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Coat of Arms commission #3: 21 hours of carving.

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Blog entry by Roger Strautman posted 07-16-2007 12:46 PM 1054 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: 10 Hours now. Part 3 of Coat of Arms commission series Part 4: Another fine job completed!! »

I never gave it the thought of showing you what they gave me to carve from. This picture was as much as I could get.

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A lot of my time this weekend was spent on getting the leaves shaped and the backs cut out to give them the depth.

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I also started to sand off a few areas.

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-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"



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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 07-16-2007 01:28 PM

It’s looking great, I think the sanding is the most tedious part.

I agree with you about using powered tools for carving. The noise, & vibration gets kind of annoying.

I prefer the old fashioned way.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#2 posted 07-16-2007 01:53 PM

my goodness, this is amazing!!
I am in awe.

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

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#3 posted 07-16-2007 03:01 PM

Great Job Rog. I appreciate it very much.

-- 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#4 posted 07-16-2007 05:42 PM

Hats off to those of you that can carve. Marvelous project.

Maybe someday I will learn to have the patience to work a piece of wood and see what falls out of it. Until then I will stand aside in absolute amazement.

-- Joel Tille

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#5 posted 07-16-2007 05:54 PM

Amazing Roger. It’s great to watch a true artist at work. You make it look easy.

I’ve always thought I would like to do something with my own coat of arms.
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I’ve seen a number of versions of it all similar. The name was changed when my Grandfather came down from Newfoundland. I’ve always said I hoped it means we had faulty chickens…..:)

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#6 posted 07-16-2007 08:08 PM

Holy Moly!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 07-16-2007 08:21 PM

lol @ Bob.
Such interesting names are out there.

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

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#8 posted 07-16-2007 09:08 PM

Great work Roger !

Keep on pluggin.

Lee

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#9 posted 07-16-2007 09:12 PM

Bob,

Maybe it’s best that all the thought’s that ran through my head after seeing you coat of arms, mixed with your last name, shall remain forever unspoken!

Looks like a great carving project though. Maybe your carved roosters will end up looking like eagles! By accident, of course.

Lee

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#10 posted 07-16-2007 10:02 PM

Badeagles? LOL

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#11 posted 07-16-2007 10:22 PM

“bad” as in “good”?

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

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#12 posted 07-16-2007 10:28 PM

Bob, maybe you just had bad roosters. LOL.

Rog, your carving is turning out just spectacular! Another magazine article in the near future I believe.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#13 posted 07-16-2007 11:03 PM

I’m glad this has sparked some interest in more than one way. LOL!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#14 posted 07-17-2007 05:52 AM

Roger lookin good!

Bob, All I can picture is a Monty Python bit, with another Knight of the Round table (with zis outrageous French accent) – where your rooster is one bad seed – Mal indeed! (Oh, your tunic is black, by the way – and with a beret and sunglasses despite the anachronism)

and now that I’ve had time to put a little more thought into it (as I was typing the above) I’ll go stand next to Lee, and keep this “other” thoughts to myself.

but lets just hope you go with the current spelling for yours… of course the original would make a great T-shirt! Though it’d take the right person to pull it off, so to speak.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#15 posted 07-17-2007 07:53 AM

LOL…sorry for hijacking the thread Roger. I’m afraid I have everyones mind in the gutter…..:)

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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