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Project by Woodbutcher3 posted 11-10-2011 04:55 AM 2516 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I wood share the Sample board I use to show clients or students the variety and detail of carving you can do in Chip Carving.

They are always amazed when told that one knife does all the carving and the Stab knife does a little bit of the highlighting. I also refer back to my five finger router.

The saying is a favorite of my wife. It comes from Elisabeth Elliot whose husband, in 1955, was martyred in South America by the Auca Indians. It a saying she referred to in coping with the grief and life following his death. Elisabeth Elliot and her sister-in-law, Rachel Saint continued their evangelical work as missionaries to the same tribe spending many years there ministering to them and raising their daughter among the Auca Indians in the jungles of South America.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 11-10-2011 05:12 AM

Nice piece and interesting story behind it. I really like the simplicity of chip carving. A talented person (not me) and do such beautiful pieces with so few tools.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#2 posted 11-10-2011 05:43 AM

which is ?

sweet carving.

i spin the through the projects page like a rollo-dex and this one caught my eye, not only by the perfect lines, but more so, the “statement”

nicely done dude : )

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

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Moron

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#3 posted 11-10-2011 05:57 AM

no one should ever make $$$$ off a missionary…………it defeats their purpose

jus sayn

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

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rance

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#4 posted 11-10-2011 06:02 AM

The precision of this board is amazing. Even more so in person. Just an example of what you can, and have, successfully taught to many others. About time you posted this one Rod. Now I’ll go off and Do The Next Thing. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Arlin Eastman

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#5 posted 11-10-2011 06:06 AM

That chip carving is just wonderful. I had my first class 2 months ago and have not practiced yet. ;-(
Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 11-10-2011 03:15 PM

Very nice board. It looks machine made. You are a very fine carver. Beautiful work!!I can’t rout letters that nice. Thanks for sharing. And do the next thing with that five finger router!!!!........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 11-10-2011 03:41 PM

Your chip carving is very clean and your sample boards look very nice.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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MyChipCarving

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#8 posted 11-11-2011 09:09 PM

very nice, Rod! And the saying you carved is inspiring and a good reminder.

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

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vipond33

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#9 posted 11-16-2011 06:30 AM

That is undeniably rigorous, a closeup would be nice, not sure what the text means.
Why do chip carvers chip? Same as everybody else?
Beautiful work.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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Woodbutcher3

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#10 posted 11-18-2011 01:03 AM

Thanks, Gene.

The text was the thought and drive the widow, Elizabeth Eliott, needed to get up and move on each day having lost a husband early in life.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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vipond33

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#11 posted 11-18-2011 03:25 PM

Got it through my thick head.
Rather think that’s a fine tribute and not making money as noted.
Keep favouring us with your work.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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Woodbutcher3

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#12 posted 11-18-2011 03:49 PM

Thanks, Gene. My wife also uses it as a reminder and inspiration for her.
And, you’re right no money was involved. Not sure how that creeped in….

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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