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Offline GillE

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Chip Carving (Kerbschnitzen)
« on: December 01, 2010, 11:17 »
No, not those kinds of chips!

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It's too cold to go into the workshop so I've been teaching myself how to chip carve.  It requires hardly any tools, it's quiet, it makes very little mess and it is easy to tidy afterwards.  I thought you might be interested to see what a rank beginner can achieve, so here's my practice piece (complete with mistakes):

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Re: Chip Carving (Kerbschnitzen)
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2010, 11:42 »
How do you do it, Gill?
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Re: Chip Carving (Kerbschnitzen)
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2010, 11:57 »
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Re: Chip Carving (Kerbschnitzen)
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2010, 13:14 »
Thanks, Gill. Almost like stone carving in some ways.
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Re: Chip Carving (Kerbschnitzen)
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2010, 13:59 »
I would probably slice my thumb off!   :D
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Re: Chip Carving (Kerbschnitzen)
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2010, 17:49 »
The technique is such that you don't
I would probably slice my thumb off!   :D

Naaaaahhhh..... When you chip carve, you rest one knuckle and your thumb on the workpiece, locking your thumb against the knife handle.  No matter what else you might slice off, your thumb is safe.
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Re: Chip Carving (Kerbschnitzen)
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2010, 17:53 »
Thanks for those comforting words Gill.   ;)
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Re: Chip Carving (Kerbschnitzen)
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2010, 17:58 »
Wear a leather apron, Clive.  ;)
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Re: Chip Carving (Kerbschnitzen)
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2010, 18:02 »
I've only just got used to a plastic one!   ;D
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Re: Chip Carving (Kerbschnitzen)
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2010, 18:14 »
 :laugh:
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Re: Chip Carving (Kerbschnitzen)
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2010, 21:43 »
I'm sure it won't be long before you master that, Gill.  :thumb:
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