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Project by Jordan posted 12-02-2015 06:00 AM 853 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Many of you know me as a carver, not a wood worker. I am no good with measurements or straight lines and every time I try to joint my wood, it always ends up thicker at one end than the other.

Nevertheless, I end up with these projects that need help and as I was working on a special project, I came to Lumberjocks looking for help to find someone to make some frames for me. Along came Mark Wilson who didn’t lift a finger until he was sure he knew exactly what I needed…and believe me, my instructions were as wonky as my wood working. Nevertheless, he was a great person to work with and periodically send me photos and measurements to make sure he was doing what I needed. I had planned on painting the frames but the project was supposed to be kind of rustic so I was happy to just stain them lightly and let the wood show through. They were sanded so perfectly.

Thanks Mark and thanks Lumberjocks for helping me out.

PS. If you can, make sure to watch The Coat of many Colors on Dec 10, NBC (LOL)

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com





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majuvla

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#1 posted 12-02-2015 06:05 AM

Realy awesome frames for your projects. I admire this woodworking ’’cooperation’’.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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lightweightladylefty

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#2 posted 12-02-2015 06:21 AM

Jordan,

It’s nice to see such a collaboration of efforts. LJ membership does have some nice perks! Mark certainly turned those out for you in swift order. Your coats of many colors should be well received.

Did you cast and paint each of those yourself? It looks like your caliber of perfection.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 12-02-2015 07:25 AM

Jordan,

Beautiful Projects!! They will be LOVED very much!

Mark did an excellent job on the frames… COOL angles around them… LOOK GREAT! Perfect!!

Yes, you are a wonderful carver… it’s amazing how you can DO what you DO!

Thank you for including us in helping you with the frames… It was fun!

You did a wonderful job carving all of the coats and shoes!!
... and you didn’t use a CNC to get them all the same! LOL :) Amazing!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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nonickswood

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#4 posted 12-02-2015 10:48 AM

Well done Mark and Jordan, TEAMWORK!!

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 12-02-2015 12:29 PM

Very well done. Yes this is a wonderful place.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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shipwright

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#6 posted 12-02-2015 02:05 PM

Good colaboration. Congrats to you both.
... and yes Jordan, I’ll be watching.

:-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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lew

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#7 posted 12-02-2015 02:22 PM

They look amazing!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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HillbillyShooter

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#8 posted 12-02-2015 04:46 PM

Fine collaborative effort!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 12-02-2015 04:53 PM

These look great, Jordan. They’re a little different and very creative. You will do well with these, IMHO.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 12-11-2015 05:06 AM

Jordan…

I’m watching it…. Hope to see some of your work on it… !!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Roger

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#11 posted 12-25-2015 06:17 PM

Fantastic collaboration.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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