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Coat of Arms commission #4: Another fine job completed!!

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Blog entry by Roger Strautman posted 08-03-2007 12:22 PM 1422 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I finally completed the carving. I talked the customer into leaving the carving marks instead of sanding them out. I explained that by leaving the carving unsanded the cut facets would throw the light and your eyes would be drawn to it, also by sanding one wouldn’t know if it was a cast reproduction or hand carved because the surface was to be painted. At any rate pleased customers and client. The cabinet company told me that they were going to get pictures of this carving completed and in place then send them to their sales reps around the country to let them know that they now can offer hand carved pieces. I’m smiling from ear to ear! Enjoy!

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-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"



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farmgeek

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#1 posted 08-03-2007 12:32 PM

Let me be the first to congratulate you Roger! That’s an amazing piece of work – well done.

-- John, Auckland New Zealand - http://www.farmgeek.co.nz

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Roger Strautman

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#2 posted 08-03-2007 12:38 PM

Thank you John!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 08-03-2007 01:06 PM

Hi Roger,

Well, that’s how you do it huh?

Great work Roger. How many hours do you suppose you have in it?

Art work for sure!

Lee

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

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Roger Strautman

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#4 posted 08-03-2007 01:14 PM

Lee, I have approx. 40 total hours.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 08-03-2007 01:20 PM

Congratulations—1) on the completed and BEAUTIFUL work and 2) on the “word of mouth advertising” that has just opened the door to.. well… who knows what!!! Congrats

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

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 08-03-2007 02:26 PM

By gosh , Roger, that’s some nice work. If you and Lee keep this up I may try some wood carving. Maybe not , I don’t think I have enough time to leard what you guys know already. I’ll bet the customer was a little ga-ga.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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dennis mitchell

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#7 posted 08-03-2007 02:33 PM

Nice Job!

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#8 posted 08-03-2007 03:31 PM

Wow ! Carving this only from a fotocopy is no joke Roger. You did a great job here! Good choice going for the “handmade trademark” of the carved marks.

Good luck with the upcoming commisions.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 08-03-2007 03:42 PM

A Masterpiece!!!

It turned out great as usual with any of your work.

I favor a carving with the tool marks also.

Like you mentioned, it didn’t originate from a mold.

-- -** 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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Partridge

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#10 posted 08-03-2007 06:23 PM

love it

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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Bill

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#11 posted 08-03-2007 06:26 PM

Excellent work Rog. I expect you will be getting a ton of business after they show that around to their clients.

Post a picture when it is painted, if you can.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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oscorner

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#12 posted 08-04-2007 02:11 AM

You’re a special woodworker, indeed. Because of this carving, that I shared with my son, he decided to do this with the router:

It is an image of the autobot’s from the movie, “Transformers” that he made for the bottom of a box that I helped him make.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#13 posted 08-04-2007 02:42 AM

Let me be the 11th to say, Wow, that’s great… sounds like you’ll be doing a few more of these. so many different designs in heraldry to keep things interesting and unique. I’m still thinking about how one would take on the coat of arms I designed for my wife and I (combining our sheilds vertically) which leave 1/2 of a griffon head at the bottom of the sheild.

-- 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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Karson

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#14 posted 08-04-2007 03:06 AM

Roger Great job, and it was nice to be able to follow it in development.

-- 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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Roger Strautman

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#15 posted 08-04-2007 04:28 AM

Os, I’m glad that I supplied a little spark for your son and you to work together.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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