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Project by Roger Strautman posted 11-09-2011 05:17 PM 1316 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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This year at the Dayton Carving Show, which is this weekend, they are having a silent auction 50/50 and the piece has to be made from a nut wood. I chip carved a wall plaque for the auction made from butternut and walnut. I stained the butternut panel and chip carved thru it then bleached the cuts to make a nice contrasting color. The frame pieces I made from walnut which I bleached before assembly then chip carved thru that to get the contrasting color. The piece is approx. 12” x 16”.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"





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Bradford

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#1 posted 11-09-2011 05:31 PM

That is an amazing carving. You’ve got mad skills. I really enjoyed looking at it.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#2 posted 11-09-2011 05:38 PM

masterful work Roger.
Mark

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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#3 posted 11-09-2011 06:11 PM

oh Roger—this is SO beautiful.

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

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#4 posted 11-09-2011 08:17 PM

Roger;

That is awesome!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#5 posted 11-09-2011 10:32 PM

Absolutely wonderful piece!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 11-10-2011 01:30 AM

Roger: A great looking piece. Hope that the auction goes great. An interesting way to sell your work.

-- 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#7 posted 11-10-2011 04:05 AM

Thank you for all the the votes of acceptance. One never knows how a piece will be received until the first time out in the public. I must say this is a good feeling.

Karson, this isn’t how I usually sell my wares. I have a $1 bet with my mentor Wayne Barton as to whether his piece or my piece would sell for the most. I’ll post a picture of his piece along with the results next week.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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Karson

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#8 posted 11-10-2011 04:54 AM

Well A great marketing effort.

It’s nice that you have a fellow carver that you can barter with.

-- 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#9 posted 11-10-2011 04:28 PM

Great post and project, good luck.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Roger Strautman

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#10 posted 11-16-2011 02:28 PM

Well, the show this year was a good one. I will have to admit I lost my $1 bet to Wayne. His piece brought in $150 and mine only $40 but it was for a goodd cause. We had so much fun doing this that we have another $1 bet for next years show. Sorry for no picture of Wayne’s carving. It was too busy when I was there to take a picture and never got back to take one.

The carved flag and box I gave to a woodcarver at the show who is a purple heart Vietnam Vet. You should have saw his face when I gave it to him. He asked what he owed me, I just smiled and said “friendship”. He is a super nice guy and I could not think of a better guy to give it to than him.

Just a few pictures.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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