Stationary box, chip carving #1: Chip carved top

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Blog entry by MyChipCarving posted 02-28-2011 04:46 PM 9204 reads 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Last night I applied the pattern to the top of this 16×9” stationary box top and got started on the chip carving. This is a fun one, for sure. I created this design after looking many times at a table cloth pattern. I knew that table cloth design could be chip carved so I used the basic layout and created this design to fit the top of this box. Stay tuned for more carving on this box…

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#1 posted 02-28-2011 05:48 PM

Very nice pattern. I look forward to seeing the finished product.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#2 posted 02-28-2011 08:45 PM

Great! Now I have the urge to give this a try…. Dern it Marty!

All kidding aside Marty this looks flat out fantastic. I absolutely love the pattern you came up with and the handy work looks spot on. Keep us up to date on this piece… Look forward to seeing more of it down the line.

Thanks for sharing… I really enjoyed seeing this.

Ohhh Yea… One last thing. I would seriously like to try and incorporate some chip carving into future work. Do you have a recommendation on a decent carving set? So I can start looking around (and save my mad money…lol)... Thanks!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 02-28-2011 08:55 PM

Hi Dan,
I’m glad you’re inspired to add chip carving to your work.
I sure do have recommendations on quality chip carving supplies.
I have two Chip Carving Kits and both have quality knives in them. Knives are also sold separately on the Knife page.
in a few months I’ll be releasing the My Chip Carving Knife line. Until then, I think the Lamp Swiss and Barton knives are good knives for the money.
Let me know how I can help!

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#4 posted 02-28-2011 09:11 PM

Wow Marty, another exquisite carving.

I wish my chips would look so clean and precise. You are definitely the best spokesman/advertisement for your web page…..Everytime I see one of your posts Marty…..I get the bug to practice again…..I’ve sharpened up my knife (don’t need to sharpen the stab knife yet).....and started drawing another practice pattern. I guess my next project will be a lap carving board… I can practice in the evenings when I have a small amount of free time.

I got the Barton knives and really like the feel and the quality. I think the most necessary part of a good knife is the handle as chip carving really requires lots and lots of practice (that is coming from a newbie not an expert by any stretch).....I am glad that I researched Marty’s web page prior to trying this type of carving…..I was very impressed by the quality of the discussions, lessons and product that is on…...I am planning on joining for the great lessons as soon as I can assure I have the time to apply myself.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#5 posted 03-03-2011 02:11 PM

Looks great Marty. I like your idea of using textile patterns to get inspiration. There are lots of great patterns out there that would look wonderful carved.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 07-03-2011 07:33 PM

very nice Marty.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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