Chip Carving Class - Wine Bottle Holder

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Blog series by MyChipCarving updated 04-12-2013 12:52 PM 7 parts 34318 reads 25 comments total

Part 1: Welcome to class!

02-09-2013 12:25 AM by MyChipCarving | 7 comments »

Welcome to another chip carving class! In this class I will take you step-by-step through the process of chip carving a wine bottle holder. We’ll start things rolling in early March. This leaves you plenty of time to sharpen your knife and gather needed supplies. Here’s a list of what we’ll be using: Basswood wine bottle holder (we’ll be carving a different pattern than the one shown) Chip carving knife (I’ll be using the My Chip Carving Knives like the ...

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Part 2: Picture of what we'll be carving

02-14-2013 12:30 AM by MyChipCarving | 6 comments »

To wet your appetite for what’s ahead, here’s a picture of what we’ll be carving in this class. Martywww.MyChipCarving.com866-444-6996

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Part 3: Lesson 1 - Layout

03-13-2013 10:59 PM by MyChipCarving | 3 comments »

Lesson 1 – LayoutIn 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 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 muc...

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Part 4: Lesson 2 - Carving the 6-point rosettes

03-17-2013 01:03 PM by MyChipCarving | 5 comments »

Lesson 2 – Carving the 6-point rosettes With the layout of our pattern complete (see Lesson 1), we’re ready to start carving. Before making the first cut, it is important to make sure your knife is razor sharp. CLICK HERE to review the lesson on sharpening. Now we’re all set to carve the overlapping rosettes on the front of our wine bottle holder. Enjoy the lesson and good luck with your carving! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. More chip ca...

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Part 5: lesson 3 - Carving the background

04-03-2013 12:35 AM by MyChipCarving | 0 comments »

So, how did your 6-point rosettes turn out? In this lesson we will carve the background that surrounds the rosettes you just carved.If your knife needs touching up, do it now using a flat leather strop or white ceramic stone.Enjoy this lesson and let me know if you have any questions. In the next lesson we’ll lay out the pattern on the edge.Stay tuned!

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Part 6: lesson 4 - Laying out the edge pattern

04-09-2013 02:05 PM by MyChipCarving | 1 comment »

With the front of the wine bottle holder carved, we’re ready to layout the pattern on the edge.If you have a Flat Lying Trammel Set, get it out now as you will find it very handy in this part of our project. In our next lesson we will carve the edge and apply a finish!

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Part 7: Lesson 5 - carving the edge, details, finishing

04-12-2013 12:52 PM by MyChipCarving | 3 comments »

This is the last lesson in the series on how to carve a wine bottle holder. Please comment on this class and how I can make the next chip carving class even better. Also, please post photos of your finished carving. Thanks for joining me. More lessons and patterns are available when you become a member of My Chip Carving. Here’s the signup page – Marty

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