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Project by Jordan posted 05-03-2011 09:49 PM 2130 views 1 time favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I suspect I’m having some type of creative block these days – could be the lack of warm weather in our new home. Or the lack of a sign of a blossom or flower.
So I decided to start a shadowbox collection of miniature and various themed dressing rooms. It’s a good way to use up my old scraps of wood and have some fun while I’m thinking of another large project.
By using only scraps for the pieces and a 2×4 for the frame, it was cheap to make. My only problem was mitering the corners. I have a cheap saw and there’s no way to make the blade perfectly square with the table. But It was a painted frame anyways so I managed to fill it and hide the gaps.
I hope someone, somewhere is enjoying spring. I’m patiently awaiting my outdoor carving days.
Take care all.
PS. Thanks Lightweight, I almost forgot to mention the size – the opening of the frame is 12” x 23” which makes the shirt about 8” long.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com





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lightweightladylefty

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#1 posted 05-03-2011 09:53 PM

Jordan,

I love it! ! ! Just how big is it? Every detail is perfect. (Why should we expect anything less from you?)

Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 05-03-2011 09:56 PM

Looks Great, Jordan. It looks like your having a lot of fun. Very Creative.

-- Dennis Zongker

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Donna Menke

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#3 posted 05-03-2011 10:03 PM

Jordan- is this a relief carving, or are the items removable. Looks mighty creative to me.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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gagewestern

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#4 posted 05-03-2011 10:11 PM

not only is the carving amaseing the colors are perfact! i would like to send you some warm weather , the last couple of days have been cool here but we have aready hit 98 a week ago. take care

-- gagewestern

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 05-03-2011 10:18 PM

Top notch as always….Great to see more of your work…

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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Bertha

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#6 posted 05-03-2011 10:20 PM

It’s spectacular in every way. If you have creative block, I have creative boulder.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 05-03-2011 10:22 PM

I saw this and was wondering why it was posted in the projects. Then I saw who posted it and realized these things weren’t really what they appeared to be. Just amazing.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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Jordan

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#8 posted 05-03-2011 10:25 PM

Donna, this is a diorama – all of the items have been carved separately out of various types of wood – basswood, tupelo pine, but are firmly attached!!
Gage – you and your darn warm weather!!!!! I doubt that we hit 98 in the height of summer!
Bertha – I’ll trade you my block for your puppy – I’ve always wanted a dog like that.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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ABB

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#9 posted 05-03-2011 10:34 PM

Jordan, just fantastic as always! you have an amazing talent for carving real life!

-- Allen, WA

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Dennisgrosen

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#10 posted 05-03-2011 10:46 PM

creative block…..yyaaah sure ….. I belive it when there is two thuesday in a week :-)

great diorama and even with a tuch of chinise food
thank´s for sharing it Jordan …. I realy look forward to the next many of them
I can never be tired of diorama´s they realy needed creative minds to make them well
since they are so restrickted when you first have started and still can be made so differently
next time you made the excactly same restricted idea to work out from :-)

take care
Dennis

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Jordan

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#11 posted 05-03-2011 10:56 PM

Dennis – you noticed the Chinese food – BRAVO!!!! A touch of humour never hurts.
Next up ”The Bear Repair”
Thank you all for your expressing your enjoyment.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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Bertha

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#12 posted 05-03-2011 11:23 PM

You can borrow him via the internet, Jordan:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Jordan

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#13 posted 05-03-2011 11:36 PM

Sweet – is he just a pup?

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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Kent Shepherd

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#14 posted 05-04-2011 12:01 AM

I’m with the others Jordan—-Creative block and you don’t belong in the same sentence.

Awesome as always.

Thanks for sharing

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#15 posted 05-04-2011 12:12 AM

Ditto on what Kent said . Your talent is never ending it seems there’s nothing you can’t do. I love this send in the clowns miniature and I don’t even like clowns!

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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