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Chip Carving a Plate #3: Knife Preparation - Sharpening!

09-21-2011 09:55 PM by MyChipCarving | 3 comments »

Watch this video to see how to properly sharpen your chip carving knife.Don’t skip this step! !!

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Chip Carving a Plate #2: Pattern Transfer

09-17-2011 02:23 PM by MyChipCarving | 4 comments »

In this lesson I’ll show you two methods to transfer a pattern to our 10” plate. Here's the link to get the pattern This pattern is in the Gold Member Pattern Vault and signing up is free.Sign up by clicking HERE. Now, on to the lesson… Next lesson: Knife Sharpening!

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Playing Around with Carving #10: Best Lighing for Carving

09-12-2011 01:25 AM by WayneC | 14 comments »

So far, I have been carving outside on my patio and the lighting is great. I’m anticipating that I will have to move inside into my garage based shop as the weather turns colder and wetter. The shop has pretty good fluorescent lighting, but I would not say it is the equavilant of natural light. Does anyone have recommendations for lighting to use for carving. I am thinking that task lighting that could attach to my workbench would be a good option. Any suggestions for how I sho...

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Chip Carving a Plate #1: Introduction & Preparation

09-05-2011 03:11 AM by MyChipCarving | 24 comments »

Welcome to another chip carving class. This time our project will be chip carving a basswood plate. I will lead you step-by-step through this project and when you’re done you’ll have a carved plate to display or give away as a gift. Various plates styles and assorted carving patterns combine to make wonderful carvings. Here are some plates that I’ve carved: Our plate will have a unique design. One that I’m sure you will enjoy carving. Here is a supply list of ...

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Tool Roll Modification

08-20-2011 09:50 PM by mpounders | 5 comments »

I decided I wanted to try a tool roll for carrying around some of my gouges. In looking at different catalogs, they didn’t seem very complicated and I already have a daughter who can sew! So I got some canvas and had her sew me up one that would hold approximately 20 full size tools ( I’m an optimistic kind of carver). That seemed a good size for me, but the pockets were too deep for my palm tools. I eventually came up with the modification shown. I cur a slit in the pocket and us...

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Attempting the.. well.. improbable

08-19-2011 06:06 AM by Ryan | 4 comments »

So, the woodworking fever has struck me. Unfortunately, it has struck me to make cases for EVERYTHING. Cigarettes, Zippos, Business cards, puzzle boxes, etc… This is my next project, once I have a bit of time. I recently destroyed (Pictures to follow) my iPod 4, 32g. I mean it bent in half. How it is still “working” is a mystery to me, but I can still access everything (as long as I remember the finger movements to find it, considering the screen is in a million piec...

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Playing Around with Carving #9: Just Kicking Around today

08-14-2011 06:02 AM by WayneC | 18 comments »

I roughed out another spoon today. I was trying a different handle shape to get a feel for it. Playing with some curves. Also, I’m looking for good ways get a better finish on the spoon bowl. I tried sanding some. I need to get better at making smooth cuts to reduce the work required to finish the spoons. I am thinking of getting some curved knives. That or I need a wider/flatter bent neck gouge. I am thinking of a knife simlar to one of the curved ones from Pinewood For...

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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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The birdhouse in progress

08-02-2011 06:47 PM by mpounders | 8 comments »

I didn’t get started on the birdhouse contest until after it had already begun, so I haven’t had much time to post anything. I was really concerned that I wouldn’t get it finished in time, so my plan was to work on critical areas, so that at least I would have something to enter, if I got delayed or didn’t get the sides or back or roof finished. So I started carving the front first. I cut out all the basic shapes for the front, back, and sides. Then I used tracing pape...

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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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