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[Medal Chest] Relief carving is good for the soul.

*Note to my readers—this is the secret project I’ve mentioned a few times.  It has consumed my shop time since February.  That’s why it’s been so slow on the blog for the last few months.  Now that it has been … Continue reading

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[Medal Chest] The Devil’s in the details.

*Note to my readers—this is the secret project I’ve mentioned a few times.  It has consumed my shop time since February.  That’s why it’s been so slow on the blog for the last few months.  Now that it has been … Continue reading

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[Dovetailed Tea Box] The lid.

I decided to try my hand at chip carving something with more curves and a lot more detail than the simple borders I’ve been doing. I also sharpened the knife and looked at with a magnifying glass to determine if … Continue reading

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Shoptime and dovetails…

After what seemed to me (someone who’s lived in a state where winter was 3 months–Jan, Feb, March—Florida, where there is no winter and Texas where winter lasts from Jan to Feb) an interminal winter, the garage finally warmed up to 40* … Continue reading

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My carving adventure begins!

My lovely bride got me a book and two chip carving knives for my birthday on Tuesday.  I have to say, I’m pretty darn excited.  She got me Wayne Barton’s Complete Guide to Chip Carving…I have read it cover to … Continue reading

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