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New Metal Art – Motorcycle Saw

Custom metal art by Cindy ChinnI recently completed a custom order for a client who asked for “a guy on a bike being chased by dogs”.  We went back and forth with various ideas and she decided to pay a little more a custom 3D bike to be added to the saw.  This was a fun challenge, but turned out great!  I can’t wait to hear from client about how this special gift went over.  ūüėÄ Continue reading

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Log Carving Portrait

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In July 2016, I treated myself to a birthday present of a week long workshop in woodcarving.  This event was hosted by the Mid-America Woodcarvers.  They had quite a few options for workshops, but I decided on Basswood log carving so I could try a large 3D project.  James Barr taught the Mallet Carving class and through him I got to see just how fast a real log carver can work when he has the experience!

For my project I chose to do a portrait of a pilot.¬† I can’t say who it is just yet as it will be a gift next year.¬† Click any image below to view it larger. Continue reading

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Hand Carved Church Pews

Healing-Pew-01a-jesus-close-tnI know a lot people come here to see more my tiny carved pencils, but I thought it might fun to show some other carvings I have done on a larger scale.¬† I’m a visual artist and love to work in a wide range of media.¬† I also love to combine different media to create something truly unique.

The first church pew I carved was eight feet long and included a back-lit stained glass piece.  It took me over 700 hours during a long Nebraska winter.  (I still have it for sale, by the way)

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The Steampunk Clock Anniversary Gift

Anniversary-Gear-Steampunk-Clock-tn-150I love it when a client commissions a piece, gives me a few guidelines and then lets me run with it.¬† As most clients don’t know my full skill set (sometimes I don’t either!) they don’t know what I’ll create.¬† In this case, the client wanted an anniversary gift for her parents who were kind of into steampunk and liked the gear motif.¬† With a budget in place, my mind wandered to my collection of odds and ends and a plan started to come together. Continue reading

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Elephant Art Carved From a Pencil Lead

Elephant-tn-150This is my most recent commission piece.¬† I was asked to carve an elephant from a pencil lead, but as usual… I got a little carried away!¬† This elephant art piece was actually carved from a few pencils and then assembled onto the pencil you see below.

I was able to get this level of detail thanks to my new trinocular microscope (my new favorite toy)!

Click on any image below to view it larger and see the detail

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Saw Art – Plasma Cut Hand Saws by Cindy Chinn

saw art by Cindy ChinnHere’s a look at some of my recent Saw Art. I started working in metal a little over a year (June 2015) and in an attempt to learn how to use my plasma cutter I started making designs on some old saws I bought at a yard sale.  Little did I know that these would end up extremely popular – both locally and internationally.

I ended up having to build a new website just for saw art.

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Pencil train Case Options – Cindy Chinn

I have several different stands for my carved train pencils shown below. I am giving people choices based on a ‚Äúfirst ordered first selected‚ÄĚ process. Click on an image below to view it larger.

Select your stand and please email to let me know. ‚Äď Cindy@CindyChinn.com
You can select your pencil here if you haven’t already.

Here are the choices;

“The Hugo” in Black with Natural under-base

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“The Verne” – in Black with Red under-baseBlack-Red-Large-Train-Holder-Angled-1600-sig

“The Verne” – in Light Wood StainLight-Large-Train-Holder-Angled-1600

“The Verne” – in Medium Wood Stain

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“The Doyle” – Black Shadowbox Frame -I have 4 of these

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Pencil Train Selection Options – Cindy Chinn

Hi everyone!

I have the different train pencils shown below.¬† I am giving people choices based on a “first ordered first selected” process. Click on an image below to view it larger.

Select your pencil and please email to let me know. – Cindy@CindyChinn.com
You can select your pencil case here if you haven’t already.

Here are the choices;

NEW YORK ALLIED #5

Front:
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New-York-Allied-No5-FRONT-1400-sig New-York-Allied-No5-FRONT-ENGINE-1400-sig New-York-Allied-No5-FRONT-TRESTLE-1400-sigBack:
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New-York-Allied-No5-BACK-ENGINE-1400-sig New-York-Allied-No5-BACK-TRESTLE-1400-sig