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Forum topic by RickBarber posted 05-26-2019 09:18 PM 336 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-26-2019 09:18 PM

I recently entered a chip carved basswood jar in a national contest at a museum in Deborah IA. I chipped it while recuperating from an ankle replacement. Actually it was carved on a whim and my wife claimed it for her urn. LOL

I would like to find another Jar similar to this one to expand my knowledge of chipping on a curve surface.

I originally purchased the jar at the same Museum where it is being displayed, However that was a long time ago and they do not have them in stock. I have checked numerous sites and I can not find anything even close.

I do not have a lathe. I have not intention of purchasing one.

If there is anyone here that has information about where I can find one I would be very grateful.

Thank you in advance


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#1 posted 05-26-2019 09:49 PM

That looks like a one of a kind piece. So did you make that jar or buy that jar.
Your post is very confusing

-- Aj

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#2 posted 05-26-2019 10:55 PM

He bought the jar then did the carving is how I read it. He would like to get one to carve again.
Yes?

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#3 posted 05-26-2019 10:57 PM

Give the size etc. you might get some one to turn it for you.
Didn’t see the scale, so5-6” tall by 7-8” across?

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#4 posted 05-27-2019 01:18 AM

I purchased the jar from the museum years ago. Sorry for the confusion

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#5 posted 05-27-2019 01:20 AM



Give the size etc. you might get some one to turn it for you.
Didn t see the scale, so5-6” tall by 7-8” across?

- Fresch


Yes it is very close to that size.

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#6 posted 05-27-2019 07:14 AM

See if there is a local turning club in your community.

-- -Steven Peck, http://www.blkmtn.org

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#7 posted 05-27-2019 02:06 PM

I will so that. thank you

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#8 posted 05-28-2019 03:24 PM

There are several turners on this site that would probably be willing to turn you a lidded bowl like that for the cost of the wood, shipping and their time. I would offer but, I’ve never done a lidded vessel and don’t really have time anyway… Plus, I don’t have access to Basswood in that size locally. Though I’m sure it can be had online :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#9 posted 05-28-2019 04:31 PM

Thanks. I will hold off and see if the carving sells after Nordic Fest is over.

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#10 posted 05-28-2019 07:41 PM

The basswood blank would probably be done as a glue-up. Would it need to be hollowed out? Someone with a wood lathe with indexing head could give you a chip carving blank with good reference lines.

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

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#11 posted 05-29-2019 02:20 AM

I can get blocks of Bass wood at the local saw mill. But at this point I will wait for a while.

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#12 posted 05-29-2019 01:36 PM

Can’t help you on the jar, but congratulations on a wonderful piece!!

Be sure to sign and date the bottom ;-)

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#13 posted 05-29-2019 02:19 PM

Thank you for the compliment. I do that on all my carvings and other one off pieces. My grandmother told me when I was very young “always sign your work!”. :-)

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