|Project by Colin||posted 02-16-2009 02:36 PM||2583 views||6 times favorited||11 comments|
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"