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  • in reply to: New to Chip Carving #100018535
    Marty Leenhouts
    Keymaster

    Hello Dawn,
    There are really only two things that could be causing transfer problems.
    1. The pattern transfer tool is not hot enough. After heating up for 10 minutes it should be hot enough to burn the wood (try it on a piece of scrap).
    When hot, move slowly across the pattern to transfer the toner to the wood.
    Be sure the tip on the PTT is screwed on tightly.
    2. The pattern is not printed with toner (photocopy of laser printer). Heat melts toner and transfers it to the wood.
    A pattern printed with ink will not work. Take an ink jet print to the photocopy center and make a toner copy of it. Then it will transfer.

    If you continue to have problems, please contact me and I’ll help.
    Marty

    in reply to: Hello #100018409
    Marty Leenhouts
    Keymaster

    Hello Dennis!
    Welcome to retirement and MyChipCarving! With your art background and ability I’m sure you’ll feel right at home here.

    We’ll look forward to watching your progress and contributing any help we can offer along the way.

    Questions are always encouraged as is sharing what you’re learning.

    Marty

    in reply to: Two Plates #100018174
    Marty Leenhouts
    Keymaster

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!

    Mitch, You’re my favorite plate carver this side of Garden City!

    Please tell me what font you used?

    in reply to: What do you think? #100018067
    Marty Leenhouts
    Keymaster

    Hi Jon, Welcome to MyChipCarving!

    This pattern is definitely a winner. It is a multi-level carving and takes some practice to successfully carve.

    The pattern is simply a square divided into 8 sections. Watch this Platinum Member webinar replay to see how it’s carved.

    Webinar: Carve a NEW border not found in the Borders Course

    I’ll be available to help if you have any questions.

    in reply to: Hi from McKinney Texas #100018018
    Marty Leenhouts
    Keymaster

    Welcome back Doug! Spread the good word about chip carving in McKinney!

    in reply to: Hi hope to learn more and gain friends. #100018003
    Marty Leenhouts
    Keymaster

    You’ve come to the right place, Darren. Welcome and we’ll look forward to becoming better acquainted in the days and months ahead.

    in reply to: Have you been to Carv-Fest before? #100017965
    Marty Leenhouts
    Keymaster

    Hi Randall,

    I dont know if Carv-fest will happen in 2023 or not. If it happens I’ll make an annoucement in my weekly email.

    If you’re not getting my emails you can sign up on the Home page.

    Good to hear from you,

    Marty

    in reply to: Numb thumb #100017942
    Marty Leenhouts
    Keymaster

    HI Cliff,

    Welcome to the Community. Glad to know you’ve found some help with vet wrap.

    Consider also concentrating the force on the knife so that it comes near the knuckle of your index finger. That’s the spot that should get a callous.

    A numb thumb indicates too much pressure on your thumb and possibly too much of a death grip 🙂

    Keep on!

    Marty

    in reply to: Numb thumb #100017575
    Marty Leenhouts
    Keymaster

    “I used to have an iron hold on mine when I first started, which left my fingers and forearm uncomfortable.”

    I’m glad you discovered this James. All of the pressure on the knife should be on your index finger pushing down on the blade. If you get a callous it should be there!

    in reply to: Carving Letters #100017449
    Marty Leenhouts
    Keymaster

    Hi Tim,

    Wonderful to know that the lessons and Courses are so helpful to you. Perfect! This helps me keep producing great content!

    Good observation about grain direction when carving letters and numbers.

    The order of cuts “may” change. You’re right that short grain areas will be less especially on letters like W, M, N etc.

    As you recognized this, you’ve already conquered a major part of the struggle!

    I’d suggest you apply some of the letters in the opposite orientation with the grain and carve away!

    If you have any other thoughts, observations and questions, please reach out!!

    Marty

    in reply to: I need your opinion #100017027
    Marty Leenhouts
    Keymaster

    Congratulations, Neal!

    Well done!

    in reply to: Some of my work from new to chip to a few items in #100017022
    Marty Leenhouts
    Keymaster

    Glad you’re back and able to pick up your knife, Diana.

    Once you go through the Essentials Course you’ll see dramatic changes in your cuts and chips!

    Thanks for posting and looking forward to hearing more from you in the days ahead!

    Marty

    in reply to: I need your opinion #100016826
    Marty Leenhouts
    Keymaster

    Way to go, Neil!!

    Impressive letter carving. You should be pleased!

    I think you could go either way on finishing this one. You’ve got great shadows so the choice is up to you. Leave the shadows or stain?

    Looking forward to what you decide!

    in reply to: New to chip carving #100016757
    Marty Leenhouts
    Keymaster

    Hi Brian,

    So nice to have you join the Platinum Community. Looking forward to getting better acquainted and helping you move forward with your chip carving!

    in reply to: New Chipper #100016704
    Marty Leenhouts
    Keymaster

    A big welcome to the Platinum Community, Mark!

    Everyone you meet here is always ready to help and I’m always available as well 🙂

    Say “Hi” in the next webinar on March 8th. Details will be coming to your inbox soon.

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