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These are a few plates that I carved for fun. I chose these plates to show you three different ways that a chip carving can be finished, natural, stained, and painted.
-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"
May 12, 2007
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#1 posted 05-12-2007 01:03 PM
Beautiful Rog, I think chip carving takes a lot more patience than the kind of carving I do.
-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1
#2 posted 05-12-2007 03:01 PM
Congratulations on The Shroud being shown in the Readers Gallery in Woodcarving Illustrated.
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#3 posted 05-12-2007 03:59 PM
CarverRog, you are amazing. You have a great and wonderful gift!
-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)
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#4 posted 05-12-2007 05:09 PM
Really nice….such precision…and beautiful designs.
-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org
#5 posted 05-12-2007 05:27 PM
Thank you Dick. I’m glad to see that there are at least a few people out there that liked it. A person hates to put 500+ hrs. in something and not have it recognized in some way.
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#6 posted 05-12-2007 05:39 PM
I too have seen The Shroud in the readers gallery, amazing!
The plates are very cool as well.
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#7 posted 05-13-2007 01:11 AM
Rog: Great display of the carvings.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia firstname.lastname@example.org †
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#8 posted 05-13-2007 06:56 AM
-- Jesus is Lord!
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#9 posted 05-13-2007 03:56 PM
These are very nice. I am trying to teach myself (with dvd and book) how to chip carve. I can now appreciate the practice and patience (and layout skills) needed to create these projects.
All of your chips are so clean! I still get little chunks and sliver etc
But I can take my butternut boards to work and carve during lunch.
I think what is hard for people to see is exactly how tiny these carvings are… 2 – 4 mm. Amazing!
I really like the third plate where you left the section uncarved.
Anyway… beautiful plates.
How did you finish the first and color the second? Do you buy the blank plates? Butternut?
-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne
#10 posted 05-13-2007 05:13 PM
Giz,Speaking from my carving experience. You have to learn how to keep your knives extra sharp, & you’ll get less fuzzing, & slivers.
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#11 posted 05-13-2007 06:54 PM
those are beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!
-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007
#12 posted 05-14-2007 04:12 PM
Dick…Thanks for the advice. I will work on it.. Back to the grindstone… (Trudges off).
#13 posted 05-15-2007 04:34 AM
Giz, you asked about the finish of the plates. The first one I sealed the plate with Deft spray lacquer then carved it. I then sealed it again then used a gel stain to stain it. The painted one again I sealed it first carved it then painted it with acrylic paints.
Dick you are right about the very sharp knife but you also have too make sure that you cut all the way down to the bottom of the chip with both cuts.
#14 posted 05-15-2007 04:55 AM
Oh so that’s the secret, cut to the bottom. But, how do you know where to cut? (quizzacle look on face)
#15 posted 05-15-2007 05:08 AM
Karson, practice, practice, practice. That’s what’s nice about chip carving you can make a different looking design just by changing the locations of cuts in the same design.
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