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 – http://www.mychipcarving.com/ChipCarving/Pages/chipcarvingfreeeletter.htm Marty Leenhouts866-444-6996www.MyChipCarving.com
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 http://lumberjocks.com/MyChipCarving/blog/21835 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...
You may not notice tremendous differences between these pictures and the last that I posted. I haven’t made any changes to the face and have focussed a bit more on blocking out the hair and neck. The hair was very squarish before, kinda ancient Egyptian in appearance. So it needed to be rounded to give a more realistic appearance and to indicate the shape of the skull underneath the hair. I am also cutting the hair back from the face and the neck. Caricatures sometimes have an actua...
Watch this video to see how to properly sharpen your chip carving knife.Don’t skip this step! !!
My lovely bride got me a book and two chip carving knives for my birthday on Tuesday. I have to say, I’m pretty darn excited. She got me Wayne Barton’s Complete Guide to Chip Carving have read it cover to cover already and today made my first cuts! First up, I found a piece of basswood I bought at Michael’s for another project and never used. Perfect. It’s only 3” x 3/8” x 24” so not exactly an ideal size, but I figured for the first go, why no...
Just finishing up a few minor details with this cane, gluing the pieces together and taking it for a test-drive.. I seem to spend a lot of time on some of these details, but they are as important as the carving and other work. A beautiful carving doesn’t seem to go with a poorly constructed cane and vice versa. I like to walk at least a few miles with my sticks, to make sure they feel right and are comfortable for the future owner. I have been thinking a lot about how the antler is ...
I based this on the form used in a cross pattern from myChipCarving.com
I am making really good progress on this project. Finished assembling and gluing the tank and trailer two nights ago. Last night I got a good start on the tractor. Once all are built, then it is on to paint. I have been very fortunate to have enough scrap wood to make this project. The only cost incurred has been the cost of the plans. Toymaker Press really puts out some nice toy plans.
I don’t know, it just looked like an old style TV test pattern.
YAPPING inloud #2: Uncle Joe Died, Wish he was closer to me when I was younger so I could learn from him..
My Uncle Joe Dies a few days ago and while I can’t say I knew him well I wish I did. His hobby was “Chip Carving” and he was up in ” Master Land” Doing it… here are some examples of his work He will be missed.. Last year he sent me a package with a chip knife and a Video Tape (that I couldn’t watch)and a small pile of wood that he had taken the time to layout and cut several designs into over and over and over.To help teach me the...
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