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This is a cross I chip carved for the 2013 Dayton Artistry In Wood woodcarving show. This is made of basswood and is 10” x 15”.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 183 days ago

fantastic as always .. loved the “arched windows” effect (that’s what I see, anyway)

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

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MyChipCarving

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#2 posted 183 days ago

Solid design and chip carving I’ve come to expect from you, Roger. Very nice! I like it!

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996

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Roger Strautman

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#3 posted 183 days ago

Pleasing designs are the hardest for me. I tend to make a few practice boards with different design possibles before settling on one. Thanks for the comments!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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steve_in_ohio

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#4 posted 183 days ago

Wow, that is beautiful, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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Karson

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#5 posted 183 days ago

Roiger A great carving , Beautiful design.

-- 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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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 183 days ago

It’s beautifully executed. You are very talented.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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deon

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#7 posted 182 days ago

Very gothic yes, looks great

-- Dreaming patterns

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Pieter

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#8 posted 182 days ago

Beautiful work!
Pieter

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Vintagetoni

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#9 posted 182 days ago

This is lovely….& inspiring. I understand a traditional method of coloring for depth was done with coffee grounds. Being a light tea drinker myself, I’m wondering how you finish your crosses. They are all beautiful!

-- toni --- SW WI...working on shop setup....wish I could say diligently. "Time is a healer, a friend & a maker of dreams."

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Roger Strautman

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#10 posted 182 days ago

Thank you everyone for the kind comments!

My finishing technique is a bit different on chip carvings. Before I start too layout or carve the piece I sand to a 200 grit then spray a thin coat of Deft lacquer to seal the surface because basswood takes stain dark. I then carve the piece and lightly sand off any leftover marks carving. I now will spray another coat of sealer on the piece and then stain it with a gel stain. Because chip carvings aren’t subject to a lot of handling I finish the piece with the Deft spray lacquer which I like because each coat melts itself into the last coat sprayed and it leaves a very beautiful finish. Thanks for asking.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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Vintagetoni

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#11 posted 181 days ago

Thank you, Roger! Its a beautiful result & I wouldn’t have had the courage to try putting stain on a chip carving without your advice!

-- toni --- SW WI...working on shop setup....wish I could say diligently. "Time is a healer, a friend & a maker of dreams."

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Colin

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#12 posted 178 days ago

Hello Roger, as usual your work is very crisp and accurate and symmetrical with a greatattention to detail. I am always amazed at your ability to produce new designs that I haven’t seen in books or anywhere else.#

well done once again.

kind regards

Colin

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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