2" cube

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Project by Roger Strautman posted 12-25-2012 03:54 AM 1607 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted this in the woodcarving forum and was told to post it here in the projects also.

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, Don Mertz, 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. To my surprise I did take a blue ribbon with it.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#1 posted 12-25-2012 04:51 AM

Wow, that’s fantastic detail work. Nice!

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#2 posted 12-25-2012 06:48 AM

Very nice carving,great job

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#3 posted 12-25-2012 09:37 AM

that last one—- so much work and all on a little piece of wood.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 12-25-2012 11:40 AM

Lets just say this piece keep me out of trouble for awhile. LOL!!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#5 posted 12-25-2012 12:56 PM

very appealing. beautiful work. thanks for sharing.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#6 posted 12-25-2012 01:48 PM

This is truly amazing work Roger. Carving so detailed and that precise on such a small scale is truly remarkable. I greatly admire the sharpening skills it takes to achieve the edge needed for this kind of work. It would be interesting to see the knife(s) used.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 12-25-2012 06:03 PM

Beautiful work, Roger.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 12-26-2012 06:11 PM

I’m not at all surprised you took a blue ribbon—that’s amazing.

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#9 posted 12-26-2012 06:30 PM

Thank you everyone!

The hardest part to the whole piece was laying out the patterns. Your cuts are only as good as the line layout and that is the reason why I used a .03mm pencil for layout.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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