I just updated three videos showing essential technique when chip carving 3-corner chips.To watch them in HD you’ll need a free Gold Membership. Uploading HD videos to YouTube takes too long which is why these high definition videos can be watched and downloaded from the My Chip Carving Video Vault. I hope you enjoy watching!
Well, after two sweaty hours out in the shop today in ridiculous humidity, I was able to wrap up the last of the carving and put on the final touches. Here it is with the basic shaping and sanding complete. Then I went back with two different sized nail sets and gently hammered in a scale patter on the dragon heads and necks: And finally used my carving chisels and chip carving knife to cut the year numbers. Now it’s time to put a coat of clear shellac on the car...
Here’s the latest update. I scrapped the flames as too difficult for my skills/tools. Got all the dragons roughed in…now I can work on refining shapes and background consistency.
There’s not much that words can express that pictures can’t outdo…I got to carve another 2 hours and it’s coming along nicely! And here it is next to the old one…
So I had some more time today in the shop and continued to work on the leg vise chop. There’s not much to tell, the picture show the progress. It was slow, sweaty work, but this is the result of about 2 hours. Had to hone the chisels but other than that, everything is progressing as planned. Finsihed the final shaping of the banner (just needs smoothing and sanding) and started in on the dragons! Woohoo! Really liking how the curled banner looks 3D! Thanks to Mary May and...
Got a little time in the shop left after repairing my jack plane iron—-that’s another post—-time to start carving! First I transfered the design using tracing paper (rub a pencil to cover the back in graphite, then retrace the design on the wood). Then I used a 1/2” bench chisel to make stop cuts around the larger portions of the banner. It will be draped over the bottom section of the dragons so it is the high ground, so to speak. After the stop cuts were ...
At the end of Sept/beginning of Oct 2013 I will be teaching a one-week class at the John C. Campbell Folk School on the subject of Hewing and carving bowls and spoons! If you haven’t yet heard of the Folk School, it is the oldest school of craft in the country, having been founded in the 1930s. Located in Brasstown, NC, the campus is beautiful, with about 20 classes going on at any time ranging from woodworking, woodcarving, blacksmithing, pottery, metalworking, weaving, music, tradit...
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!
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