Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Chip Carving

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Southern Indiana
    Posts
    41

    Chip Carving

    Lets try this again. Can anyone tell I am new at this?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Deer Carving.JPG  

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Jiutepec Morelos, Mexico
    Posts
    230
    It is a nice deer!!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Delton, Michigan
    Posts
    17,475
    you might be new to posting pics but you arent in the carvin arena!
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Posts
    161
    picture looks a lot better Don. I believe you've got it. Great Job
    Larry

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    RETIRED(!) in Austintown, Ohio
    Posts
    5,323
    Pretty neat! I like it! Basswood?
    Jim D.
    Adapt, Improvise, Overcome!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Southern Indiana
    Posts
    41
    Yes Jim, its balsa with a walnut frame to give it that manly den look. I will try to get better on my descriptions, etc in the future.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Tokyo Japan
    Posts
    15,807
    Yep, that is a much nicer pic, good work too, not that I'm a carver, never really tried that, maybe one day
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ NM
    Posts
    30,020
    The deer is real nice, but the border is what really catches my attention. It looks to be very accurately done. Very nice job.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Brooklin ON -- 45 mins. NE of Toronto, ON
    Posts
    868
    Quote Originally Posted by Donald Stonecipher View Post
    Lets try this again. Can anyone tell I am new at this?
    Hi Donald; Nice carving of a deer! Are you interested in making it even nicer?

    An application of an oil gel stain brushed over the entire picture, and then removed with clean cloths. The gel in the chips will require removing with a soft toothbrush.

    Try it on a test piece. The stain in the end grain of the chips will make the deer stand out more than ever.
    Right now for me at least, it is very blah, and needs some get up and go!

    Here's a good example of what I mean. I didn't carve this piece, but have Chip Carved for many years. Most of my carvings have been given away.



    Here's a post of mine from a couple of years back.
    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ead.php?t=6074

    This advice has been given with only the best intentions, and is by no means meant as a criticism of your chip carving!
    Mack C. in Brooklin ON
    It feels great to sell a pen,
    It feels even greater to give one to a friend!

    If your presence doesn't make an impact;
    Your absence won't make a difference!


    I am a proud supporter of
    "Pens for Canadian Peacekeepers"!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Southern Indiana
    Posts
    41

    Thanks!

    Thanks for the comments and advise. I just havent the level of braveness at this point to put the stain to it. I have done that and I am familiar with it but I am still debating. I have this particular piece going up for an auction to raise money for a scholarship fund at Marc Adams School of Fine Woodworking.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-28-2015, 05:41 PM
  2. chip cleanup
    By dave worrall in forum General Woodturning Q&A
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-17-2014, 01:21 PM
  3. Chip Carving
    By gary doby in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 03-31-2009, 01:43 PM
  4. Chip Carving
    By Donald Stonecipher in forum Handtool Project Showcase
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-28-2008, 05:54 AM
  5. Some Notes on Carving Tools for "Carving for Turning"
    By Mike Henderson in forum Lathe Project Showcase
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 05-02-2008, 07:29 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •