Cutting Board, chip carved tangle pattern

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Project by MyChipCarving posted 06-03-2014 01:12 PM 3619 views 8 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This pattern was inspired by the Zentangle method of free hand drawing. One line at a time, no drawing instruments. I like the free form nature of this pattern and feel it helps me expand my creativity into a new area of chip carving. You’ll surely see more tangle patterns!
Carved in basswood
Shown with Quick & Easy Finish (sealer and lacquer) and gel stained after Quick & Easy Finish.
Thanks for looking. Comments, ideas, critiques are always welcome.

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#1 posted 06-03-2014 01:17 PM

Holy moly Marty! Your chip carvings are so crispy clean. Always a pleasure to look at your creations.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#2 posted 06-03-2014 01:19 PM

Good thing I caught you early, Roger, before you put your glasses on :-). ha!
Always nice to hear from you. Have a good one today!

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#3 posted 06-03-2014 01:44 PM

Wow that’s beyond amazing ,a real work of art.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 06-03-2014 01:49 PM

I hope the owner of this beauty has enough sense to use it as a serving board and not a cutting board. It is too nice to be carved up cutting hot dogs.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#5 posted 06-03-2014 01:51 PM

A truly unique and incredible piece.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 06-03-2014 01:54 PM

Beautiful work!

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#7 posted 06-03-2014 02:00 PM

Fantastic job. Thanks for sharing.
I hope nobody will cut anything on it. I’d put it on the wall. :-)

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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#8 posted 06-03-2014 02:33 PM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#10 posted 06-03-2014 03:15 PM

Dang! That looks like a thousand man hours of work! Amazing!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#11 posted 06-03-2014 04:00 PM

Nice, clean cuts, and beautiful results, something that would take me weeks, if not months, to do.
You did some very nice and detailed work! Thanks for the show.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#12 posted 06-03-2014 04:02 PM

I love this one Marty. It really showcases your carving skill and it is more interesting too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 06-03-2014 05:51 PM

Love it! Really well done, great pattern!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#14 posted 06-03-2014 06:13 PM

all i can say is “WOW”!!!!

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#15 posted 06-03-2014 10:34 PM

That is one sharp knife…. and a lot of patience…. and a lot of skillful execution. Impressed!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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