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Project by MyChipCarving posted 05-03-2011 06:21 PM 1767 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a challenging pattern. The results are worth it but it does take some skill and patience.

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996





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Steven Davis

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#1 posted 05-03-2011 06:44 PM

Very nice. How did you get the contrasting colors?

-- Steven Davis - see me at http://www.playnoevil.com/ and http://www.stelgames.com/

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MyChipCarving

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#2 posted 05-03-2011 07:11 PM

How did you get the contrasting colors?

The finishing process is like this…
Spray two coats of sanding sealer
Spray two-three coats of satin lacquer
Carefully brush on gel stain to carved areas, wiping off the excess on the surface.
Let dry thoroughly and apply more gel stain to areas that are light
Top coat with spray satin lacquer if desired.

That’s it!
More finishing tips and lessons for My Chip Carving Members. Sign up here

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996

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stefang

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#3 posted 05-03-2011 07:25 PM

Great work Marty. The rounded patterns are a lot more difficult and you did a sterling job on this. I’ve been practicing some curved carving myself using some juniper wood I got from a tree in my garden. It carves really well.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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SCOTSMAN

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#4 posted 05-03-2011 08:23 PM

nice Scottish name and a nice platter/plate well done.

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 05-03-2011 08:52 PM

This is really awesome! It looks so uniform and delicate! What a wonderful plate!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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goppetto

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#6 posted 05-04-2011 01:47 AM

that is really cool. i cant tell, but are the patterns carved into the plate. what kind of wood did you use.

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MyChipCarving

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#7 posted 05-04-2011 02:08 AM

i cant tell, but are the patterns carved into the plate. Yes, this is a chip carved plate. This picture before staining shows the carving more clearly.

what kind of wood did you use. Basswood

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996

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Jordan

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#8 posted 05-04-2011 07:38 AM

I thought I posted earlier but it obviously didn’t show up! I said that your carvings are so clean and crisp! Out of this world!
It’s amazing how different it looks stained – almost like it’s reversed. Can’t say which I like better.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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MyChipCarving

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#9 posted 05-04-2011 11:25 AM

I said that your carvings are so clean and crisp! Out of this world! Thanks, Jordan
It’s amazing how different it looks stained – almost like it’s reversed. Can’t say which I like better. The photo of the plate stained does not do it justice. For many years I’ve always preferred
to leave my carvings unstained as the shadows show off the carving so much better.
I’m liking the stained look more these days but still lean towards the unstained, traditional look.
I appreciate the feedback!

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996

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dedalo

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#10 posted 05-04-2011 11:56 AM

it is a fantastic work, I thought the same about the foto version… no justice at all.

-- http://carpinteriaenargentina.blogspot.com

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Paulo in Texas

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#11 posted 05-04-2011 07:04 PM

That is an amazing job, I thought it was CNC’ed at first.

What kind of wood is that?

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MyChipCarving

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#12 posted 05-05-2011 04:13 AM

That is an amazing job, I thought it was CNC’ed at first.

I love it when someone sees my carving and thinks it was done by a machine!
The thing is, NO MACHINE can do it! That’s why I love chip carving. I’ve seen CNC’d chip carving and it just ain’t the same.
If you’d like to learn how to chip carve, visit here – https://mychipcarving.com/amember/signup.php*

What kind of wood is that?

Soft, tight-grained, northern grown basswood. So sweet to carve :-)*

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996

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EPJartisan

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#13 posted 05-13-2011 01:15 AM

Wow.. I have to try this technique. You are so precise and clean. Give me a quick idea of the tools used: knife size and thickness , etc.. do you make your own? I make a lot of my own tools for carving.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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MyChipCarving

476 posts in 1812 days


#14 posted 05-13-2011 03:49 AM

Give me a quick idea of the tools used: knife size and thickness

Most of the carving is done with one chip carving knife. Soon the My Chip Carving line of knives will be available. Here’s what one looks like –

Stainless blade, very thin steel with good edge retention. Proper knife angle in relation to the blade.
Technique is the key!

I sell knives and other supplies for chip carvers and focus on instruction.
I’m glad you’re ready to give it a try!! Let me know if I can help in any way.

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996

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