Chip carved plate

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Project by Colin posted 2011 days ago 2276 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 2011 days ago

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 2011 days ago

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 2010 days ago

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

-- Not my woodworking

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#4 posted 2010 days ago

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

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#5 posted 2010 days ago

excellent detail…a beautiful gift or heirloom…

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

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#6 posted 2010 days ago

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


-- Enjoy life !!

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#7 posted 2010 days ago

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

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 2005 days ago

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

-- Dave D

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#9 posted 2005 days ago

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 1958 days ago

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

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#11 posted 1326 days ago

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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