The weekend before last I chip carved the following four basswood plaques (one not pictured yet). I’ve been practicing free form chip carving for about three months and these types of patterns are what I have been generally using. I’m hoping that I can soon get good enough to decorate things like wooden jewelry boxes and similar wooden items. In a leisurely 2 day weekend I can usually average about 4 plaques per weekend.
I’m not where I want to be yet but I’m going to keep on practicing every weekend.
I encourage anyone who has a desire to learn how to chip carve to not put it off. You should contact a fellow Lumberjock like Marty with MyChipCarving . He’s the one who got me started after many months of procrastinating. He’s a fine teacher and a great chip carver. Thanks, Marty. I enjoy chip carving – it’s fun and it’s a great way to decorate projects made out of wood.
I have always wanted to learn how to carve letters on wood. Letter carving gives you a way that will allow you to make wooden signs and personalized boxes and plaques. My letters have a lot of flaws still but every letter that I carve teaches me something new so I will learn to be patient.
I have a long way to go but I’m improving slowly and will keep on trying to learn.
Thanks for looking.
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau