the last couple of years it seems that money has taken over. I had subscribed to you e-letters for FREE and read them each month for FREE. When you changed it so that you had to pay for the information, I canceled it.

You say in your video/commercial, teach a child to carve. Not teach a child to carve only if they pay.

I know everyone has a job/business. Just don’t use a free forum, like LumberJocks, to fill your pockets.

I have taken a business marketing course before. What you are doing is called baiting. You show part of a video, only to lure someone in. Then when they get interested in it, the end. To see the rest of the How-to video please pay.

Bottom line, please use LumberJocks as a free online forum for information. Not a free advertising campaign to sell your information.

-- Please recycle. Save the trees.......for woodcarvers!

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#6 posted 08-20-2013 01:49 PM

Thnx Marty. I appreciate all your input and output. Keep on keepin on

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 08-20-2013 01:50 PM

I think that Marty’s chip carving website is and excellent resource and he has helped me a lot. Had it not been for Lumberjocks I would have never known about it. He has also put some nice tutorials up and I appreciate him.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 08-20-2013 04:05 PM

Hmmm…..not sure that “the point of this site is to share methods” is a correct statement. I see lots of projects that inspire, but don’t always give the details and depth of information for someone to duplicate. But Marty has shared tutorials and a lot of information about chip carving in the past, and has helped many to get started and improve in chip carving, so I personally have no complaint with what he shares and how he shares it. And he does make a living from his tutorials, patterns, and tools, so I don’t begrudge how he markets himself or consider it “bait and switch”. It’s not like I drove cross-town to get to his web site, or spent 30 minutes watching the video, and find out I have to pay to get the real secret of selling my woodcarvings. I have learned a little about chip carving just from watching his free videos, even this one. So keep up the good work Marty! I hope you sell lots of memberships, tools, and carvings and I appreciate your efforts!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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