How to: Chip carving - 2013 Christmas ornament Marty LeenhoutsMy Chip Carving866-444-6996
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
With the front of the wine bottle holder carved, we’re ready to layout the pattern on the edge.If you have a Flat Lying Trammel Set, get it out now as you will find it very handy in this part of our project. In our next lesson we will carve the edge and apply a finish!
So, how did your 6-point rosettes turn out? In this lesson we will carve the background that surrounds the rosettes you just carved.If your knife needs touching up, do it now using a flat leather strop or white ceramic stone.Enjoy this lesson and let me know if you have any questions. In the next lesson we’ll lay out the pattern on the edge.Stay tuned!
Lesson 2 – Carving the 6-point rosettes With the layout of our pattern complete (see Lesson 1), we’re ready to start carving. Before making the first cut, it is important to make sure your knife is razor sharp. CLICK HERE to review the lesson on sharpening. Now we’re all set to carve the overlapping rosettes on the front of our wine bottle holder. Enjoy the lesson and good luck with your carving! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. More chip ca...
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...
Flush with my modest progress in the last post, I decided to jazz up the little box some before attaching the bottom (which I have already cut and have waiting for installation). I drew out some lines and squares on the front of the box and made a nice little border on the top and bottom. Here’s the first shot, after I had already completed the top border. It went surprisingly fast. Took about 10 minutes to lay it out and 5 minutes to carve it. Then I drew the pattern for the bot...
To wet your appetite for what’s ahead, here’s a picture of what we’ll be carving in this class. Martywww.MyChipCarving.com866-444-6996
Welcome to another chip carving class! In this class I will take you step-by-step through the process of chip carving a wine bottle holder. We’ll start things rolling in early March. This leaves you plenty of time to sharpen your knife and gather needed supplies. Here’s a list of what we’ll be using: Basswood wine bottle holder (we’ll be carving a different pattern than the one shown) Chip carving knife (I’ll be using the My Chip Carving Knives like the ...
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...
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