Chip Carving: From the screen to the bench

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For a while I’ve been occupied with doing a chip
carving mission. I chosen a Treasure Casket proven in a
e book by Paul Hasluck, “Guide of Conventional Wooden Carving”
and scanned the one-page illustration for import to SketchUp.
Since there have been three completely different scales used within the
illustration, I needed to scale-up three completely different photos in
SketchUp, every to full dimension.

On high of these three imported photos I traced over
varied shapes of parts and of carvings. You may see these
hint overs within the following picture from SketchUp. A following
video reveals the method I used to make the hint overs and
parts. There’s a second video on the workbench doing the
precise chip carving on this casket.


It is a view of the entrance face hint over. There’s a lot
replication and symmetry within the carvings, so this minimized
line and arc work, by copying “teams”, flipping, and rotating.

Trace Over Shapes

Utilizing these hint overs, I constructed the parts into the ultimate
SketchUp mannequin as proven under.

Assembly Shaded

Right here is the within view, with the Prime hidden. Observe particulars for
the important thing lock and hinges.

Inside View

My standard modeling effort in SketchUp is restrained
to solely that degree of element essential
to effectively construct within the store. However on this case, I
couldn’t maintain again curiosity in doing SketchUp work of no
profit to buy effectivity. This additional work
was to take away materials to replicate the chip
carving shapes. So utilizing the Transfer Instrument, I used to be capable of bend and
fold the faces down 1/16-in. from the floor. The next
video additionally reveals this process.

Here’s a close-up view of the 1/Four-in. thick ledger
plate used within the trinket casket with carved-out shapes.


From SketchUp, I printed full-size templates and caught them on
the face of the mahogany items. Right here you see the entrance face of
the trinket casket with the templates and carving in course of.


Right here if the accomplished mahogany piece completed with beeswax
tinted with lampblack.


Tim  @KillenWOOD

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