Acanthus carvings

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Blog series by Roger Strautman updated 08-15-2007 12:18 PM 3 parts 7148 reads 20 comments total

Part 1: First 5 hours.

08-09-2007 12:25 PM by Roger Strautman | 8 comments »

There was some interest in me bloging another carving and it happens to be a couple of acanthus carvings for the last Coat of Arms I bloged. This one is my design this time. These are approx. 6 1/2” X 14” each and this time they will be made from poplar wood. The last blog I didn’t show you my sharpening area which is to the right of where I carve. I have not found any better or quicker way to sharpen my carving tools than with this Jooltool. This is hands down...

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Part 2: Getting closer with 11 hours down.

08-13-2007 12:24 PM by Roger Strautman | 5 comments »

I’m getting closer with this project. These pictures are between the 5 hrs. and 11 hrs. times. The tools I used so far were in a very large range of sizes. Anywhere from #3-10mm to a #9-4mm. I have used the fishtail #3-12mm the most so far.

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Part 3: Acanthus carving completed.

08-15-2007 12:18 PM by Roger Strautman | 7 comments »

Push goes to shove and then you have a completed project!!!! If you look closely you can see that the backside has been cut away to give the leaves a 3D appearance. Because I wasn’t going to be doing the appling of these I layed out the pieces with the Coat of Arms pattern as an example for those who were going to apply them. There was time limit on these so I was pushed rather quickly. I had a total of 16 hours from start to finish.

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