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    Chip carving is a lot of fun...sorry to see there haven't been any posts on here for a long time....maybe this afternoon I can post a couple of cane segments I chip carved for the upcoming swap......

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    what's a swap and where is it?
    Live Long and prosper my friend

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    • #3
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      well last year we had an ornament swap here amongst some of us, but this year seems everyone is busy or not interested....the swap I was talking about is on the W3E (Woodcarvers Exchange) put W3E on search and you will find the site, they swap cane segments, spoons, pins, all kinds of things....
      Dave

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      • #4
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        I was going to carve something, but then the love spoon I was carving for my wife for christmas out of black cherry bit the dust, and I'm scrambling now to make something for her...I think I should have practiced first using basswood...


        Bob
        www.GrobetUSA.com

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        • #5
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          might depend on knife you are using Bob, I used a Warren bent knife blank I put a handle on ...also could be the direction of the grain....I messed a basswood spoon up, got to deep in it to quit and it was spalted and punky....it finally chipped its last time and I made a good spoon out of it! ...firewood

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          • #6
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            It was in the corner of the handle...I guess I didn't know my own strength when I was cleaning out the corner...It split the whole side off...

            I'm thinking that I need to go back to basics and work out my techniques before wasting expensive wood...I've got a ton of basswood, but just burned through three of my five pieces of cherry...

            Bob
            www.GrobetUSA.com

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            • #7
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              basswood makes a nice looking spoon!

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              • #8
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                Yes it does, wish I hadn't sent of the one I made for the grand daughter for a stocking stuffer. Was two spoons linked together with and 9 link chain. Shoulda took a picture. Course it wouldn't have done any good as I haven't figured out how to post a picture yet. Too busy.

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                • #9
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                  Cheers Ok, I said I would post some pics of the chip carving cane segments, and I finally got pics taken, they are on my site under walking sticks....Bouncing S

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