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September 21, 2020 at 9:58 pm in reply to: Accidentally created pierced chip carving #100013550
It is beautiful!June 16, 2020 at 11:53 pm in reply to: Chip carved box – Nancy Anderson #100012797
Wow, beautiful!June 16, 2020 at 11:52 pm in reply to: Jewelry box completed #100012796
Beautiful work!April 28, 2020 at 10:30 pm in reply to: Need Advice #100012197
I would look at the grain first. Divide the area in 4ths. Begin -with the grain -quarter first. I would utilize a set of playing cards to determine which direction to make the cuts before making a cut. With a cross grain cut, I would ease up on the cut and not complete it. Then go back and complete the cut with the correct angle. This can take the pressure off of chipping out. Never make a first cut backed up to an already cut area. It is a weak area and can lead to chip out. I am fairly new and have chipped out several times. I do it less by using the set of cards to determine the wood grain. Glue comes in handy for me right now! Always keep a sharp knife and consistent angle. I strop my knives every 20 minutes of use.
I am not an expert by any means. I watch the videos on this site many times. Wood grain is my biggest challenge. Being left handed and watching right handed videos is also challenging. The biggest thing that has helped me visually learn are mirroring the videos and the deck of cards! I encourage you to watch the video.
ShereeMarch 19, 2020 at 1:47 pm in reply to: Sugar Packet Holder My Second carving ever! One side done #100008637
Thank you!March 3, 2020 at 3:19 pm in reply to: Letters #100008489
I am practicing numbers now. You make it look easy! Beautiful lettering!March 3, 2020 at 3:17 pm in reply to: Chip Carving on wooden knife handles #100008488
Those are exquisite! Especially like the woven grips!March 2, 2020 at 3:07 pm in reply to: Sugar Packet Holder My Second carving ever! One side done #100008453March 2, 2020 at 3:06 pm in reply to: Letters & Pattern Swiss Pine Wood #100008452
Beautiful workmanship!March 2, 2020 at 3:04 pm in reply to: Recycling Training Boards #100008451
Wow, these are very cool! Would not have thought to use them for this.February 11, 2020 at 3:36 am in reply to: Type s of finish #100008244
Thank you, very helpful!
ShereeFebruary 10, 2020 at 2:41 pm in reply to: Another carving #100008233
Beautiful work! Like the wood too.