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Forum topic by thechipcarver posted 08-04-2018 11:26 AM 3495 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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thechipcarver

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08-04-2018 11:26 AM

Hey Guys,

I have seen these on Instragram and found them fascinating. My question is what is this art form called? Where can I learn how to do it?

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."


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John Smith

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#1 posted 08-04-2018 11:41 AM

that’s one of the AwMAan designs

when you get half way through the project and you mess up
really bad, you squeal AAAWWWWWW MAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNN
then 10 minutes later, you mess up again – - – - and you squeal again
AAAAWWWWWW MAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNN ~ and so on and so on.

so it must be of the AwMan style.

but seriously – that looks like an Asian design. Search around for India Chip Carving.
or even Ukraine or Russian.
send Wayne Barton an email. if anyone knows, he will.

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#2 posted 08-04-2018 11:44 AM

No idea what it’s called.
But here’s a suggestion or two.
It’s a rosette, so you could Google search for that.
Othere search terms that come to mind are “pierced carving” or “laminated carving” or “laminated pierced rosette carving”.
Or you could just right click your image and have Chrome search for similar images and see what comes up.
It looks like something that could be done with a CNC Router on plywood.

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#3 posted 08-04-2018 12:09 PM

CNC

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lew

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#4 posted 08-04-2018 01:34 PM

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#5 posted 08-04-2018 01:38 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I think I found it. I believe it’s a 3D type of Mandala.

man·da·la
ˈmandələ/Submit
noun
1. a geometric figure representing the universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism.

2. a symbol in a dream, representing the dreamer’s search for completeness and self-unity.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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#6 posted 08-04-2018 02:19 PM

It doesn’t look quite the same but it does use similar techniques to Gothic tracery. There are some online articles and pdf’s that provide instruction on creating the geometric forms.

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#7 posted 08-04-2018 04:32 PM

It is quite extraordinary as are the others found by the link lew!
I would like to see one made.

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#8 posted 08-04-2018 08:58 PM

This is from the pic above- I used Aspire 9 and it it took 2 minutes to do the vectors and the
machine time about 1 hour to cut with a CNC should I want to cut it.

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#9 posted 08-05-2018 03:22 PM

I was just thinking that might make a nice CNC router Vcarve project. That is a long cut time if someone wants to make and sell them though.

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lew

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#10 posted 08-07-2018 01:35 PM

Lucked upon this term- mandalas- it might be what you are looking for.

And another- tessellations

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