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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #10: Lesson 5: Chip Carving Square #1

1126 days ago by MyChipCarving | 48 comments »

Lesson 5: Chip Carving Square #1In this lesson you will apply what you learned in Lesson 4. This first quilt square is made up entirely of three corner chips. Here’s the pattern: Right-click on the image and select “Save Image As” and save it to your hard drive.I hope the pattern size will remain the same so you can transfer it directly to your square.If you need to resize the image, this can be done with a photo editor or in Word after inserting the picture. Practi...

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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #2: Supplies

1144 days ago by MyChipCarving | 30 comments »

If you need supplies for class, I’ll be glad to send them to you.I’ll be posting the first session on Monday, March 7th, but you can always start anytime during the week. Order as many squares as you like. I’ll be providing plenty of patterns to choose from.Send an email to Marty@MyChipCarving.com to let me know what you need. Shipping is Priority Mail. Swiss cutting knife w/free sharpening $24.95 6” basswood square – $1.50 4” basswood square &...

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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #5: Lesson Pacing (reply requested)

1136 days ago by MyChipCarving | 25 comments »

This class is new territory for me and for LumberJocks. To help me pace the lessons properly, please reply to this posting with one of the following: REWIND – slow down, I need to look at Lesson 1 PAUSE - give me a day or two and I”ll be ready for the next lesson PLAY – I’m ready for the next lesson FAST FORWARD – crank it up! I’m ready and rarin’ to go! Marty LeenhoutsMy Chip Carving866-444-6996

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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #9: Lesson 4: Proper Technique

1130 days ago by MyChipCarving | 21 comments »

Lesson 4: Proper Technique Needed in this lesson: chip carving knife, basswood practice board, mechanical pencil, t-square We’ve all heard many times that “practice makes perfect”. But really this is faulty advice. It’s not “practice” that makes perfect, but rather, “perfect practice makes perfect”. This is very true when it comes to chip carving. Developing proper technique from the start will lead to good results in short order and a ...

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Holly pattern, Chip Carving, add color? #1: Chip carved plate, add color?

1159 days ago by MyChipCarving | 21 comments »

I’m wondering what you think about my adding some color to this chip carved plate. From the start I’d planned on adding a light, transparent, oil-based green color to the leaves and red to the berries.But now that I’ve gotten this far in the finishing process, I really like the way it looks and I’m chickening out when it comes to doing anything else to this chip carving.What do you think?

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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #14: Lesson 8 - Applying a Finish

1112 days ago by MyChipCarving | 19 comments »

Applying a finish to your completed chip carving is a “make or break” step. Do it well and your chip carving comes to life and is something wonderful to behold. Do it poorly and your carving loses the beauty and the finish detracts from the chip carved design. Follow this lesson closely from start to finish and you’ll find success with each chip carving you complete from here on out. I call this the My Chip Carving Quick & Easy Finish Step 1 – Remove leftover...

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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #7: Lesson 3: Pattern Development, Part 2

1134 days ago by MyChipCarving | 13 comments »

I know that drawing and working on patterns is not enjoyable for many chip carvers. With that in mind, we will start carving tomorrow. I’d still like to encourage many of you to give pattern development a try.I’ll provide some patterns for you to carve. Adding your patterns to the mix will give our finished project more variety. Also, there’s a great sense of satisfaction knowing that the pattern you are carving is one that you came up with on your own. Here’s an...

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Chip Carving a Plate #4: Carving the Rosette

936 days ago 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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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #13: Pattern Downloads

1118 days ago 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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Classic chip carved box ready for a finish

1171 days ago by MyChipCarving | 10 comments »

This classic box is for a friend’s son, when he turns 13. My next step is to spray on an amber shellac finish.

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