Letter Carving

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Project by joshtank posted 03-25-2011 09:48 PM 1837 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The only way I could be any newer to carving letters would be if I didn’t know the alphabet. My job as a children’s librarian would be seriously suspect if that were the case.

Anyway. I got a really long basswood board, made a few qquare cut offs and sanded them down. Then I brought them , some carbon paper and a chip carving knife into work.

A few lunch breaks at my desk later I had this. I definetly have a lot to learn about technique and having the carving be smooth. But most everyone in my office wants one, so I have plenty of last names to practice with.

The framing around this in the picture isn’t glued on yet.

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL -

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#1 posted 03-26-2011 11:51 AM

Very nice, well done. There a number of good chip carvers on Lumberjocks, a llok at the work of Roger Strautman is to be recommended. Also if you Google Wayne Barton you will see the work of a chip carving master.

Happy carving

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#2 posted 03-26-2011 01:30 PM

Josh, you did a beautiful job on those letters.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 03-26-2011 04:46 PM

Boy I’ll say. That is some nice work for an experienced carver; much less a self-proclaimed novice!

-- If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably a wise investment.

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