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’.
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. email@example.com
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!
I know you’ll enjoy carving these patterns. The TAT102316 Candle Dish Pattern is one that I created last year but forgot to post. This pattern could also be used on a 6″ plate of almost any style. Also, the Pattern Wizard file makes it easy to resize and change the pattern to whatever project you’re carving.
The cross pattern was shown in the recent E-letter as it was carved by Andre Gotia. It would fit nicely on a 4″ basswood or butternut disc! Glad to share it with you! CLICK HERE to open these new patterns. And…5 % discount on Store orders for Platinum Members! Code: 5memberdiscount5
I finished the borders around the tray. I may bust out the Platinum Stab Knife to embellish the border pattern. It could use a little something. The carved square comes out for cleaning cracker crumbs and a tile inserts on the other end for cutting cheese.
Your comments are always welcome on the blog page.
If you’ve looked at the cross patterns in either Collection 1 or 2 you will see this leaf shape in many of the patterns carved by Barry McKenzie. A friend and Platinum Member asked me the other day how to carve this shape so it made for the perfect opportunity to create this video. I doesn’t hurt to ask!
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I’ll be carving this pattern I created for a double card box. Depending on how the game goes will determine how far I get. If the Packers were in I wouldn’t be carving. Let me know what you’re working on in the comments below