We are passionate about carving. But woodcarving can be difficult for beginners, and we wanted to create a simple, satisfying carving experience that anyone could enjoy.
So we got our heads together to think up a new and novel way to introduce the joy of carving to people with no previous experience, and we came up with "Shine Carving".
What Is Shine Carving?
Shine Carving is a completely new carving experience for anyone with an interest in art and crafts. There is nothing like this on the market, and we believe it is a world-first.
It consists of a black PVC, or Soft Vinyl, sheet complete with the basic outline of a design.
Using two handmade Japanese carving knives, you simply carve out the design on the PVC sheet to reveal the image underneath.
With each stroke you make, bright colors emerge through the colored sheet below to create a stained-glass effect.
How to create Shine Carving?
Carving Knives for Shine Carving
Who Is This For?
Shine Carving was designed for people with no previous carving experience. Carving is soothing, relaxing, and stress-relieving, and with Shine Carving, you can enjoy the satisfying feel of carving PVC without the difficulty of coming up with your own design from scratch.
Carving PVC is also much easier than wood. PVC has a satisfying texture that is pleasant to carve, so this is a fun way to experience the joy of carving for yourself in your own home without any specialist training or knowledge.
You may sometimes slip the edge and beyond the black line which should not have been touched. But no need to worry. The color films on the back side have also black line and they can negate the most of your uncomfortable part.
We also provide a large selection of tutorial videos to show you exactly how to get beautiful results every time. This really is something that anyone can enjoy, and it is perfect for anyone who enjoys coloring in. So try it yourself and enjoy watching your design come to life before your eyes!
How Is Shine Carving Different from Woodcarving?
Shine Carving provides a very different experience compared to woodcarving. To start with, it is much easier and can be done by people of all ages without the need for any specific skills, which makes it accessible for all. As well as that, there is a greater sense of instant gratification.
As soon as you start carving into the PVC, the beautiful carved furrows instantly appear on the surface. The furrows, carved with high-quality carving knives, reveal bright colors that illuminate the image and create a stunning effect immediately.
You can also express a range of stylesdepending on how you carve. For example, you can create “wave” effects simply by adjusting your technique, which makes sure every design is unique to you.
Furthermore, there is another version of color for the film for each designs. So you can quickly remove or replace them and enjoy completely different style for with the same pattern.
Each design set includes two different color films.
(eg.:If you choose Starter Kit (S), you will receive X4 designed sheets and X8 colored films along with carving kit.)
We recommend adding Acrylic Frames for each set of designs in order to protect from UV deterioration.
- Shine Carving Knives (V-parting & U-gauge): +700JPY
- Shine Carving Kit: +1,600JPY
- x4 Shine Carving Sheets (S): +1,600JPY
- x4 Shine Carving Sheets (M): +2,200JPY
- x4 Shine Carving Sheets (L): +2,600JPY
- x4 Acrylic Frames (S): +1,600JPY
- x4 Acrylic Frames (M): +2,000JPY
- x4 Acrylic Frames (L): +2,400JPY
*worldwide shipping cost included
Choose the design set from below after this campaign ends.
- Novice "入門" (Complexity: novice)
- Seasons "四季" (Complexity: intermediate)
- Japanese"和" (Complexity: advanced)
Large size: Choose ONE of following
- Seasons "四季" (Complexity: intermediate)
- Japanese"和" (Complexity: intermediate)
or TWO of following
- Tiles "タイル" (Complexity: novice)
- Sun & Moon "月と太陽" (Complexity: intermediate)
- Flowers "華" (Complexity: expert)
More beautiful designs coming soon...
Acrylic frames protect your creations from deterioration by UV which cause PVC turns into yellowish taste.
The Future of Shine Carving
This is just the first stage of Shine Carving, and we have great plans for its future. We are already developing more designs, sizes, and shapes to add to our initial collection, so there will be many more experiences to enjoy.
As we start to grow our collection, we will be shipping them worldwide directly from our factory in Japan.
The People Behind Shine Carving
We are Yoshiharu Cutlery Co. Ltd., master cutlery and carving-knife manufacturers based in Seki City, Japan. We are the No.1 knife manufacturer in Japan, and we have been manufacturing our blades for over 100 years, honing our skills over the decades.
We produce over 600,000 sets of carving knives every year, so we are well aware of the challenges that come with mass-producing a product. As such, you can back Shine Carving with full confidence.
Risks and challenges
At Yoshiharu Cutlery Co. Ltd., we produce over 3,000,000 pieces of carving knives every year, and we have complete confidence that we will fulfill all of the rewards on time.
The project is running smoothly, and mass production of Shine Carving is about to begin.
However, various elements of the project could still change due to unexpected issues, including the shapes of the knives, colors, specs, designs, and the delivery date.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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