This looks like a fun project. The idea is from American Woodworker. To make it more chip carve-able, I was thinking about not drilling the large holes in all the squares and then chip carving those surfaces. That along with the cut off corners would make a really cool piece. What do you think? Step-by-step instructions are found here – http://americanwoodworker.com/blogs/projects/archive/2012/01/03/ws-wiffle-ball.aspx?utm_source=AWNL&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=AWNL...
This sign project was a learning experience. The guilding especially. That process was tedious and seems like one where you need to have done it many times before it would get easier. I used an imitation gold leaf considering the price of real gold. I’m satisfied with the sign and hope it creates a warm welcome to all who come to Red Barn Retreats. Here’s the view from the road. Is your driveway longer than mine? :-)
The last steps to complete our plate is to apply a finish.The finishing process gives many carvers headaches and can lead to much frustration.With this in mind, I’ve created a series of finishing lessons in the My Chip Carving Video Vault.I won’t create a full-blown finishing video for this class but instead will encourage you to check out the finishing series already created. Here are the steps to finish your plate. 1. Remove all leftover pattern lines. The following video ...
This is my first attempt at carving a sign. I’ve wanted to try it for quite a while. Our retreat center needed a sign by the road so this sign already has a home all picked out. Dimensions: 36” x 12” x 2”, basswood I know basswood isn’t the best exterior wood but seeing as it will be painted, I figured it should last many years as long as I give it proper care and maintenance. I created the pattern on my computer. Each letter stands 3” tall. The fo...
Here’s our next lesson on how to carve the border for our 10” plate. Take your time and enjoy the lesson and your carving! Don’t be afraid to ask any questions when they come up. !!
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
Watch this video to see how to properly sharpen your chip carving knife.Don’t skip this step! !!
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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