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    This piece I can thank Don Mertz for. Don had one of his miniatures that he chip carved on and I said "if Don can do that I can do that". That was the fire for me so I made a 2" cube and chip carved all sides for the miniature catagory at the Dayton Artistry in Wood show. I was lucky enough to get a blue ribbon with it. I made this piece out of Holly so I could get the fine details for such small chips.








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    I have one more picture

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    • #3
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      That is very cool, did you face the end grain, so you wouldn't have to carve into it?

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        I did not face the end grain. It was a little more difficult to carve but not bad. I forgot that I also bleached the block before I chip carved it which helps with the contrast.

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          That is WAY cool!! good job on the Blue ribbon also!!

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            You did a beautiful job on all of them, nice clean cuts.

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              Just beautiful, Roger.
              Superb. Exquisite. Perfection....
              Running our of adjectives!

              Your chip carving always just knocks me out and this is no exception.
              The Gold Standard by which all others can be measured.

              I saw you with Wayne B. in the latest Chip Chaps.
              That too was an extraordinary piece.
              The wondrous beauty of your work is always surprising, but the fact that you take Blue ribbons is not!
              Thank you for always sharing your work.

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              • #8
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                Fantastic...

                S~
                Carvito ergo sum.

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                • #9
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                  Oh. So that's what it's supposed to look like.
                  Congrats on the ribbon.
                  Brian T

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                  • #10
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                    Those are fantastic. I have two questions. What did you use to get the stipple pattern and what knife did you use for such small chip carving ?

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by belprime View Post
                      Those are fantastic. I have two questions. What did you use to get the stipple pattern and what knife did you use for such small chip carving ?
                      All my stippling is done using a single center punch and light taps with it. The knife I used on this piece is a John Dunkle with a very pointed end.

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                      • #12
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                        These are great! When I first started chip carving a few months ago, I used a bag of basswood blocks I'd snagged at some hobby shop. They were about 2x2x4" and I did two rosettes on each side for practice. Mostly with a Flexcut detail knife.

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                          Chip carved 2" cube

                          Great carvings. Well done.
                          Rodster
                          https://rodster.ca

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                            Very Amazing carving. Congrats on a well deserved blue ribbon.

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                              That is a beautiful cube. I love to look at good chip carving. I took a one day class but didn't really get the hang of it,,looked like I put my plate in a waffle iron...you Sir, are a master of the chip....lets hear it for your talent. Chip, Chip, Hurray!

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