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Project by Phil32 posted 10-20-2018 03:11 PM 814 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a chip carved plate I made for my sister on her 80th birthday – 12” dia. basswood. The spiraling pattern had some segments and the center where the angles were highly distorted, so I filled those areas with relief carved leaves. It was presented in a pizza box.

She said “It’s really hard to clean, especially after a dinner of spaghetti!”

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!





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ClaudeF

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#1 posted 10-20-2018 06:13 PM

LOL. Great carving, Phil! I would never have the patience to do something similiar.

Claude

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving

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Woodbutcher3

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#2 posted 10-20-2018 07:12 PM

Beautiful work. Well executed!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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Druid

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#3 posted 10-20-2018 08:39 PM

Beautiful work Phil. How many hours did this one take to create vs how many hours for your sister to clean it? But I’m sure that you will tell me that your sister “has never gotten the spaghetti sauce out.” ;)
Very skillfully done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Phil32

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#4 posted 10-21-2018 12:00 AM



Beautiful work Phil. How many hours did this one take to create vs how many hours for your sister to clean it?
Very skillfully done.

- Druid


I actually timed myself on part of this carving, which indicated it took about 10 hours for the entire carving. I had done a similar design earlier (see below) so I had some preparation.

My sister has never gotten the spaghetti sauce out.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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Grumpy

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#5 posted 10-21-2018 12:24 AM

Phil, nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Dreggy

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#6 posted 10-21-2018 12:39 AM

Wow, that’s beautiful!!

-- No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.

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Ivan

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#7 posted 10-21-2018 04:27 AM

Insane…mindblowing!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dutchy

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#8 posted 10-21-2018 02:29 PM

A very nice pattern and well done.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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oldnovice

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#9 posted 10-21-2018 05:38 PM

I could never do this, the amount of patience, dilligence, and skill are beyond me!
Really nice work!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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MyChipCarving

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#10 posted 12-30-2018 11:51 PM

Hi Phil, This is one of your many nice chip carvings in your gallery! Keep up the good work.

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996

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Dark_Lightning

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#11 posted 12-31-2018 01:12 AM

WOW! I didn’t see this before. I really like the way you worked the leaves in. I can just imagine what the really small triangles got to looking like.

10 hours? Wholly cow, that’s fast (compared to anyone else I know).

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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Phil32

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#12 posted 12-31-2018 11:51 PM


Hi Phil, This is one of your many nice chip carvings in your gallery! Keep up the good work.

- MyChipCarving

Thanks Marty. I really admire the fine information and examples you provide on mychipcarving.com. One of my favorites is the illusion plate you published from Emma Perlacky. Keep up the good work!

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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