Coat of Arms commission #2: 10 Hours now.

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Blog entry by Roger Strautman posted 07-10-2007 02:00 PM 922 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: 4 hours of work. Part 2 of Coat of Arms commission series Part 3: 21 hours of carving. »

These pictures are of a few stages in the next 6 hours of carving.

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Because the maple is so hard this is a slower process than normal. I am using at times this Foredom hand carver which is speeding things up and is it working out great.

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That’s all until next time!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#1 posted 07-10-2007 02:37 PM

Great Rog. Are the bottom leaves attached to the shield or only through the top?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 07-10-2007 03:41 PM

Nice work Roger!

How do you like the Foredom?

I’ve looked at it a few times, but never made the plunge.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 07-10-2007 03:56 PM

Looking great Rog !!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 07-10-2007 04:03 PM

Magnificent. Dang you are good!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 07-10-2007 05:32 PM

Karson, the only place the leaves are attached is toward the top.

Lee, I only use the Foredom for the harder woods like Maple and exotics. This was well worth the high cost of the unit but it is pretty noisy.

Thanks Deb and Dick. I’m pretty slow at this because I don’t get too many chances after you cut a chip off.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#6 posted 07-10-2007 06:01 PM

Amazing Roger.

I have to laugh at your comment about going slow. Seems like fast progress to me. I think the more I got done, the more concerened I’d become about a mistake….I’d probably have gone into catatonic withdrawal already….they’d find me slack jawed and drooling just staring at it.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#7 posted 07-10-2007 11:55 PM

Slow… well in the computer age, yeah I hear that… but for me, blog entry two and now I can “see” it.

very cool…

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#8 posted 07-11-2007 04:06 AM

Your project is coming along nicely. It’s amazing the transformation that has taken place in only 10 hours.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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