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A carving of the famous picture, Grace

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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 11-25-2006 11:48 PM 3103 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I purchased a print of this picture, & one day I decided to do a relief carving of it.

I carved it using Red Oak, & the overall dimensions of it including the frame are 11 1/2” X 15 1/2”. I finished it with Watco Danish Oil . It’s also one of our favorite carvings, & it hangs near our kitchen table.

The picture originated in 1918 in the small mining town about 20 miles from my home town.The famous photo was created by Eric Enstrom of Bovey, MN.

To read the interesting history of this photo click on: http://www.gracebyenstrom.com/history.html

The town is now an historical place, & they now display a bronze plaque of the photo in front of the city hall. The water tower also displays “The HOME OF GRACE” in large letters.

-- -** 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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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 11-26-2006 06:53 PM

I remember this photo at my greatgrandparents farm. I think it was in the kitchen. Thanks for the link to its history. As always nice work!

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#2 posted 05-03-2007 04:04 PM

Dick-

Was investigating carving work on the site and stumbled upon this gem. What a terrific piece Dick. Beautifully executed. You sure have some wonderful carvings posted here but this one is outstanding. Glad you posted it and thanks.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 05-03-2007 05:31 PM

Thank you Chip, & thank you Dennis even though I’m 6 months late.

I’ve learned to use a little more courtesy here on Lumberjocks . It’s been real good for me.

-- -** 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 05-09-2007 04:41 PM

amazing – as always.
You sure are one talented fella

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 05-09-2007 05:31 PM

Thank you Debbie, very nice of you, I appreciate all of your comments.

-- -** 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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#6 posted 05-09-2007 06:40 PM

This is really awesome, sorry I missed it the first time.

You are one outstanding, very talented woodworking artist.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 05-09-2007 07:04 PM

Thank you PJ.

-- -** 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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#8 posted 11-06-2011 08:54 PM

good job!

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#9 posted 02-15-2012 01:19 PM

Beautiful, I recognized it as soon as I saw the thumbnail. That Print has been in my Mom’s dining room for as long as I can remember.

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 02-15-2012 01:44 PM

Thank you Ben!
For years I always thought this was a painting.

-- -** 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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