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Project by Roger Strautman posted 10-05-2008 02:27 PM 3017 views 7 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was to be a table top but I am running short of time for the carving show I will be attending so it is for now going to be a wall hanging . This is a 24” X 24” X 3/4” T. octagon with chip carving on it and made with basswood, it also will have a frame around it. I will update with pictures of the finished piece.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#1 posted 10-05-2008 02:29 PM

Extremely impressive work Roger!

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#2 posted 10-05-2008 02:47 PM

Your work is very nice. I can’t imagine the numbers of hours you have put into your craft to get this good.

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#3 posted 10-05-2008 02:57 PM

Spectacular, Roger!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 10-05-2008 03:01 PM

Rog – this is exquisite.
The details are so FINE (in both sense of the word). Magnificent.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 10-05-2008 03:12 PM

Very nice Roger, I think it’s more impressive as a wall hanging anyhow.

You sure have a great eye for design, & the carving skills along with it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 10-05-2008 03:29 PM

Wow. There is a lot of detail there. Are you going to finish it as a table after the show or are you hoping to sell it? Very nice piece of art.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#7 posted 10-05-2008 03:42 PM

Amazing detail. I look forward to viewing the finished piece.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#8 posted 10-05-2008 03:53 PM

WOW, Beautifull!!!

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#9 posted 10-05-2008 04:13 PM

Hi Roger;

This is absolutely incredible. You are truly a MASTER!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 10-05-2008 04:15 PM

Well done Roger, beautiful. I would hang it on the wall, it’s a piece of art. Would’nt get mared up that way either

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 10-05-2008 05:01 PM

Dang! You LJ’s are just too much; I can’t even get out of my studio my heads that big now. Thank you for all the nice comments. I must have done something right with this design.

At this point I will leave it as a wall hanging and try and sell it at the carving show. If anyone is interested in buying it let me know, its first come first served. Keep in mind I have two categories of carvings. My every day ones which are top quality and then I have the show pieces which are as close to perfection as I can get. This is a show piece.

I have probably around 36-40 carving hours and another 20-25 hours of designing and drawing it on the wood. I’m not the quickest when it comes to getting a design right. Thanks again everyone!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#12 posted 10-05-2008 05:37 PM

Roger Glad to see you around. I see you have been busy. Fantastic design and execution.

-- 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 †

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#13 posted 10-05-2008 05:48 PM

Beautiful as always!

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#14 posted 10-05-2008 06:06 PM

Incredible design! You must have very sturdy hands (no caffeine rush) and incredible patience! I hope to try creating some furniture soon, but my technique will not be as intricate. Please keep us posted on your progress.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#15 posted 10-05-2008 06:16 PM

Very nice chip carving! A lot of work has gone into this piece. I’m sure you have sore fingers from pressing on the knife. Great work

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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