Coat of Arms commission

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Blog series by Roger Strautman updated 08-03-2007 12:22 PM 4 parts 5067 reads 51 comments total

Part 1: 4 hours of work.

07-06-2007 04:55 AM by Roger Strautman | 7 comments »

My 2007 big carving project was put on hold due to and Coat of Arms commission so I’m going to post this carvings process for you. This carving will be a relief on a 1” X 10” X 12” piece of maple. This is my carving station. This is where I removed the shield area down to different levels to give it the look of depth because this will just be a pickled finish when completed. This is one of the real reasons why one should wear safty glasses! If ...

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Part 2: 10 Hours now.

07-10-2007 02:00 PM by Roger Strautman | 8 comments »

These pictures are of a few stages in the next 6 hours of carving. 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. That’s all until next time!

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Part 3: 21 hours of carving.

07-16-2007 12:46 PM by Roger Strautman | 17 comments »

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. A lot of my time this weekend was spent on getting the leaves shaped and the backs cut out to give them the depth. I also started to sand off a few areas.

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Part 4: Another fine job completed!!

08-03-2007 12:22 PM by Roger Strautman | 19 comments »

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...

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