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Selling Your Art Work?

08-27-2012 05:09 PM by OregonBurls | 12 comments »

Hey everyone, I have just redesigned Oregonburls.com would like to offer an artist page. I know that it is expensive to get your art into galleries that charge up to 40% of the sales price and ebay up to 25%+. Oregonburls.com is an advertised site. This page (Artist Corner) would allow you to sell your wood creations with just a flat fee of 10% of the sale price.You would keep your item and when it sells I print the shipping label and email it to you along with sending you a check or pa...

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Chip Carving a Plate #4: Carving the Rosette

09-27-2011 11:54 PM by MyChipCarving | 12 comments »

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

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Large picture frame commission #1: Making carving samples and the frame.

04-13-2008 03:43 AM by Roger Strautman | 12 comments »

Finally back with the next steps in this project. Chip carving relies heavily on shadows so when designing the frame profile I had to make sure that the angle of the frame wasn’t to much or to little other wise the carvings won’t show up under the lighting of the picture. Making the frame was a trial and err process for me. The first picture shows how I was able to get both pieces that make up the frame with one angled cut and by flipping the small piece over. I also ma...

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More progress on Lizard Cane

04-25-2013 04:33 PM by mpounders | 12 comments »

I completed as much carving on the handle as I could and then epoxied it to the shaft. The shaft is also basswood and i used a 5/16th threaded rod about 6 inches long epoxied in place. I decided how I wanted the tail wrapped around, outlined it with a v gouge and then rounded it over and relieved the background. I carved down the back of the lizard where the tail joins the shaft to get a smooth transition. The customer doesn’t want this guy painted, but the scale patterns I will bur...

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"Behind Blue Eyes" #1: A week of carving

09-18-2011 06:09 AM by mpounders | 12 comments »

Here is what I started and worked on the past week at War Eagle, in the class taught by Adina Huckins. I think I am making some progress and I am pleased with how this one is turning out. I also did several smaller heads and I think I am finally getting some of the facial planes in properly. I sent photos of this back to my family and several people noticed some resemblance to my daughter, who is a blue-eyed blond. Hence the title ( I’m also a fan of the Who!”. More to com...

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Accessory Wing For The Tablesaw

03-01-2013 02:57 AM by WoodJediNTraining | 12 comments »

This week I decided to rebuild my tablesaws extension wing/router table. This time I removed the factory metal wing along with my old router table extension and built a new wing using the MDF and famica from last weeks build. This new extension wing combos as a router table as well as it has a pull out support arm that allows me to support my material as i cross cut long boards or sheets goods no matter if I am using a sled or not, because the support arm is adjustable. Here is a look at some...

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Neck Thru V Guitar

03-07-2010 03:12 PM by lugnut | 12 comments »

Well, I bit the bullet and purchased some equipment. I got an 8” jointer/planer combo from Jet and a 9” bandsaw from Skil. Probably none the best stuff, but live and learn. My goal here is to develop my woodworking skills to a higher level concentrating on guitar construction. The task at hand is to plane the wings to the same thickness as the neck. The wings are basswood and I’m thinking I should just get them ‘close’ to leave a little room for sanding. W...

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It's all about respecting someone else's work

10-22-2017 06:14 PM by FancyChip | 11 comments »

I do not mind that my patterns were used by other people in their works: especially when there is an appropriate question about if it’s possible to use them or not? (there are especially kind and inspiring requests about using my patterns that I keep in my soul); I do not mind sending the album / all my albums of patterns to all those who, I feel, really need them. But what I will never be able to understand is that when a person crosses the line of the property of others’ works a...

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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #13: Pattern Downloads

03-29-2011 11:05 PM by MyChipCarving | 11 comments »

I’ve created 9 – 3-3/4” patterns and 6 – 5-3/4” patterns that you can pick from to chip carve. Creating your own patterns is encouraged too. Here’s a glimpse of one page of the 3-3/4” patterns. The easiest way I could come up with for you to be able to download these quilt square patterns I’ve prepared, is to post them in the My Chip Carving Member area. If you are already a member – log in and go to the Pattern Vault and look...

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Playing Around with Carving #6: Finished my carving fixture

07-31-2011 01:08 AM by WayneC | 11 comments »

I got my carving fixture completed today. Now I should be able to make some more progress on the carving. Been going slow because I have been focused on rehabilitation of my leg. Finally able to put a little weight on it (30%) and this means increased exercise, physical therapy and such. I’m still adjusting to the new level of activity. The fixture is made from some borg 3/4”by 24” by 24” plywood squares. I laminated two sheets together for the top to support...

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