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Coat Of Arms Carving

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Project by NickTobis posted 02-13-2009 12:00 AM 1490 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is six months in the making. This whole ordeal started with the picture of the gold frame on its side. That frame was purchased about six months ago by T&G out of a container from Europe, it was in four pieces when we got it but it was something that looked promising. We re cut each miter, downsized the frame slightly, and pegged it together. The frame is huge, over 400 pounds, 103’’ tall, 82’’ wide. Its gold gilted, carved, and was actually dated, 1768. It was put in a antique shop in west palm beach. It sold soon after, to the owners of the Hearst mansion in Manalapan Florida. Google that, its some 18,000 sq foot. They commissioned us to carve their family crest to go inside the frame. The crest started out as a solid block of poplar, 8 inches thick, and 52’‘x 66’’. Needless to say, that was a huge block of wood. The pattern was made for the crest, it was to be an exact replica of the crest in the photo. It took several weeks to carve the bock out, then the ribbons were also cut and carved. After all was finished, the blocks were primed and painted. Now they sit in my shop waiting for the designer to give them the final approval. The whole package is going to be massively heavy, not sure what im going to do when i get a hernia. I don’t have health care….

-- T&G, West Palm Beach





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#1 posted 02-13-2009 04:42 AM

The carving looks great!

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#2 posted 02-13-2009 04:52 PM

You did a great job!!! Thanks for posting.

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#3 posted 02-19-2009 03:27 AM

Very nice job …looks great!!

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#4 posted 03-06-2009 06:21 PM

Very nice! Hope to be able to do something like that soon.

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#5 posted 03-19-2010 09:20 PM

Beautiful work!

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