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Project by Roger Strautman posted 2700 days ago 1935 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bank with a post office mail door in it that I made for our local Post Master who was retiring. Of course I must carve on it! I chose to miter the corners instead of dovetails or finger joints because they would have fought with the designs I used. Enjoy!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2700 days ago

geezz…..
you make it sound like you just whip these together in minutes.
Simply beautiful… and I love the door.

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

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Roger Strautman

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#2 posted 2700 days ago

Most of these are older projects. As you can see I like to make the smaller kinds of woodworking projects and decorate them with my chip carving.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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BassBully

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#3 posted 2700 days ago

This bank is stellar. How did you come up with this idea?

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!

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Roger Strautman

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#4 posted 2700 days ago

I have seen banks made out of these kind of doors before. I just extended the door rays with the carvings in the front.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 2700 days ago

Your carvings are truly impressive. Good case and point on the joinery.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#6 posted 2700 days ago

Thats cool!

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Don

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#7 posted 2700 days ago

About the joinery, Roger. I’m of the opinion that as attractive as mitered corners are, they are quite difficult to make with an accurate fit, and are inherently weak as a joint. So hats off to you for successfully using this joint, and as you and Todd have stated, you probably had no other viable option.

Are the corners splined in any way?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Roger Strautman

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#8 posted 2700 days ago

Don, There are no splines at the joints just glue. There is really no need for any structural type joints. After the bank was completed I did use a few micro nails, 23 gage, just as a little self assurance so if the glue would happen to fail it still would have some fasteners. Thanks for asking.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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oscorner

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#9 posted 2700 days ago

Excellent carvings! Your work is inpeckable! You have one very happy retired Post Master.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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jockmike2

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#10 posted 2699 days ago

Beautiful work Carver, of course you know that. It’s nice to hear anyway. You have a very unique talent. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 2645 days ago

Roger -

I love your carving! What a beautiful piece.

I am glad we have the shuffle feature!

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Sawdust2

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#12 posted 2643 days ago

Do you get the dark area by staining the whole board and wiping the stain off or do you use a laminate that has a dark layer?

Males me wish I had some carving talent.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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Chip

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#13 posted 2642 days ago

Ok, that’s it Rog. I’m not sure I would ever in a million years have the patience to do the border work that you did on this beaut. Maybe I should just stick to cutting firewood ;-)

Beautiful piece as always and as always, I am incredibly in awe of your abilities. Thanks for shuffling this gem David.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Tim Dorcas

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#14 posted 2385 days ago

As a non carver, how long did it take you to do that? Tim

-- www.craftedbytim.com - A Woodworking & Renovation Blog & www.craftedbytim.com - I make. You buy.

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Roger Strautman

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#15 posted 2385 days ago

How long? Well Tim I can’t give you the true time but I can get close. The design process and layout was around 6-8 hours and the carving was somewhere around 4-5 hours. Thanks for your interest in my work Tim.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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