Jim sent me photos of the carved tops of 3 custom boxes I made for him. One is butternut and the other two are basswood. The chip carved borders frame the shallow relief very nicely! Well done, Jim
Ruby Chip Carving Knives on SALE
Ruby Chip Carving Knives are replacing the Gold Edition Knives.
And they are much better than the Gold Knives for a few reasons:
– thinner cutting edge
– M2 high speed steel
– Rc63 hardenness
– made in the USA
– zebrawood handles
I think these new Ruby Knives are close to if not better than the recently replaced Platinum Edition Knives.
All My Chip Carving Knives are 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
$39.95 SALE price $35.95
(On sale through March 31st. If knives go out of stock, please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery)
Besides a different handle, the only difference between the Ruby and Diamond Knives is that the Ruby blades are ground so each blade is stronger and more forgiving (see posted image). There’s a trade-off between blade strength and ease of cutting. We believe we’ve found the proper balance so the blade tip won’t break as you learn how to chip carve.
9×14 Basswood Cross – Click here to shop
$17.50 SALE: $14.00
These crosses are seconds due to a faint glue line OR slight gaps in the cross-members.
Golf Ball/Eyeglasses Box – Click here to shop
$18.50 SALE: $14.80
Perfect condition! Clearanced to reduce inventory. We will no longer be carrying this product when it is sold out.
Key Holder, EZboard – Click here to shop
$11.95 SALE: $8.96
Height is 1″ shorter than standard Key Holders.
$9.95 SALE: $7.96
Circle recessed area is not perfectly level.
These are seconds. They either have a small dent on one side or a very small ding on one corner.
$15.00 SALE $12.00
$25.00 SALE $22.00
George put “Introduce a kid to chip carving” into action. Excellent!
This 11 year old young man wanted to design his class project in wood. The assignment was to build a tower with his name written in hieroglyphics. His dad came go me to instruct him in chip carving. Never too young to l;earn ‘chipping’.
New Custom Basswood Cremains Box
This custom box is about 10″H x 8″ x 6″ with magnetic catches on the top and bottom lid. The magnets will make it easy to carve and finish while still being able to put a container inside. Let me know if you have a custom box on your to-do carving list and I’ll be glad to send you a quote. firstname.lastname@example.org
And now the fix…Denis, a CCCI graduate, correctly predicted what I should do. Maybe you guessed it as well. I carved away the nasty circles with triangles. Actually they’re 4-sided triangles if there is such a thing. This worked out perfectly and I’m proud to give it to our friends who are getting married today! I added a Swarovski crystal in the center to give it a bit of bling.
First picture shows the fix and second pic the finished plate. Thanks for looking. Your comments are always welcome directly on the Blog page for all to read.
I carved a finished this wedding plate and didn’t like it at all. Can you tell why? Look at the carved circles around the center. I didn’t carve them exactly the same size and it is the first thing you see! It looks horrible.
But all is not lost. The only solution was to change the pattern. Tomorrow I’ll show you the results!