If you’ve watched any chip carving videos I’ve created you know that I end each one saying, “Introduce a kid to chip carving.”
This doesn’t mean we should ONLY introduce kids to our wonderful craft. Friends, relatives and acquaintances of all ages should be introduced!
This past Saturday I introduced two friends and Shelley to woodworking as I taught them how to make a picture frame. Making a frame with tight mitered corners is not an easy first project. In spite of the challenge, in just a few hours they had created beautiful red elm frames. I made the sample from basswood so I could carve it 🙂
If you’d rather carve a frame than make one yourself, here’s where to get your basswood frame – CLICK HERE
While adding some issues of Woodcarving Illustrated to my collection, I came across two issues that I have multiple copies. So…that means I’m giving away the extras! Five copies of Fall 2017 and 5 copies of Fall 2018. The Fall 2018 issue has my article titled, “Chip Carve a Fancy Border”.
First come, first served. 1 free issue per order.
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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.
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?