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Ten Commandments chip carving

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Project by Roger Strautman posted 07-14-2014 03:59 PM 605 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In March I decided that I would chip carve the 10 commandments in a wooden scroll for this years large carving. It’s been a long drawn out journey but I finally completed it just in time for the first woodcarving show. This is all 8/4 basswood glued together to make the 28” wide x 36” tall scroll. Carving the scroll and chip carving was the easy part for me. The design process is always the tough part for me. I also did something different for me and that was the stain highlighting of a few areas.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 07-14-2014 04:08 PM

OH MY GOODNESS… ROGER, that is definitely one of my faves… beautiful

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

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MyChipCarving

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#2 posted 07-14-2014 05:01 PM

Hi Roger,
Another top notch carving. You must have been thinking a lot about God’s Law as you worked on this project.
I’d be glad to share this work with my members. If you’d like me to do this please email info@mychipcarving.com with several pictures and I’ll include them in a future E-letter.
Keep at it!

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996

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#3 posted 07-14-2014 06:10 PM

Excellent work Roger

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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#4 posted 07-14-2014 07:28 PM

Roger, that is very impressive work from the design to the carving!

Does anyone sell “woodout” in case you make a mistake?
I am positive that if I tried that I would definitely need some!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 07-14-2014 07:36 PM

Absolutely stunning! What a labor of love! Love of the words, love of the craft!

-- toni --- SW WI...working on shop setup....wish I could say diligently. "Time is a healer, a friend & a maker of dreams."

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#6 posted 07-14-2014 08:12 PM

Wow! I may have to try chip carving, if for no other reason than to really appreciate all the work, effort and love that went into this. Thanks for sharing, Roger.

-- God bless, Candy

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Karson

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#7 posted 07-15-2014 03:27 AM

Roger. A beautiful job, I hope that you checked the spelling a couple of times before starting.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 07-15-2014 12:13 PM

great design, good wood and great execution. I am very impressed with your work. steve j

-- Steve, 'Sconie Great White North

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#9 posted 07-15-2014 01:31 PM

Wow Roger, once again you demonstrate that you are a master at your craft. Your patience and skill and attention to detail are simply outstanding. I know you will do well in all shows that you enter.
Once again you have raised the bar!

take care

Colin

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#10 posted 07-15-2014 02:55 PM

Beautiful work. PTL

-- Dave, from Canada, http://simplywoodproducts.ca

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#11 posted 07-15-2014 04:03 PM

Roger, this is absolutely beautiful. I love the way the grain shows in the background behind the letters.
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helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 07-16-2014 05:46 AM

Roger,

This is really outstanding . . . design and workmanship! Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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freighttrain

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#13 posted 07-21-2014 01:45 PM

wow very impressive great job! great subject too! love this!!!

-- freighttrain,ky

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Roger Strautman

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#14 posted 07-21-2014 02:00 PM

An update. This past weekend I entered the piece in a woodcarving show and came away with Best of Show.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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Karson

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#15 posted 07-21-2014 02:47 PM

Congratulations Roger.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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