Christmas tree top

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Project by Roger Strautman posted 07-20-2007 03:04 PM 2027 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Christmas tree top that I just made for a carving show this weekend. It’s hard to tell but it is concave on one side and convex on the other. This was a little challenging to cut and put together before I carved it. This is made from basswood and then bleached.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#1 posted 07-20-2007 03:13 PM

Great Roger. A little early or a little late.

But very nice.

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

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#2 posted 07-20-2007 03:35 PM

‘tis the season!!

Last year at this time I saw a store had begun to put out their Christmas stuff…

Beautiful star .. Since I’ve tried a little of this work, it becomes even more impressive on the clean lines that you achieve.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 07-20-2007 03:37 PM

Thank you Debbie and Karson!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#4 posted 07-20-2007 09:34 PM

Thats some pretty fine chippin there Roger.

-- BLOG -

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#5 posted 07-20-2007 09:34 PM

I like this, Roger, it has a delicate look about it.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#6 posted 07-21-2007 01:08 AM

Very nice Roger. How long have you been carving? Every piece I’ve seen is amazing.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#7 posted 07-21-2007 01:39 AM

Roger ,

Beautiful work Roger. Great design and workmanship.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 07-23-2007 12:54 AM

Bob, I have been chip carving for about 10 years now.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#9 posted 07-23-2007 08:16 PM

Really great work, Roger. Really great!

-- 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 07-23-2007 08:34 PM

How do you do such fine delicate work? Amazing.

-- John

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#11 posted 08-02-2007 07:48 AM

This is just beautiful.. I love how intricate it is.. May I ask how you bleach wood? You did a beautiful job..

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#12 posted 08-03-2007 03:47 AM

The wood bleach that I used I bought at Lowe’s and it was a two part mixture. Thank you much Yakerjax for the kind words.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#13 posted 08-03-2007 04:36 AM

I’ve got my eye on you, Roger! You’ll be gracing the cover of woodworking magazing, yet! Superb work!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#14 posted 08-03-2007 04:58 AM

Christmas in August…I love it.

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

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