Family chip carving

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Project by Coss posted 03-30-2016 07:08 PM 1254 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this one for an aunt and uncle that have done an amazing job keeping a big family connected and unified. It took a little longer than I expected it too and I intentionally picked the side of the piece of wood that had a little extra grain. I thought the picture with my son in the background was fitting as well. Enjoy!

-- Coss

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Matt Hegedus

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#1 posted 03-30-2016 07:19 PM

Very nice! Still working on my cc skills… It hurts my hand!

What type of wood did you use?

-- From Pittsburgh, PA

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#2 posted 03-30-2016 07:35 PM

Thanks! This is a piece of basswood I bought from a cool group of homesteaders that live nearby. And keep at it, that soreness of hand will go away as you perfect your technique and keep a sharp knife.

-- Coss

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#3 posted 03-30-2016 07:35 PM

Beautiful sign and craftsmanship. It’s good to see carvers out there carving by hand that haven’t gone boinkers over cnc machines. Hands are the true craftsmanship, cnc machines are not. Show us more Coss. I love to see chip carving.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#4 posted 03-30-2016 07:50 PM

Nice carving


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#5 posted 03-30-2016 08:25 PM

Wow! Coss, this really looks nice. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 03-30-2016 10:22 PM

It really looks good, I like the design.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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#7 posted 03-31-2016 11:05 AM

Fantastic! I need to give chip carving a try sometime.

-- I do this for fun.

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#8 posted 03-31-2016 01:34 PM

Very nice work.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 03-31-2016 02:48 PM

Thanks for all the good feedback!

-- Coss

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