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Project by MyChipCarving posted 915 days ago 3062 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 915 days ago

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 915 days ago

Marty, this plate is absolutely beautiful.

helluvawreck

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Brit

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#3 posted 915 days ago

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

463 posts in 1721 days


#4 posted 915 days ago

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

463 posts in 1721 days


#5 posted 915 days ago

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 915 days ago

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 914 days ago

Great job what an amazing gift.

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lrob

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#8 posted 914 days ago

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 914 days ago

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 914 days ago

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

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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stefang

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#11 posted 914 days ago

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 914 days ago

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

1724 posts in 2015 days


#13 posted 914 days ago

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

95 posts in 1058 days


#14 posted 913 days ago

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

463 posts in 1721 days


#15 posted 913 days ago

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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