Large chip carving

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Project by Roger Strautman posted 1823 days ago 4508 views 12 times favorited 48 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m a chip carver and enjoy making things out of wood then decorating them with chip carving. This is a wall hanging that is 24” sq. and has 4 triangles hinged on it. When this is opened it becomes a 36” diamond. The dark wood framing is walnut and the light colored wood is basswood. I made this for the competition at the largest woodcarving show in the country, ’’Dayton Artistery in Wood” I can get closer pictures if anyone would like. Thanks for looking!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#1 posted 1823 days ago

That is one specal piece.

Wonderful job!!!

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#2 posted 1823 days ago

Well, you’re the best chip carver in this gang.

Don’t stop to produce.

P.S. I was practicing my chip carving last week. This encourage me.

-- Enjoy life !!

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#3 posted 1823 days ago

WOW, this piece is amazing. I’ll agree with willwall, you’re definately the best chip carver around this site. More pictures is always great. Thanks for sharing

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#4 posted 1823 days ago

Roger an amazing piece. Good luck in the competition.

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

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#5 posted 1823 days ago

Incredible work!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#6 posted 1823 days ago

wow…a miracle to behold…

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#7 posted 1823 days ago

Hey Roger master artist is your middle Name(s)every piece you do belongs in a museum ,fantastic

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1823 days ago

holy sh*t, that is one amazing piece of art, i hate to ask but how long does something of that scale take to make? keep them comin.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#9 posted 1823 days ago


-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#10 posted 1823 days ago

Outstanding looking piece! You are a true craftsman of your craft! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 1823 days ago

Wonderful work, keep it up.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#12 posted 1823 days ago


-- "I'm just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe." -- Jango Fett

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#13 posted 1823 days ago

amazing as always.
stunning design – not just the chip carving but the square/diamond as well
More pictures please

and best of luck at the competition!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#14 posted 1823 days ago

Just Beautiful!

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#15 posted 1823 days ago


Can’t wait to see it at this years show! Awesome. You inspire to give it a try if I ever have the time and money!

-- I intend to live forever, or die trying..........Justin, Ohio

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