Family Plate

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Project by Colin posted 03-23-2008 10:33 PM 1417 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I decided to make a plate for our house of our immediate family.The plate was made from Lime (basswood), the design and letters were chip carved finished with a polyurethane spray. The natural darkness of the bottom half of the plate has almost obscured some of the letters so I might try staining the letters to make them stand out more, I shall leave the plate a wee while to see if the plate will darken naturally first.

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#1 posted 03-23-2008 10:48 PM

Very nice carving!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-23-2008 10:49 PM

Very nice work. I can only wish I could chip carve that well. Practice and good gloves make perfect w/o bandaids.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#3 posted 03-24-2008 12:59 AM

Great idea & excellent carving.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 03-24-2008 01:57 AM


This is a wonderful project to showcase important family events. Your carving skills are excellent and I greatly admire the talent you have.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 03-30-2008 01:04 PM

Colin, your plate looks great! The staining you talked about doing should help the contrast and help hide the color difference, just make sure you wipe the surface off well. I hope you don’t mind a little critiquing but I would have added a little design around the edge of the plate to help the lettering not looking like it is running off of the plate. You are well on your way to being a very good chip carver. Keep practice!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#6 posted 03-30-2008 01:35 PM

Wow, that is a nice carved plate.

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