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Forum topic by Roger Strautman posted 12-24-2012 07:12 PM 1113 views 3 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Roger Strautman

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12-24-2012 07:12 PM

Topic tags/keywords: chip carving holly 2

Most of my woodcarving is what is called chip carving and can be very detailed. This past year at a woodcarving show there is a very good miniature caricature carver who made a miniature chip carving. All I could say was “if he can do that I can.” So the challenge was on and at the Dayton woodcarving show there was a category for a carving that had to fit into a 2” cube so I made a 1 7/8” cube, just in case their box was small. LOL! I made this cube out of holly wood because of the small details basswood would not hold them and holly would. Well I did take a blue ribbon with it after all.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"


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#1 posted 12-24-2012 07:14 PM

What a COOL project. Love it.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#2 posted 12-24-2012 07:35 PM

That looks very painstaking.. you must have a lot of patience to do that. You should post this as a project so more people will see it.

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#3 posted 12-24-2012 09:01 PM

definitely post this as a project AND …. wouldn’t it be fun to have a little friendly challenge here at LumberJocks to do a 2” carving?

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

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#4 posted 12-24-2012 10:28 PM

WOW…that is inspiring! I just got started in chip carving—-thanks for making me want to keep practicing! Beautiful work.

-- Steve http://vaughtwoodworks.wordpress.com

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#5 posted 12-24-2012 10:39 PM

Very cool Roger

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#6 posted 12-25-2012 12:06 AM

That looks tedious and awesome. I want to learn how to carve like this now.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#7 posted 12-25-2012 12:58 AM

Roger: A great challenge and congratulations.

-- 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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#8 posted 12-25-2012 01:01 AM

Debbie:

Maybe revise your challenge to be something to fit in a 2” box.

That way it wouldn’t be limited to carving.

-- 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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#9 posted 12-25-2012 01:41 AM

Nicely executed! Especially like the two layer excavations!
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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#10 posted 12-25-2012 05:59 PM

That is a serious work of art!

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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#11 posted 12-28-2012 03:39 AM

After seeing this, I broke out a few of my antique carving knives to see if I could carve anything at all.
Nope.
Thats awesome.
Thanks for sharing!

-- I cut it twice and it's still too short!

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#12 posted 12-28-2012 03:42 AM

I would experience death by a 1000 cuts. You create a masterpiece. Alas different we are.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#13 posted 01-04-2013 03:58 AM

Holy moses at the perfection in those cuts. I’m not sure I could do that, even though I’ve take a class with Barry…

Nice work!

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#14 posted 05-08-2013 01:05 AM

Fantastical! Don’t know how I missed this post. Your work is always high-caliber. Steve

-- Steve, 'Sconie Great White North

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#15 posted 05-08-2013 01:13 AM

How long does it take to do something like that? It’s fantastic btw.

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