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Project by Roger Strautman posted 05-27-2007 05:23 PM 1985 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my large chip carving project for this year and it goes really well with Mark DeCou’s topic ” Craftsman vs. Atrisan”.

The frame is made of butternut that is stained and the background is made from basswood that is bleached. The quote is from an unknown author “He who works with his hands is and laborer, He who works his hands and his head is an artisan, But he who works his hands, his head, and his heart, is an artist.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"





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#1 posted 05-27-2007 05:27 PM

This is beautyful. I’ll leave the debate to the thinkers on the site. Perhaps Frank has some words of wisdom on this topic.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 05-27-2007 05:38 PM

oh my goodness this is amazing. Making those corners must have been… .... ... very difficult!!
That is a great quote. So now Mark’s discussion has to be “Craftsman vs Artisan vs Artist” :)

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

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#3 posted 05-27-2007 05:43 PM

Another great one.
There’s no end to your beauitful accomplishments.

Question! Are the strips with the lettering, wood, or paper ?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#4 posted 05-27-2007 05:44 PM

There was an article on chip carving in the Woodsmith # 171 and my interest in this technique is growing. What tools would you suggest for a newbie to start with?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 05-27-2007 05:51 PM

Dick, I’m still layoing out thr lettering an am working on design.

Os, I would start with a Wayne Barton knife but make use it’s very sharp or you will give chip carving up really fast.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#6 posted 05-27-2007 05:55 PM

I looked up the knives. Here is a link to a site selling them.

http://www.jacquescoulombe.com/barton.htm

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 05-27-2007 05:59 PM

Roger -

This is absolutely beautiful! I always admire your work.

I have enjoyed the philisophical discussion started by Mark about craftsman - artisan - artist. I thought of this topic again when my cherry display stand delivered at the Clearwater Gallery in Sisters Oregon. Through our friends that own the gallery, we have met a number of very talented artists and dimentional artists featured at the gallery. We have started collecting some of these pieces because we enjoy them so much. It is indeed an interesting conversation regarding how to refer to these very talented people such as yourself, Mark and all the others I have begun to appreciate.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#8 posted 05-27-2007 06:38 PM

Thanks Rog,
Most of your work is so reallistic I thought you could make it look like real paper. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#9 posted 05-27-2007 06:42 PM

Wow!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#10 posted 05-27-2007 07:50 PM

Thank you, Rog and Wayne!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#11 posted 05-28-2007 02:08 AM

Rog: Great beginning. It’s going to be another masterpiece. Do you carve the letters in the frame, or is it taken out?

-- 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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#12 posted 05-28-2007 04:17 AM

Outstanding. Chip carving or any other carving should be a bit more prominent in the woodworking mags from time to time. True, um, artistry!

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#13 posted 05-28-2007 05:04 AM

Karson, I made the frame first and carved it and now I’ve made the inner background board and will carve it before I assemble it all together.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#14 posted 05-28-2007 06:24 AM

I remember we had that quote up on the wall in my High School Graphics Lab.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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