Chip carved plate

Here is a hand carved plate made from basswood.  I am learning to chip carve with a small knife. While I can draw the design on the computer and carve it perfectly with the ShopBot CNC router I find it relaxing to do some things by hand.  Of course I don't have a delete key so my mistakes stay on the plate for all to see.

 

Chip carved basswood plate

Chip carved basswood plate