Chip carving is a style of wood carving in which knives are used to remove small chips of wood from the project surface in a single piece. Chip carvings have two planes: the wood surface and the point beneath the surface where the cuts intersect. Patterns can be free form style or based on geometric figures. The projects are created primarily using chip carving knives upon basswood, butternut, pine, or mahogany.
Carving out his own niche; Seventy years after he first became intrigued by the centuries-old craft of chip carving, Walt Grittner is still chipping away at it.(NEWS)
Jun 23, 2006; Byline: Jackie Crosby; Staff Writer Walt Grittner was just killing time during high school roll call when he flipped open a book...