LumberJocks

Hand carved dump truck

  • Advertise with us
Project by Roger Strautman posted 11-28-2012 03:44 AM 1429 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is about 8 weeks in the making and it is a Christmas gift for the companies owner. This was made from a picture they gave me. Relief carving is new to me along with shading with stain but I think it turned out looking pretty good. The panel is approx. 4’ x 3’ x 2” and made of basswood.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"





18 comments so far

View GlennsGrandson's profile

GlennsGrandson

433 posts in 1033 days


#1 posted 11-28-2012 04:03 AM

WOW! What a work of art, this is spectacular! Great job, I can see this in the top 3 soon!! (If not it’s in mine!)

Congratulations on this masterpiece!

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

View Woodbridge's profile

Woodbridge

2812 posts in 1141 days


#2 posted 11-28-2012 04:25 AM

Wow, that is a great carving. So many wonderful details. Your carving has a great sense of depth. the carving of the bricks is really cool, again a wonderful sense of depth and perspective. I also like the pile of boards in the lighter colour. Are they carved as well or are they added on?

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

View Roger Strautman's profile

Roger Strautman

649 posts in 2857 days


#3 posted 11-28-2012 04:42 AM

For the lumber pile I glued a 1/2” thick board on the 8/4 so it is raised above the panel. That is unique to relief carving.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

15146 posts in 1062 days


#4 posted 11-28-2012 07:37 AM

Awesome job

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

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18615 posts in 2884 days


#5 posted 11-28-2012 09:29 AM

yah, “pretty good” .
Oh Roger – this is magnificent!

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

View KnotCurser's profile

KnotCurser

1852 posts in 1792 days


#6 posted 11-28-2012 12:40 PM

Fantastic work!

I doubt I could do this well with my CNC Router – honest!

Keep up the great work!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

View Karson's profile

Karson

34902 posts in 3124 days


#7 posted 11-28-2012 12:48 PM

Roger What a great carving, You are spreading talents into different directions. Fantastic.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

View JohnnyStrawberry's profile

JohnnyStrawberry

245 posts in 1042 days


#8 posted 11-28-2012 02:12 PM

Fantastic looking carving. Your shading turned out terrific.
This project must have needed two different kind of skills; 3D (for carving) and 2D (for shading) as well.
IMHO you have exceptional talent for both of them. Keep posting your beautiful works. Congrats for the eds choice – well deserved.
Thanks for sharing.

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

View Lee A. Jesberger's profile

Lee A. Jesberger

6686 posts in 2703 days


#9 posted 11-28-2012 02:14 PM

Really excellent work, Roger.

Looks beautiful.

Lee

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

View majuvla's profile

majuvla

3731 posts in 1591 days


#10 posted 11-28-2012 03:00 PM

Amaizing job

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View BarbS's profile

BarbS

2434 posts in 2809 days


#11 posted 11-28-2012 03:03 PM

It turned out Great! The owner will be quite overcome, I’m sure. Wonderful job, especially for a first carving work. This is excellent.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

View Dick, & Barb Cain's profile

Dick, & Barb Cain

8693 posts in 3023 days


#12 posted 11-28-2012 03:34 PM

Excellent work as usual Roger!

I’d like to do a large carving like this sometime, but I don’t have any space to display it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

View Grumpymike's profile

Grumpymike

1153 posts in 1039 days


#13 posted 11-28-2012 05:06 PM

Excellent work, and I admire your attention to detail.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

View Fishinbo's profile

Fishinbo

11343 posts in 899 days


#14 posted 11-28-2012 05:35 PM

The details you put into it is amazing. Spotless!

http://www.sawblade.com

View Roger Strautman's profile

Roger Strautman

649 posts in 2857 days


#15 posted 12-01-2012 11:19 AM

Thank you all for the accolades. Someday I might just get to do this professionally. LOL!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

showing 1 through 15 of 18 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase