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Project by Bill Judt posted 03-23-2007 07:21 AM 3493 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Luther’s Rose
32” diameter, 2” thick
Hard Maple
Finished with acrylic paints and top coated with sanding sealer and then paste wax.

This project was commissioned this winter by a Lutheran Church in Massachusetts. The story behind this Reformation symbol is found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luther_seal

The background behind the text is unpainted. The lettering is low relief, but enhanced with a V-groove carved around each letter.

All in all, this was a very enjoyable carving project.

http://www.wwwoodcarver.com/homebase/index.html
bjudt@sasktel.net





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WayneC

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#1 posted 03-23-2007 07:37 AM

Very, very nice. How much time did it take to carve?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 03-23-2007 11:29 AM

this is amazing.
Look at the texture in that flower!1

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

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#3 posted 03-23-2007 01:05 PM

Very nice Bill,
The church must have appreciated 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

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#4 posted 03-23-2007 02:00 PM

I admire such a smooth carving in hard maple. Nice to see that. Thanks for showing it.
Christina

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#5 posted 03-23-2007 05:17 PM

That is a fine looking carving Bill, just beautiful. Hope to see more soon.

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

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Bill Judt

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#6 posted 03-23-2007 07:54 PM

This carving took about 4 weeks – but not 8 hours a day – my arms couldn;t take that much strain. I teach relief carving 10 hours a week besides.

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#7 posted 03-23-2007 10:06 PM

Nice work! Carving Maple is Work!

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#8 posted 03-23-2007 10:14 PM

Very nice Bill. Is the color shape etc a standard from the Luthern Church?

-- 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 †

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