|Blog series by MyChipCarving||updated 10-05-2011 07:06 PM||7 parts||46652 reads||68 comments total|
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 ...
In this lesson I’ll show you two methods to transfer a pattern to our 10” plate. Here's the link to get the pattern This pattern is in the Gold Member Pattern Vault and signing up is free.Sign up by clicking HERE. Now, on to the lesson… Next lesson: Knife Sharpening!
Watch this video to see how to properly sharpen your chip carving knife.Don’t skip this step! !!
The pattern is on your plate and your knife is sharp. That means it’s time to start carving!We’ll begin with the rosette. Have one or two practice boards ready so you can try some of these chips on your practice board before carving on your plate. Here’s the lesson: Next lesson: Carving the border
Here’s our next lesson on how to carve the border for our 10” plate. Take your time and enjoy the lesson and your carving! Don’t be afraid to ask any questions when they come up. !!
The last steps to complete our plate is to apply a finish.The finishing process gives many carvers headaches and can lead to much frustration.With this in mind, I’ve created a series of finishing lessons in the My Chip Carving Video Vault.I won’t create a full-blown finishing video for this class but instead will encourage you to check out the finishing series already created. Here are the steps to finish your plate. 1. Remove all leftover pattern lines. The following video ...
When your plate is completed, post a picture of it here!Thanks for joining me for this class.If you have ideas for the next chip carving class you’d like, feel free to post them here as well.