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Carving Commissions #1: Rampant Lion

04-22-2012 02:50 PM by Amcarver | 6 comments »

Commissioned Carving ~ The Rampant Lion Been a long while since I got a nice commission like this. The “Rampant Lion” is based on a Scottish Coat of Arms which is the subject of my collector. He gave me nothing more than a piece of clip-art that he wanted reproduced as a carving in the round. I’ve started the carving with a clay maquette, used to help realize the design of the carving in 3 dimensions. I just glued up the basswood block this morning and will post...

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Hand Carved Sign #1: Pattern, Carving, Priming

10-04-2011 09:58 PM by MyChipCarving | 6 comments »

This is my first attempt at carving a sign. I’ve wanted to try it for quite a while. Our retreat center needed a sign by the road so this sign already has a home all picked out. Dimensions: 36” x 12” x 2”, basswood I know basswood isn’t the best exterior wood but seeing as it will be painted, I figured it should last many years as long as I give it proper care and maintenance. I created the pattern on my computer. Each letter stands 3” tall. The fo...

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Playing Around with Carving #7: Putting my carving fixture to work

08-07-2011 07:09 PM by WayneC | 6 comments »

I’m participating in Spoontaneous’s Spoon Carving class and spent some time roughing out a spoon this morning. I stole a hold down from my woodworking bench to use in the fixture. Roughing out the bowl Roughing out the outside All and all, I am very pleased with the fixture. I am thinking of making a shaving jig for it. I have some ideas in my head. Otherwise I will have to sneak into Denmark and steal the shave horse Mads is working on...

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Roger Stegal Carving seminar

04-23-2012 02:17 PM by mpounders | 6 comments »

I’ve been replacing the roof on a shed and doing other carpentry work, so I haven’t carved much in a few weeks. But I spent the weekend attending a two day seminar by Roger Stegal, a member of the Central Arkansas carving club, who has won several awards in different Caricature Carvers of America competitions. I had a lot of fun, picked up s few tips, sharpened some tools for other members, and got to visit a bit. I liked a couple of his smaller carvings, a Santa and a mounta...

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carving "Thunderbolt" #9: Mechanics completed !

02-11-2011 07:10 AM by mpounders | 6 comments »

Thanks to unusual snow-fall amounts in Arkansas, I’ve had a few days off and have been able to get the mechanics and a good portion of the base completed. I am a better wood-carver than I am a wood-worker, but I keep trying, thanks to all the inspiring projects people post on Lumberjocks! The construction and design are pretty simple, which is about all I can handle. I wanted a base that would be steady, when the toy is cranked, and I wanted it to be a little tall, to attract attent...

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Chip Carving Class - Wine Bottle Holder #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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Slim Chickens

03-16-2012 03:22 PM by mpounders | 6 comments »

This is the second carving in the scene I am doing with the little cowgirl. She will be walking her chicken on a leash. I have some friends who keep a few chickens and I am always accusing them of dressing their chickens up and treating them like pets. I suspect getting them to wear a hat might require some extra feed though! I still have to burn and paint this, after I complete the legs and feet. I used 20gauge copper wire and solder to get the basic armature for the legs and feet. I&...

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"To the moon and back-2" box in progress (2017)

02-16-2017 08:57 AM by FancyChip | 6 comments »

Thank you for looking!

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OregonBurls.com Web Site #3: This is the best community!

08-24-2012 03:19 PM by OregonBurls | 6 comments »

You are the best!!! I asked yesterday if you would go and check out my newly designed website and over 200 of you answered the call. So with that I say a big thank you! I will be adding burls daily for the next week or so, so please keep checking back. Today I will be listing some beautiful fiddle back walnut lumber and a large quilted Maple billet. As soon as I figure out a coupon code I will extend 10% off of your whole order exclusive to LJs. Another way you can help is when yo...

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Making Wooden Flowers #4: Starting the Assembly

03-24-2014 02:24 AM by Ronbrush | 6 comments »

Step Four – Assemble the Centre Petals I prepare the petals by soaking them in water for a few minutes to make them pliable. I set a few petals on tissue to absorb excess water before gluing. I use cyanoacrylate adhesive because it is fast setting. Moisture helps to speed up the curing process. This makes it the ideal adhesive for this project. I also keep a can of acetone and several cotton swabs handy for those inevitable times when my fingers become part of a flower!...

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