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Beautiful Rog,
I think chip carving takes a lot more patience than the kind of carving I do.
 

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Congratulations on The Shroud being shown in the Readers Gallery in Woodcarving Illustrated.
 

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CarverRog, you are amazing. You have a great and wonderful gift!
 

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Thank you Dick. I'm glad to see that there are at least a few people out there that liked it. A person hates to put 500+ hrs. in something and not have it recognized in some way.
 

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I too have seen The Shroud in the readers gallery, amazing!

The plates are very cool as well.
 

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Rog: Great display of the carvings.
 

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These are very nice. I am trying to teach myself (with dvd and book) how to chip carve. I can now appreciate the practice and patience (and layout skills) needed to create these projects.

All of your chips are so clean! I still get little chunks and sliver etc

But I can take my butternut boards to work and carve during lunch.

I think what is hard for people to see is exactly how tiny these carvings are… 2 - 4 mm. Amazing!

I really like the third plate where you left the section uncarved.

Anyway… beautiful plates.

How did you finish the first and color the second? Do you buy the blank plates? Butternut?
 

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Giz,
Speaking from my carving experience. You have to learn how to keep your knives extra sharp, & you'll get less fuzzing, & slivers.
 

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those are beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Dick…Thanks for the advice. I will work on it.. Back to the grindstone… (Trudges off).
 

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Giz, you asked about the finish of the plates. The first one I sealed the plate with Deft spray lacquer then carved it. I then sealed it again then used a gel stain to stain it. The painted one again I sealed it first carved it then painted it with acrylic paints.

Dick you are right about the very sharp knife but you also have too make sure that you cut all the way down to the bottom of the chip with both cuts.
 

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Oh so that's the secret, cut to the bottom. But, how do you know where to cut? (quizzacle look on face)
 

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Karson, practice, practice, practice. That's what's nice about chip carving you can make a different looking design just by changing the locations of cuts in the same design.
 

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Oh!
 

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Stunning.
 

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Roger, again, beautiful job with your carving.

I'm very impressed with your talent .

Lee
 

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Thanks Lee. My carving keeps me out of the poolroom my Mom would say.
 
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