10" Chip carved clock plate, stained glass pattern

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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 752 days ago

Well executed chip carving.

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#2 posted 752 days ago

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 752 days ago

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 752 days ago

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 752 days ago

Another great job very nice.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 752 days ago

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.

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#7 posted 752 days ago

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 752 days ago

Dude, You are amazing!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#9 posted 752 days ago

Just beautiful! I love seeing your work! :)


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#10 posted 752 days ago

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

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#11 posted 752 days ago

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 752 days ago

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 752 days ago

Nice Project! Thanks for Posting!


-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#14 posted 752 days ago

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

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#15 posted 751 days ago

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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