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Irish
Irish
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Last Activity: 09-14-2018, 07:51 AM
Joined: 04-05-2005
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland, UAS
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  • Irish
    replied to Hurricane Florence
    Take care, Mark! And please, when you get your power back (grin) let's us know how you rode out the storm....
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  • Irish
    replied to Beginner needs critique
    OK ... last post, I promise!

    I do practice boards. I enjoy chip carving but don't always want to commit to a long term project or I have just an hour or so to play and a small practice board is 'just enough'.

    So, Roy, and everyone else here ... here is a fun little practice...
    L. S. Irish Chip Carving Practice Pattern
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  • Irish
    replied to Beginner needs critique
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    Roy, check the bevel angle on your chip knife. As carvers we need to change the bevel of your chip and bench knives depending on the type of carving we are doing.

    If I am working on hard woods as maple or walnut I want a wide bevel between 22% to 20%. This...
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  • Irish
    replied to Beginner needs critique
    Let’s take a moment and look at a few possible common mistakes that can occur in any chip carving project.

    The sample of this section is a basswood practice board, 1/4” thick x 4” wide x 24” long. As a habit I will work a sampling of the motifs that I will be using in any layout...
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  • Irish
    replied to Beginner needs critique
    Hey Roy, Hi Roy's daughter!

    First, thank you for posting your Dad's excellent work and for signing him up for this forum where he will find lots of expert ideas, wonderful encouragement, and just great lifetime carving friends.

    So ... Roy, your work is excellent. But as many...
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    Last edited by Irish; 09-13-2018, 09:32 AM.

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