10" Chip carved clock plate, stained glass pattern

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Project by MyChipCarving posted 07-06-2012 04:40 PM 8085 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As I was chip carving this clock plate, I thought I’d add gel stain to the carved areas to increase the contrast. But when I completed my Quick & Easy Finish, I really liked the shadows that were created by the chips and decided to leave it as is. What do you think?

The chip carved pattern is from a stained glass pattern called “Inter Galactic Love” created by Chantel Pare’. Thanks, Chantel!!

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#1 posted 07-06-2012 05:07 PM

Well executed chip carving.

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#2 posted 07-06-2012 05:48 PM

I think it is like all your work Marty, perfect. Beautiful pattern too. I don’t think more finish could improve it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 07-06-2012 06:00 PM

Thanks for the feedback, Mike and PKP. The more I stare at this carving, the more it grows on me.

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#4 posted 07-06-2012 06:03 PM

Interesting use of and existing pattern, good call on the use of gel stain the shadows are really nice and will shift if it sitting or hanging somewhere the sun will shine on it.

-- --May you have fair winds and following seas--

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#5 posted 07-06-2012 06:43 PM

Another great job very nice.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 07-06-2012 06:49 PM

Super crisp n clean chips. Yours are perfection Marty. The finish you used gives those fine chips some good depth.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 07-06-2012 06:56 PM

Hey Roger, I’ve found that perfectionism is a two-sided coin. It can help me produce consistent and clean carvings because my perfectionism will settle for nothing less. But it can also drive me a wee bit crazy. Just the slightest fuzz or lifting of the grain can do a number on me. It’s been a lifelong battle, one that hopefully I’m winning and not allowing perfectionism to win over me.
Thanks for the positive comments!

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#8 posted 07-06-2012 09:18 PM

Dude, You are amazing!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#9 posted 07-06-2012 10:05 PM

Just beautiful! I love seeing your work! :)


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

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#10 posted 07-07-2012 01:46 AM

Wow. Great pattern. How do you get such crisp clean cuts? Beautiful carving!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#11 posted 07-07-2012 02:43 AM

Wow Marty. I’ve never seen your work, but I must say this is amazing. Such perfect lines and intersections. You should be very proud to have achieved this level of skill and artistry.


-- fleetfoot

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#12 posted 07-07-2012 05:07 AM

Beautiful chip carving Marty. Wonderful pattern and execution!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#13 posted 07-07-2012 06:18 AM

Nice Project! Thanks for Posting!


-- (Rick S.)... "Don't Worry About What People Think! They Don't Do It Very Often Anyway!"

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#14 posted 07-07-2012 10:54 AM

I don’t know diddles about carving, but I know art and skill. Great work

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#15 posted 07-07-2012 04:19 PM

Very nice Marty.
This is really one of my favorites.
Did you also flap sand this one? It has wonderful edges on the cuts.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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