Woodcarving Wednesdays: Chip Carved Coasters

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Woodcarving Wednesdays: Chip Carved Coasters

Since many of us are spending extra time indoors these days, it’s more important than ever to stay creative and busy. With that in mind, the team at Woodcarving Illustrated will be posting a free beginner-friendly project to our website every Wednesday. So grab a knife and let those woodchips fly!


Have you ever wanted to try chip carving, but felt a little intimidated? In this week’s video, professional chip carver Marty Leenhouts demonstrates there’s nothing to be afraid of. You’ll learn how to quickly apply a pattern, avoid chip out, and carve common shapes. Check out Marty’s video below to chip carve a coaster with ease.

Chip Carved Coaster Pattern


For more on chip carving, be sure to check out Joy of Chip Carving by Wayne Barton. In this comprehensive guide, Wayne offers expert instruction and inspiration based on a lifetime of study, understanding, practice, and achievement. Detailing his methodologies on how to layout, carve, and finish, this book is a must-have for any chip carving enthusiast.

About the Author

Marty Leenhouts is a regular contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated and the author of Chip Carving Essentials: A Step-By-Step Guide to Successful Chip Carving. The owner of MyChipCarving.com and EZcarving.com, he has 30 years of teaching experience. His instructional videos have 3+ million views and can be found on YouTube by searching for “MyChipCarving.”

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