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2009 large chip carving #1: First phase of the carving

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Blog entry by Roger Strautman posted 07-16-2009 12:05 PM 9165 reads 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Some of you may have remembered me from the past, I do chip carving on woodworking items. Every year I try and make one large chip carving for the carving shows and this year is no exception. I started this project in Apr and am just finishing the first phase.

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This is a 24”Sq. made of basswood with a walnut frame around it. When I make a carving like this I will make sample pieces just to make sure the design will work.

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This is all made using a knife. In the middle pinwheel area I used three different kind of stippling to get a different kind of affect.

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The last phase will be adding a hinged triangular piece on each side of the Sq. that will be carved in each side. My wife said that this should be made into a table top. I asked her if she would put it in our house. She said no. LOL! That’s a normal answer.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"



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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 07-16-2009 12:21 PM

oh my goodness. I wondered what you were up to—- you’ve been busy!!
This is absolutely stunning. So beautiful – and the details.
Once again I am in awe!

gotta love supportive spouses lol even when the style doesn’t match the decor! haha

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Colin

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#2 posted 07-16-2009 01:44 PM

Well Roger, as always I am humbled with your design, your patience, your attention to detail and in no small measure your skills.

Surely you will be up there amongst the best of the best! and you will win the best carving in your class.

I shall follow your progress as always with great interest.

Colin

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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Karson

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#3 posted 07-16-2009 03:00 PM

Rodger. This is another great looking iece. You have such a great talent for this and an eye for beauty to design it.

I’m looking forward for the completed piece.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 07-16-2009 03:03 PM

Roger;

we remember you!!!

Incredible job!!!

as always

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#5 posted 07-16-2009 03:14 PM

Roger, an amazing statement of patience and skill. Is that a single piece or a glue-up?

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#6 posted 07-16-2009 03:43 PM

Beautiful work!!!! Very nice design.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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kolwdwrkr

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#7 posted 07-16-2009 04:06 PM

Wow, there’s a lot of work in that beauty. Thanks for sharing it.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 07-16-2009 05:23 PM

Hey Roger
a masterful chip carving, wonderful beautiful outstanding a great work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Roger Strautman

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#9 posted 07-16-2009 10:31 PM

Well thank you everyone. I have to assume by the reactions that this piece looks good. I never know how the public will react to a piece, all I know is that I like it.

Phil that is a glued up panel. The designs hide the joints pretty well.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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Marco Cecala

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#10 posted 08-18-2009 03:39 PM

I just came across your work, with so many posters I sometimes miss things. Your work is not only technically proficient, but you are also an artist. Great work, I look forward to seeing more.

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Woodbutcher3

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#11 posted 07-10-2010 03:46 PM

Awesome work!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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