LumberJocks

Lavender May - basswood

  • Advertise with us
Project by Jordan posted 01-15-2014 07:57 PM 1055 views 1 time favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Firstly I’d like to thank Ms DebbieP for considering me important enough to share my experience/inexperience in this month’s newsletter. I am proud to have been selected.

It was just yesterday that I told someone who was buying one of my tools, about the Lumberjock’s community so expect a new member from Calgary.

Lavender May is the biggest project I have ever done and as I toiled with turning it round and round to work on, I realized that I need not have laminated the bottom section on so early. So I am still learning.

The simulated beads number 60,000 so believe me, I realized after about 500 that I had bitten off more than I cared to chew. nevertheless, I got it done and am taking it to my next show which is the Western Master’ Art Show in Great Falls Montana, March 18-22.

If you’re from the area I’d love to meet you.

Happy New Year to all, yes, we have had our fair share of -40 weather but today it’s plus 10, which is about 52F so the mountains of snow are melting quickly.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com





31 comments so far

View Gary's profile

Gary

7377 posts in 2124 days


#1 posted 01-15-2014 08:02 PM

Great to hear from you again, Jordan. Beautiful work, as always. You certainly qualify as one of the “Masters”

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

View lew's profile

lew

10094 posts in 2446 days


#2 posted 01-15-2014 08:14 PM

Jordan, your work boggles the mind!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View nonickswood's profile

nonickswood

412 posts in 1078 days


#3 posted 01-15-2014 08:15 PM

Truly Extraordinary! Amazing Work!! You look Great in Native attire Jordan~ Next you will need proper Head Dressing.

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

View tefinn's profile

tefinn

1215 posts in 1128 days


#4 posted 01-15-2014 08:20 PM

Wow! Unbelievable! Please, we need some more pics with close-up details.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

View LittlePaw's profile

LittlePaw

1571 posts in 1769 days


#5 posted 01-15-2014 08:21 PM

Stay warm, Jordan. You are truly the Master of all Masters!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

View Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist's profile

Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

5187 posts in 1999 days


#6 posted 01-15-2014 09:26 PM

It took Ms DebbieP to jump start your posting again and I am glad you’re back. such an amazing carving.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

View Hacksaw007's profile

Hacksaw007

593 posts in 1880 days


#7 posted 01-15-2014 10:17 PM

Hate to seem dumb, but is this all made from wood?

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

View Karson's profile

Karson

34891 posts in 3091 days


#8 posted 01-15-2014 10:39 PM

Wow Jordan. You have patience

-- 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 grizzman's profile

grizzman

7099 posts in 1994 days


#9 posted 01-15-2014 10:58 PM

no wonder you have not posted here, if i dressed like that …lol..well at least the size is right, a project like this is really unbelieveable, its off the chart…its a beauty..whoever buys this is getting some art…..great job,

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

View Jordan's profile

Jordan

1358 posts in 1815 days


#10 posted 01-15-2014 11:13 PM

Hmmm, Grizz – is it my senility or do I remember someone else in a dress some time ago? Hello Boys? LOL.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

View grizzman's profile

grizzman

7099 posts in 1994 days


#11 posted 01-15-2014 11:16 PM

oh man, you would have to bring that up…i can say this, you look much better then i did…lol…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

7801 posts in 2743 days


#12 posted 01-15-2014 11:54 PM

Looks like it fits TOO!

Beautiful job! LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

View shipwright's profile

shipwright

5097 posts in 1489 days


#13 posted 01-16-2014 12:37 AM

I love it Jordan. Just soooo good!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

View sras's profile

sras

3876 posts in 1820 days


#14 posted 01-16-2014 12:49 AM

Looks like you used too much starch ;)

Seriously that is a totally fantastic piece!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

View Northwest29's profile

Northwest29

792 posts in 1181 days


#15 posted 01-16-2014 12:57 AM

Should have asked an obvious (?) question: How long do you estimate it took to 1) cave it and 2) to paint it?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

showing 1 through 15 of 31 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