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chip carving

wood carving, usually executed with a knife and characterized by small incisions and simple geometrical patterns.
Origin of chip carving
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The cover was decorated with a border and centre piece in chip carving.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster
  • What with repouss√© work and stencilling and chip carving, I hardly ever get half an hour to enjoy a book.

    The Madcap of the School Angela Brazil
  • A careful full-sized drawing of half of the top was made, and a chip carving design drawn for it.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster
  • If gum wood is used, this panel can be decorated with chip carving or simply outlined with a veining tool.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster

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