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Project by Echofive posted 07-06-2009 09:28 PM 1857 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first carving project. I’d never carved before. Since completing this I’ve made several more with various differences for flip-flop lovers.

-- Chip, Massachusetts





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#1 posted 07-06-2009 09:32 PM

that is so cool!

-- John - Central PA - http://affyx.wordpress.com

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#2 posted 07-06-2009 09:57 PM

wow thats really cool!!! You sell them?

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#3 posted 07-06-2009 09:58 PM

I bet there good for the feet Dr Scholl thought so.Alistair

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

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#4 posted 07-06-2009 10:00 PM

Very cool Chip

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#5 posted 07-06-2009 10:25 PM

Great carving. Love that the bottom has tread!

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 07-06-2009 11:00 PM

hey cool it’s sandelwood, very nice carving, i also think the bottom treads make the piece.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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#7 posted 07-07-2009 01:37 AM

If you see it you can carve it.

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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#8 posted 07-07-2009 01:44 AM

Hey thanks everyone!! This being my first carving, I was surprised how well it turned out. These pictures actually aren’t a completed project, because it did get some steel wool and a light coat of finish to seal the wood. Some others have been polka dotted.. lol. I’lll get pics of that one if I can. I have sold them, and people have given me from $5 – $20 for one.. I got $30 for a pair, actually.

-- Chip, Massachusetts

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#9 posted 07-07-2009 05:14 AM

In Hawaii they call “flip-flops” “Rubber Slippers”. You’ve created a wooden rubber slipper. Very amusing! Now how about the matching right foot?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#10 posted 07-07-2009 08:38 AM

Verry nice!

-- Marian Neagu - Targoviste, Romania

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#11 posted 07-09-2009 01:51 AM

Did you carve with power tools or ? I’m interested in starting carving. And since I live in Hawaii this would be a fun project! Thanks for posting. Nice job!

-- Jim, www.greenteawoodworking.com

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#12 posted 07-11-2009 06:23 PM

Jim, sorry it took so long for me to reply. Summer finally came to New England so I’ve been out and about a lot. To answer your question, yes I did use power tools. It the time I started carving I didn’t have a bandsaw yet, so the rough shape was cut out using a coping saw, but I’d recommend a bandsaw or perhaps a scroll saw. After the rough shape was cut, I wanted this to be hand carved, so I did a large majority using small Ramelson chisels and gouges. However, this being my first project, I was still learning how fragile the wood grain was. I broke about 10 sandals trying to make the thong straps. 2 things I learned quickly…. Pros consider a rotary tool to be “hand carved” also, and the number 1 tool to use is super glue. haha. I bought a Dremel 400XPR kit (about $100… a steal at most any price because its so versatile, so look into it) That allowed me to safely and gently shape the thong straps and do some finish shaping. If you get into these, best of luck to you. I found the beginning design by just doing a google search for “flip flops” and then looked only at images. I found some top-down pictures of flip flops, chose the one I wanted, edited it on my computer, and then printed the original pattern.

-- Chip, Massachusetts

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#13 posted 07-13-2009 06:21 AM

Thanks Chip! As we say here, mahalo!

-- Jim, www.greenteawoodworking.com

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#14 posted 02-22-2010 04:52 PM

amazing working, fantastic design, superb idea

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#15 posted 12-22-2011 11:06 PM

looks like Guy Fieri’s flip flop from Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. Did he requisition a new pair or something?

-- Michael TX, Not even my wife understands my sense of humor.

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