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Relief carving of a Mining Scene, Red Oak, or Black Ash?

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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 08-25-2006 09:15 PM 2973 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I drove a heavy equipment mining truck back in 1952 & 1953.

Many years later when I viewed this scene in a photograph. It’s exactly the same kind of truck I drove, a 34 ton Euclid.

I thought, I’m going to try carving this scene.

I had this 2” X 10” plank. I’m not sure, but I think it’s Red Oak, but its grain pattern looks a lot like Black Ash. It had the same feel that Red Oak has while carving, so I called it Red Oak. I jointed & glued 2 pieces with a closely matched grain alignment that turned out nicely.

I had it displayed without a frame for quite awhile, but adding the frame to it seemed to enhance the whole carving.
The frame is constructed of Black Walnut & Basswood. The 2 woods seem to really compliment each other along with the Red Oak.

-- -** 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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pat sherman

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#1 posted 08-29-2006 05:07 AM

dick, wonderful carving. like what you did. sigh. love relief carving and i am so bad at it. lol.

thanks for showing us. also love your other carvings .

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 08-29-2006 05:32 AM

Thank you Pat,
Everybody has there wishes. I wish I could draw, & woodburn like you.

-- -** 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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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 01-28-2007 04:55 PM

Brian was asking how to fit a multilevel carving into a frame.
This is the best carving I could use for the explanation. The first thing you do is make a frame like with the walnut to fit close to the outer perimeter of the carving. Then you make an inner frame with thinner stock to fit inside the first frame, and high enough to clear the upper edges of the carving. Then you take, and hold each inner piece, trace the elevation on each side. You then cut along the lines with band saw, or scroll saw .
Then then dry fit the inner frame to make sure it fits the profile, then glue it up.
I hope this is clear enough for you. If not just ask, and I’ll try give you an answer.

I hung this up without a frame for awhile, but adding a frame made it more complete.

This shows how the inner frame fits the profile.

-- -** 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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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 04-14-2008 01:01 AM

Dick;

This is a great job!

You bring up a great point about shadows in relief carving.

You sure have an interesting past!

Lee

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

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pipes

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#5 posted 04-14-2008 01:30 AM

Dick

That is a beautifull piece. Relief carving always looks great because there is a background that adds to the picture. The frame is a great addition

-- Larry...IF A MAN SPEAKS IN THE FOREST AND THERE'S NO WOMAN TO HEAR HIM, IS HE STILL WRONG ?

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#6 posted 04-14-2008 01:38 AM

That is fantastic. Nice memories as well. Sure to become a family heirloom.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#7 posted 04-14-2008 04:23 AM

Your Widgit lead me to this. This is incredible, Dick!

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 04-14-2008 06:05 AM

Thank you to all of you.

This carving has been laying in the weeds for 597 days.

It was nice to see it wake up again.

Thanks to Martin’s Widgets.

-- -** 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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#9 posted 04-14-2008 11:58 AM

Hi Dick,

This one was posted and put in the archives long before I came on board but I am glad it surfaced again. This is a wonderful carving. The ability to carve is a gift and you are blessed for having it.

Nice work.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#10 posted 01-29-2011 01:17 AM

WOW , THIS PROJECT IS AMAZING.

-- What I can do with a piece of wood and mine or your imagination. http://dorielwoodenscollections.blogspot.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 01-29-2011 04:04 PM

dorielwooden!
Thank you for viewing, & the nice comment.

-- -** 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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#12 posted 09-23-2012 02:53 PM

EXXXCELLLENTTT!!!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 09-23-2012 03:37 PM

Thank you! Johnny!

This is one of my favorite carvings. I did this when I was more productive.

I’ve slowed up a lot nowadays.

I see you,re a new member of LJs.

So A BIG WELCOME!

-- -** 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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