Chip carved plate

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Project by Colin posted 02-16-2009 02:36 PM 2514 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This design and carving of this plate has occupied my evenings over the last month of dark nights and snowy weather.

The design really evolved from “footering” around with some paper and a compass, looking at others designs from books and other chip carvers designs posted on the web. The result you can now see, I am never sure how the plate will turn out until the design is cut, it’s fascinating to see how the plate changes as progress is made.

The plate is made of Lime (basswood), finished with two coats of spay urethane varnish. The plate was purchased from the US and shipped across. If anyone knows of a supplier in the UK I would welcome that information.

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#1 posted 02-16-2009 02:59 PM

Great looking carving. With carving skills like that, you should be able to turn your own plate on a lathe. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 02-16-2009 03:03 PM

The geometry of this piece is very nice. You have a great eye my friend.
Thanks for the post.

-- R

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#3 posted 02-16-2009 05:53 PM

Fantastic work , very nice.
You must really have patience.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Not my woodworking

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#4 posted 02-16-2009 07:17 PM

Very nice chip carving! There’s a lot of work in that.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#5 posted 02-16-2009 08:05 PM

excellent detail…a beautiful gift or heirloom…

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#6 posted 02-17-2009 04:50 AM

Excellent !! Nice skill. Someday, I’ll try.


-- Enjoy life !!

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#7 posted 02-17-2009 05:32 AM

Exquisite detail and design! Beautiful work! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 02-21-2009 11:50 PM

hi colin,
this is really impresive. I like the consistency of the carving throughout the plate.

-- Dave D

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#9 posted 02-22-2009 12:32 AM

Really very well done NICE NICE NICE Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 04-10-2009 09:01 AM

Beautiful work! Thanks for the inspiration I needed that..

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#11 posted 01-01-2011 11:52 PM

Colin very wonderful art work. Your chip carvings are beautiful,Your architectural lettering is
bold and majestic. Your projects were well conceived,designed, then executed with great craftmanship.
Well done Colin!!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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