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My favorite piece.

-- Russ





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ianlee74

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#1 posted 1268 days ago

Wow! You’ve got to tell us more though… I assume that’s a carving. Is it a book cover? What kind of wood? How long? Don’t just tease us!

-- Ian, Tennessee

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Nick_Osbourne

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#2 posted 1268 days ago

Wow that looks fantastic. I’m trying to get into chip carving right now, I’ve got the knives, sharpening stone, stropper, etc. but I am finding that I’ll need an instructional dvd or book. Any suggestions?

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therookie

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#3 posted 1268 days ago

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Russell T Wilson

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#4 posted 1268 days ago

Thank you for the reviews and suggestions. To Nick: take Marty class first. Explore Marty’s on-line store about books and knives to us. Be creative. Ian: It is a photograph album cover for my wife photographs of our family. The wood is basswood and can be obtained through various websites on the Internet or you can produce your own and obtain hardware at ACE. It took me about a month to complete the entire project. Thanks for the questions it will help me be more thorough next time. Adam’s WoodWorks: Yes little cut together make great designs.

-- Russ

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Druid

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#5 posted 1268 days ago

Hi Russ, Really nice work. I like the balance between the straight and curved aspects.
To answer Nick’s question, there are a number of books available, and one that I would recommend considering is the “Chip Carver’s Workbook” by Dennis Moor. You can find the information on it at . . . http://www.chippingaway.com/WoodCarving/ChipCarving/BeginnerChipCarvingKit.htm

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Monty Queen

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#6 posted 1267 days ago

Wow awesome job on the chip carving, this is real woodworking, it is a art a lot of people do not appreciate. Unless you try it you can’t realize the challange and the patience it takes to do it. I love your work. Beautiful craftsmanship.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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Russell T Wilson

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#7 posted 1267 days ago

Monty and John,

Thank you for the kind words they help me be more patience when I am working. Aslo I did forget to mention to Nick that Dennis Moor books and web-site can be very helpful. Thanks John.

-- Russ

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Nick_Osbourne

105 posts in 1579 days


#8 posted 1265 days ago

Thanks for the tips. I went to Lee Valley yesterday and bought Moor’s Chip Carver’s Workbook. I’ll see how that goes

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