So the chip carving has begun. I thought I would share a little bit of how to with you. I don’t have my entire pattern figured out, but I did choose this pattern for each of the points. So lets get started.
You can purchase chip carving knives if you feel it is necessary, but I just use an old timer I’ve had since High School. It has 2 blades. The smaller blade is just fine for this type of work as long as you have it sharpened.
After your pattern is layed out you will need to figure out how you want to cut it. Chip carving is essentially cutting a “V” groove into your piece following a patter. Typical patterns are normally triangles, as they are the easiest to carve. You essentially make stop cuts down the centers and then cut toward that stop cut at an angle. You need to make sure not to go in deep toward your lines. The deepest part is the center.
I think the video is pretty much self explanatory. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. This video was filmed about 1 am in the morning. I was holding the camera with one hand and carving with the other. LOL. I thought I was going to be able to post it that night, as I was busy the other nights. Anyhow, I hope you get something out of it. I am planning on doing a part 2 to the video and hopefully have some help with it. Maybe even explain it while I’m doing it. As always I welcome constructive criticism, positive or negative. Enjoy.
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