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First woodcarving show #1: Charlotte Woodcarving Show

183 days ago by Michael Anthony Zelonis | 3 comments »

I attended the Charlotte Woodcarvers show last weekend, and it was amazing! I was mesmerized the whole 3 days with the great people I met, the awesome carvings, and the sense of fellowship and camaraderie that was everywhere to be found. I took many pics, and whittled them down to these. I named the artist when possible, and wish that more people had labeled their work after the judging so I could have given them credit for work well done. I also entered 3 piec...

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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #11: Extra Features

187 days ago by MyChipCarving | 2 comments »

Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Extra Features In this lesson, I’ll show you some extra features found in the Pattern Wizard that are very useful.If you’ve found these lessons helpful, please share these lesson links and the Pattern Wizard download link (below) with others via email, social media, and with your LJ Buddies. Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.com/index.php/164

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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #10: Printing Your Patterns

187 days ago by MyChipCarving | 0 comments »

Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Printing Your Patterns Printing your patterns so they can be applied to the wood is an important process. I’ll show you how this is done in today’s lesson. You can print 3 patterns using your free trial. After that you will need the full version. I’d encourage you to get both the Pattern Wizard and Rapid Resizer together as the savings are substantial.Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.co...

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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #9: Free Form

191 days ago by MyChipCarving | 1 comment »

Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Free Form Free form patterns are very popular and create beautiful carvings. But drawing the pattern can be challenging and intimidating as many don’t feel they have the artistic ability needed to draw the pattern. I’ll show you how to overcome this obstacle by using a great feature of the Pattern Wizard. Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.com/index.php/164You will need this to follow along ...

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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #8: Adding Text

192 days ago by MyChipCarving | 2 comments »

Note: if you are enjoying these lessons, please share this LJ link – http://lumberjocks.com/MyChipCarving/blog/39869 with your LJ buddies, email and social media friends. Thank you. Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Adding Text Carving letters and numbers on your project is a fantastic way to personalize your work. But adding the text to your pattern is not always as straightforward as the carving. Learn how to use the Pattern Wizard to add text to your patterns in th...

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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #7: Grids

193 days ago by MyChipCarving | 3 comments »

Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Grids Carving a grid is a great way to showcase your talents. Drawing them the old-fashioned way like I did for a long time, using a t-square, ruler, and compass, is time consuming and tedious. I’ll show you how fast it is to create a grid using the Pattern Wizard in this lesson. Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.com/index.php/164You will need this to follow along in this lesson series. Scroll do...

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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #6: Rosettes, part 3

194 days ago by MyChipCarving | 0 comments »

Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Rosettes, part 3 Adding shading to complicated rosettes can be a huge help when it comes to knowing which part of the pattern you want to carve away or cut out. Learn how to do this in today’s lesson. Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.com/index.php/164You will need this to follow along in this lesson series. Scroll down the page to find the download link.

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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #5: Rosettes, part 2

195 days ago by MyChipCarving | 0 comments »

Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Rosettes, part 2Learn how to create more complicated and intricate rosettes in this lesson. Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.com/index.php/164You will need this to follow along in this lesson series. Scroll down the page to find the download link.

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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #4: Borders

195 days ago by MyChipCarving | 1 comment »

Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – BordersIn this lesson I show you how to use the Pattern Wizard to create a rectangular border. The same principles apply if you wish to create a pattern for a round object like a basswood plate.Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.com/index.php/164You will need this to follow along in this lesson series. Scroll down the page a bit to find the download.

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Season of shop upgrades #5: Jointer or Planer Sled - A Test

195 days ago by PJ72 | 1 comment »

Why build a planer sled simple, I don’t have a jointer. While I have had some success edge jointing with the table saw and router, a jointer has been on my wish list for some time to give me face jointing capability. For example, I wish I could have one, I wish I could afford one, and I wish I had room for one. Garage/Shop Conundrum Given my limited space and need for tool mobility and tool storage in order to park the cars in the garage, I have considered various options on ...

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