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    AvatarRobert Adamson
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    Hello!  My name is Rob and I have just started chip carving.  It’s going not too bad but I noticed that I am not getting all of the chip at one time or I don’t get the depth just right. Any recommendations?

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    David BassDavid Bass
    Participant

    Greetings Rob.

    We all have that problem at times. It comes with practice. After watching Marty do it for years I also wondered if it was possible, but alas, the more you make the chips the better you will get at doing it. I still have some of mine that do not come out on the first try. I am pretty sure Marty would say the same thing. I am sure he still has his moments. No worries, you will get there.

     

    David

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    Marty LeenhoutsMarty Leenhouts
    Keymaster

    David is right that we all have our moments. But as you gain experience with good technique they become less and less.

    Here’s my suggestion:

    #1 – complete the Chip Carving Essentials Course

    #2 – complete the Deliberate Practice Course. This Course will help you focus on which cut(s) are leaving wood behind in the bottom of each chip. You’ll find this course valuable!!

    Marty

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    Julie PrattJulie Pratt
    Participant

    Hi Rob,

    Welcome aboard!  I am very new at chip carving.  In fact my first attempt was without this website and it was not a very good experience.

    I have since made some progress after joining this group.  I would recommend watching as many of the videos as you can even if you’re not working on the particular project.  Also, I have watched the videos for the 2 courses Marty mentioned a few times over.  The more time I practice the better and more consistent my chips have become.  I also spend a lot of time evaluating what I am doing and how I am doing it as I make each cut.
    Learning how to correct or clean up the chips that don’t come out right the first time is helpful to me as well as just watching others work.  Marty and others I have watched make it look easier than it is for me at the moment but I am enjoying the process.  I hope you do as well!

    Happy carving!

    Julie Pratt

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