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Blog series by Roger Strautman updated 05-01-2008 04:43 AM 3 parts 8253 reads 40 comments total

Part 1: Making carving samples and the frame.

04-13-2008 03:43 AM by Roger Strautman | 12 comments »

Finally back with the next steps in this project. Chip carving relies heavily on shadows so when designing the frame profile I had to make sure that the angle of the frame wasn’t to much or to little other wise the carvings won’t show up under the lighting of the picture. Making the frame was a trial and err process for me. The first picture shows how I was able to get both pieces that make up the frame with one angled cut and by flipping the small piece over. I also ma...

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Part 2: Carving completed

04-15-2008 12:29 PM by Roger Strautman | 17 comments »

This weekend I managed to finish the chip carving on the frame. I dry fitted the frame to make sure the corners carvings would all line up together. As you can see I carved the frame unassembled because of its overall size. The carving time on ths was 7 hours total. The edge designs 1 1/2 hrs. , Sleds 1 1/2 hrs. , Dates & diamonds 1 1/2 hrs. , Rope 2 1/2 hrs. The pieces have been sent on to my friend and next week I’ll put the frame together.

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Part 3: Completed

05-01-2008 04:43 AM by Roger Strautman | 11 comments »

Well it has been a long road but I finally can see the end. Now all that is left is meeting up with the picture owner and installing the picture at his place. I will try and get pictures of the picture in the frame. Sometimes the customers do not want me to take pictures so it a flip of the coin right now.

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