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This is a cross I chip carved for the 2013 Dayton Artistry In Wood woodcarving show. This is made of basswood and is 10” x 15”.
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#1 posted 01-26-2014 12:54 PM
fantastic as always .. loved the “arched windows” effect (that’s what I see, anyway)
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#2 posted 01-26-2014 12:59 PM
Solid design and chip carving I’ve come to expect from you, Roger. Very nice! I like it!
-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996
#3 posted 01-26-2014 01:09 PM
Pleasing designs are the hardest for me. I tend to make a few practice boards with different design possibles before settling on one. Thanks for the comments!
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#4 posted 01-26-2014 01:39 PM
Wow, that is beautiful, great work
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#5 posted 01-26-2014 02:19 PM
Roiger A great carving , Beautiful design.
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#6 posted 01-26-2014 02:31 PM
It’s beautifully executed. You are very talented.
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#7 posted 01-26-2014 06:17 PM
Very gothic yes, looks great
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#9 posted 01-26-2014 09:44 PM
This is lovely….& inspiring. I understand a traditional method of coloring for depth was done with coffee grounds. Being a light tea drinker myself, I’m wondering how you finish your crosses. They are all beautiful!
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#10 posted 01-27-2014 11:23 AM
Thank you everyone for the kind comments!
My finishing technique is a bit different on chip carvings. Before I start too layout or carve the piece I sand to a 200 grit then spray a thin coat of Deft lacquer to seal the surface because basswood takes stain dark. I then carve the piece and lightly sand off any leftover marks carving. I now will spray another coat of sealer on the piece and then stain it with a gel stain. Because chip carvings aren’t subject to a lot of handling I finish the piece with the Deft spray lacquer which I like because each coat melts itself into the last coat sprayed and it leaves a very beautiful finish. Thanks for asking.
#11 posted 01-28-2014 02:51 AM
Thank you, Roger! Its a beautiful result & I wouldn’t have had the courage to try putting stain on a chip carving without your advice!
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#12 posted 01-31-2014 02:53 PM
Hello Roger, as usual your work is very crisp and accurate and symmetrical with a greatattention to detail. I am always amazed at your ability to produce new designs that I haven’t seen in books or anywhere else.#
well done once again.
-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"
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