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14" wedding plate, chip carved

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Project by MyChipCarving posted 01-20-2012 09:28 PM 3772 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This 14” scalloped rim basswood plate is a commissioned carving that I just completed.
The center and rim pattern came from a Lora Irish pattern book.
The font is Times New Roman.
I think Corey and Lisa will treasure this gift.
Your comments are welcome!

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





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reggiek

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#1 posted 01-20-2012 09:43 PM

Another beauty Marty. I am amazed by the clean, crisp cuts you make on these. Mine always looks like I used a jackhammer instead of a chip knife. You have a tremendous talent for this work….I really like Lora Irish’s patterns…I use several for wood burning…and have a couple of her pattern books.

What do you usually finish these with? I bet they will treasure this a a family heirloom for many generations to come.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 01-20-2012 09:46 PM

Marty, this plate is absolutely beautiful.

helluvawreck

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-- 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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Brit

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#3 posted 01-20-2012 09:47 PM

Beautiful work Marty. When I first clicked on your post, I didn’t have my glasses on and I thought you’d chip-carved a picture of a crab. Then I put them on and all became clear. :-)

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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MyChipCarving

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#4 posted 01-20-2012 09:54 PM

Thanks all for the positive comments.
What do you usually finish these with? A finish I use often is one coat sanding sealer (brush or spray) followed by 3 coats of spray, satin lacquer. It’s quick, easy, and the results can’t be beat.

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

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MyChipCarving

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#5 posted 01-20-2012 09:55 PM

I thought you’d chip-carved a picture of a crab. That would make quite a wedding plate, eh! :-)

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

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Woodbutcher3

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#6 posted 01-20-2012 10:43 PM

Excellent.

The framing pieces you did on the sides of the plate are beautiful!

I’m going to have to get a Lora Irish pattern book.

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

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 01-21-2012 01:41 AM

Great job what an amazing gift.

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lrob

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#8 posted 01-21-2012 02:09 AM

What a great piece of art. I wish I had your talent Marty.

-- Remember the one with the most toys when he dies WINS!

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alfa189

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#9 posted 01-21-2012 06:21 AM

Forgive the elementary question as I know nothing about carving, but you did the font FREEHAND? If so, WOW. That looks machined. Very nice work, my friend…

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 01-21-2012 01:49 PM

Marty, this is truly a beautiful keepsake! I think they will cherish it a lifetime! :)

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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stefang

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#11 posted 01-21-2012 03:06 PM

Exceptionally nice and precise carving on this (as always) Marty. I agree that this plate will be cherished for life by this couple and by their descendants afterward.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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MyChipCarving

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#12 posted 01-21-2012 04:10 PM

I sure appreciate and am encouraged by the comments. Thank you.
but you did the font FREEHAND? Yes, the lettering is chip carved freehand. Chip carving is all about technique. With proper technique and practice you can get good results in a relatively short period of time. Let me know if you’d like to learn how to chip carve. I can teach anyone :-)

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

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MShort

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#13 posted 01-21-2012 09:19 PM

Marty you are that master of chip carving. Love your work.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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alfa189

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#14 posted 01-22-2012 07:08 AM

I would love to learn how to do this. Do you have videos on youtube or DVDs or something? And sorry to get off topic on your thread. I am just awe struck that one can do this free hand, and am interested in the technique.

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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MyChipCarving

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#15 posted 01-22-2012 06:13 PM

Hello Alfa189 and all
I would love to learn how to do this. Do you have videos on youtube or DVDs or something? I have what you need to get started properly with chip carving.
Here’s what to do:
1. be sure you have a properly sharpened chip carving knife. All it takes is one knife to get started. If you need to order one – here's my knife page.
2. sign up for a My Chip Carving membership to get access to online lessons. Gold Membership is free and gives you 10+ lessons and patterns. Click here to sign up and get started.
If you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at Marty@MyChipCarving.com
You will learn to chip carve!
Marty

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

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