Marty,One thing that continues to confuse me. You sharpen a bevel onto your knives. While Wayne Barton says to sharpen the knife to where there is no bevel. You both make very similar knives. So who’s right? Or what is the logic behind these two positions?
Quick question for you.
If I were to get some natural edge basswood boards from my mill, would you be interested in purchasing a board or two?
I need to know if it is worth my time to add some of these boards to my stock. I don’t know the price yet but I’m guessing it will be slightly more than milled edge basswood. Reply to this email if interested or post a reply in the comments below.
I went to my mill this morning to pick up a basswood log to cut and turn into bowls for chip carving. Of course I couldn’t leave with just one log, right! 😉
I found some nice basswood and butternut boards that I’m sure to find a good use for. If you have some project ideas or want me to make you something, let me know.
Rope border & Napkin holder patterns added
Several have asked about having a rope border available. I created the Pattern Wizard file for a rope border. It’s best to have it as PW because you can adapt the size to your project. CLICK HERE for the patterns
The patterns for Napkin Holder with Base are now available. I didn’t mention in the recent E-letter that the Napkin Holder is easily assembled with 4 screws. No glue needed. Look below to see this assembly.
Look below to see what the Napkin Holder patterns look like when they’re carved.
CLICK HERE for the patterns
I’ve updated the pricing on Napkin Holders! Now you’ll find a quantity discount! CLICK HERE
New Chip Carving Pattern Collection Available
Recently Tatiana completed her own 30-day challenge where she created and carved one pattern each day for 30 days.
This collection contains all of these 30 hand drawn patterns, 30 Pattern Wizard files and 30 pictures of the completed carvings.
Click HERE to order – $19.95 for the entire collection download
Here’s are preview of one pattern page in this collection:
In both photos, whether carving on your lap or standing at a table, notice that the upper body is over the knife for added strength. If you are “lap challenged”, consider having someone build you a carving table that allows you to sit and have the table in front of you for hours of comfortable carving. You can add a lazy Susan as well. And, it folds for easy storage and transport. Carving Table Plans
This question just hit the inbox:
I have been meaning to ask you, when carving plates is it better to start in the center and work your way to the outer edge or does it even matter?