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"Carving Acanthus Leaves into, Lathed Fluted Columns"

04-01-2010 03:44 PM by Dennis Zongker | 37 comments »

There are 8 fluted columns to this bedroom set. The columns were turned on our “Legacy” Ornamental Milling Machine, by one of our shop craftsman, Dennis Nygard. I’m carving the 64 acanthus leaf’s by hand with “Pfeil” carving knifes and a small brass mallet. It’s easer to cut the solid cherry by lightly taping with a small mallet. Each leaf takes about 3 hours per leaf. Plus set up time and drawing time, which takes about 2 hours. So, each spindl...

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Chip carving patterns #9: Leaf 1

03-18-2010 04:23 AM by lovestoys | 5 comments »

Time to start with some curves – I’ve created a pattern that’s based on an article that Wayne Barton published about designing your own leaf patterns. I did a simple leaf, and just reflected it around the boundary. I put in a tulip pattern in the center, but feel free to fill the center with a design of your own.

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Chip carving patterns #8: Test Pattern

03-09-2010 04:14 AM by lovestoys | 2 comments »

I don’t know, it just looked like an old style TV test pattern.

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Chip carving patterns #7: Flake 1

03-06-2010 03:33 AM by lovestoys | 0 comments »

Another basic pattern, builds on the simple triangle—but it’s set up to cut across grains at different angles.

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Chip carving patterns #6: Burst 2

03-04-2010 04:36 AM by lovestoys | 0 comments »

I added a simple border around this design, the sides are cut from the inside first, then the outside.

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Wormy soft maple rocker ( Hal Taylor version ) #6: Stacks to rockes, extra width to back braces, jigs

03-03-2010 05:32 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 3 comments »

Empty clamp rack…... hmmm what could that mean, where did they go? Here they are, adding the ” stacks ” to my rockers, and adding a little thickness to the bottom of the back braces While i’m showing the rocker Jig, I might as well show the back brace jig, both are 8, 3/4’’ pieces of mdf, I think I went a little over killbut hey if i’m building chairs for the next 30 yrs it was worth it! Arms glued next step is shaping top...

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Chip carving patterns #5: Fans 1

02-28-2010 07:36 PM by lovestoys | 2 comments »

I based this on the form used in a cross pattern from myChipCarving.com

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Chip carving patterns #4: Wheat 1

02-26-2010 05:54 AM by lovestoys | 2 comments »

Perhaps a good design for coasters that will hold those beer bottles! Keeping the knife in a near vertical position where the stems cross over will help to keep tear out to a minimum.

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Chip carving patterns #2: Burst

02-23-2010 04:59 PM by lovestoys | 0 comments »

Another basic coaster pattern. I use the straight lines to practice my “pull” cuts. The star bursts are done with a stab knife.

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Chip carving patterns #1: Coasters

02-23-2010 06:07 AM by lovestoys | 3 comments »

Just a pattern I’ve been playing with. Pretty basic approach to a rosette. The outer dimension is 3 1/2” square. The pattern starts with approximately a 10mm border. Enjoy.

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