Chip Carved serving tray - Old Norwegian Pattern

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I saw this pattern at a chip carving show I was in a few years ago in Lebanon, Missouri. The tray is basswod and the frame is mahogany.

-- Jim, Missouri

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#1 posted 03-15-2011 05:02 AM

I hate to ask…but how long did that take?
I wouldn’t have any fingers left trying to carve that….or any nerves.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#2 posted 03-15-2011 05:04 AM

Absolutely beautiful! Is the pattern available somewhere? Appeals to me more than any I’ve seen.

-- toni --- SW WI...working on shop setup....wish I could say diligently. "Time is a healer, a friend & a maker of dreams."

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#3 posted 03-15-2011 05:24 AM

Thank you for the kind comments. A lot of people have asked me about the time I spent on it, but I’m not sure how long it really took. I milled the basswood and the mahogany frame. The basswood came from a tree that was downed by a tornado at Fort Harrison, IN in ‘94. We air dried it and it’s great to carve. I had to clean up the pattern alot before I could use it. All in all, prbaply well over 75 hours. I’m not sure if the pattern available anywhere. I got it from a guy at the show and he had the original from the early 1900s.

-- Jim, Missouri

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#4 posted 03-15-2011 05:26 AM

That’s really beautiful, expertly executed. I would love to learn how to chip carve.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#5 posted 03-15-2011 05:33 AM

That is truly wonderful…most intricate chip carving I have seen.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#6 posted 03-15-2011 06:42 AM

That is fabulous!! That really piques up the interest in chip carving ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 03-15-2011 07:16 AM

Absolutely gorgeous! But a serving tray? I hope you just call it that, and don’t consider it a functional item. Put that art on the wall where it belongs!

-- - Cindy, texture freak -

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#8 posted 03-15-2011 07:45 AM


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#9 posted 03-15-2011 12:01 PM

Superb work & welcome to L.J.

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#10 posted 03-15-2011 01:35 PM

absolutly wonderful


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#11 posted 03-15-2011 01:36 PM

THAT is so very well done.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#12 posted 03-15-2011 02:06 PM

WOW!!! Beautiful! Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#13 posted 03-15-2011 02:14 PM


-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#14 posted 03-15-2011 02:45 PM

very nice!

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#15 posted 03-15-2011 03:53 PM

Truely amazing!!! I am just learning to do chip carving. I would love to beable to replicate that somehow. I agree with Vasko hang it on the wall. It is a super piece of Artwork. How long have you been doing chip carving?

-- Sheryl---IA

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