More Practice Work

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Project by yakerjax posted 08-25-2007 01:23 AM 2057 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here are some more practice boards…The first two pics are of my chip carving second one is just a closeup view.. Then I also am learning pyrography and this is my first actual work.. I am starting to feel more comfortable with the tools and techniques.. I hope to start an actual project soon… Thanks for allowing me to share…


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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 08-25-2007 01:25 AM

nice job … I’ve never tried chio carving or pyro. Are you taking lessons?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 08-25-2007 01:28 AM

you’re killing me!! The forth line is SWEEEEET !!!! So well done. Bravo.

They Pyro is awesome as well.. Great job with the shading.

((bowing to your skill))

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 08-25-2007 01:29 AM

That last one looks very much like a tattoo I foolishly had done in my youth. Very nice, though!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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pat sherman

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#4 posted 08-25-2007 01:54 AM

chip carving is looking good. on the pyro work. i do a lot of pyro portaits and have a bit of advice if yo udont mind.
when you do a picture do not outline it in heavy lines. use your shadign to make the forms.
and lay your shading down in layers. and to avoid any black blops. make sure your pen is moving before you hit the board. it takes some practice.
and always keep a practice board handy to check the temp of yuour tip before you hit hte good board.

good luck

-- pat,ohio...

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#5 posted 08-25-2007 02:11 AM

Looks like you are off to a great start. Keep at it! (That is what I keep telling myself)

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#6 posted 08-25-2007 03:26 AM

Thank you for the reviews and comments.. I am always looking to get better so I am very open to suggestive criticism.. Don, I have always wanted a tattoo (ouch) but I am such a wimp when it come to pain.. Dan, I am not taking classes I have a few self teaching books that I am learning with.. And MsDebbie thank you for the encouragement..
All of you are great I like the encouragement everyone offers here along with the great advice it really helps to know that there are a great bunch of people here willing to help and encourage..
I am so happy to have found this board..

Thank you Everyone


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#7 posted 08-25-2007 03:35 AM

From the look of it you sure are improving quickly Cheryl! I’ll bet Carver Rog will be impressed. Thanks for keeping us posted on your progress.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#8 posted 08-25-2007 04:45 AM

Those cuts and chips are looking really good! A little helpful hint for you is that the more accurate you are with the pattern the better your cuts and chip will get. I use a .3mm pencil to layout most of my patterns and I lay them out directly on the board. Any questions on chip carving I might be able to help. Keep practicing!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#9 posted 08-25-2007 05:05 AM

Looking better, keep it up, Cheryl.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#10 posted 08-25-2007 05:58 AM

I can see a definite improvement in your carving since the first piece you posted. You are making progress.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#11 posted 08-25-2007 12:25 PM

perhaps you could start a learning curve blog, walking us through how you set up your practice pieces, what you are learning …. this will really make a good guide for others wanting to try their hand at chip carving and pyrography.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 08-25-2007 04:51 PM

Very nice, I would also like to develop some chip carving skills.

-- Atelierwoodworks Vaud Switzerland

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#13 posted 08-25-2007 05:12 PM

Wow! You have come a long way – that looks really good!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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