Chip Carving Part 1

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Blog entry by bigchopperoo posted 09-25-2009 12:10 AM 8010 reads 11 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey look who’s back. It’s been a busy summer around here. But i managed to complete a few new videos for you to love or hate. What do i care??! As long as my meds are filled, life is gooooood!!!!!!!!!! Doctor says i should stabilize any day now. So hello there to all you little CHIP CHIP CHIParooos!!! You heard me correctly! CHIP a-roos!!! Not the cookie, silly! Not

that new salad dressing!!! Not that new tennis shoe that reduces body fat down to 2.0!!!! NOPE, none of

But YES on the Chip Carving! Who guessed it correctly?? Was it YOU in the front row. Well, good for you little

man (or woman, I’m sorry I can’t really see that well thru the computer monitor).
CHIP CARVING at its best ! ... and now with the amazing power of “dem-internets” you will be able to do it toooooo.

-- Chad Stanton, Big Chopperoo

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#1 posted 09-25-2009 12:36 AM

always love your videos… but I get nervous when I see someone pulling a knife toward their thumb.

-- San Diego, CA

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#2 posted 09-25-2009 01:01 AM

I’m the guy that long ago said, “The humor is fine if it’s contained with substance”. With this video you’ve got the perfect balance. The humor is enjoyable and in between that you can see some good, good teaching. I thank you. Chip carving was always something I intended to make part of my woodworking repertoire. This is my introduction to it. Now to look for a set of knives. Thanks.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#3 posted 09-25-2009 04:46 AM

Super fantabulous.

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#4 posted 09-25-2009 05:28 AM

I realy do like watching your videos but could never get intrested in chip carving. I have at one time started to take my three sons to learn how to carve and I even gave it a try. With the kids running in cross country and track now along with playing with thier friends, carving seams not to be of interest anymore.
I have attended the Dayton Ohio wood carvers show along with my sons and injoyed the show very much.

-- Behind every great man is his wife with rolling eyes.

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#5 posted 09-25-2009 05:38 AM


-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#6 posted 09-25-2009 12:59 PM

Chad, this is both an informative and an interesting video. Thanks for the chip carving tutorial. You have taken a lot of the mystery out of the process and made it seem relatively straight forward.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 09-25-2009 03:25 PM

Nice video. I have been thinking of trying chip carving on a box. But the sharp knife near the thumb makes me nervous.

-- Praki, Aspiring Woodworker

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#8 posted 10-04-2009 12:08 AM

Outstanding my friend, OUTSTANDING! ...and I will stay tuned to the next exciting episode!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#9 posted 10-07-2009 06:38 AM

If the blade worries you, there are thumb guards and also special woodcarving gloves, for protection.

-- Keep your fingers where the knife blade aint.

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#10 posted 10-07-2009 04:02 PM

Loved the video Chad.thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#11 posted 10-07-2009 04:02 PM

What a great way to do a woodworking tutorial: solid production values; humor; personality. Not to mention the actually informative content. A rare combination of traits in this domain. :-)

Off to start practicing some simple chip carving momentarily!

-- Chips and beer.

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