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Making carving samples and the frame.

Finally back with the next steps in this project. Chip carving relies heavily on shadows so when designing the frame profile I had to make sure that the angle of the frame wasn't to much or to little other wise the carvings won't show up under the lighting of the picture. Making the frame was a trial and err process for me. The first picture shows how I was able to get both pieces that make up the frame with one angled cut and by flipping the small piece over.

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I also made several samples of ideas I had for some of the elements in the carving.

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After I had my designs decided I the made a sample corner of the frame for the customer to approve. The frame is made of basswood. I am going to have a good friend of mine how is a decorative painter do the glazing finishing on this.

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That's all for now and the next time I should have some pictures of the carving process.
 

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Making carving samples and the frame.

Finally back with the next steps in this project. Chip carving relies heavily on shadows so when designing the frame profile I had to make sure that the angle of the frame wasn't to much or to little other wise the carvings won't show up under the lighting of the picture. Making the frame was a trial and err process for me. The first picture shows how I was able to get both pieces that make up the frame with one angled cut and by flipping the small piece over.

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I also made several samples of ideas I had for some of the elements in the carving.

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After I had my designs decided I the made a sample corner of the frame for the customer to approve. The frame is made of basswood. I am going to have a good friend of mine how is a decorative painter do the glazing finishing on this.

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That's all for now and the next time I should have some pictures of the carving process.
Hi Roger,

Thanks for the post on carving. I enjoy making frames but would not dream of trying to carve elements like this into them. Having the ability to carve is a gift. But as a non-carver I enjoy seeing this talent expressed by those who have these skills.

From what I can see you have created a unique frame.
 

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Making carving samples and the frame.

Finally back with the next steps in this project. Chip carving relies heavily on shadows so when designing the frame profile I had to make sure that the angle of the frame wasn't to much or to little other wise the carvings won't show up under the lighting of the picture. Making the frame was a trial and err process for me. The first picture shows how I was able to get both pieces that make up the frame with one angled cut and by flipping the small piece over.

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I also made several samples of ideas I had for some of the elements in the carving.

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After I had my designs decided I the made a sample corner of the frame for the customer to approve. The frame is made of basswood. I am going to have a good friend of mine how is a decorative painter do the glazing finishing on this.

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That's all for now and the next time I should have some pictures of the carving process.
Hello Roger, Very Nice way to make some very cool wood Frames. I haven't made any frames myself yet, but the wifes been after me to make some. I especially like how you've made them and have given them that extra special touch with the Carving. Keep up the great work…..your brother in woodworking John
 

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Making carving samples and the frame.

Finally back with the next steps in this project. Chip carving relies heavily on shadows so when designing the frame profile I had to make sure that the angle of the frame wasn't to much or to little other wise the carvings won't show up under the lighting of the picture. Making the frame was a trial and err process for me. The first picture shows how I was able to get both pieces that make up the frame with one angled cut and by flipping the small piece over.

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I also made several samples of ideas I had for some of the elements in the carving.

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After I had my designs decided I the made a sample corner of the frame for the customer to approve. The frame is made of basswood. I am going to have a good friend of mine how is a decorative painter do the glazing finishing on this.

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That's all for now and the next time I should have some pictures of the carving process.
Roger a great looking frame. A nice job.
 

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Making carving samples and the frame.

Finally back with the next steps in this project. Chip carving relies heavily on shadows so when designing the frame profile I had to make sure that the angle of the frame wasn't to much or to little other wise the carvings won't show up under the lighting of the picture. Making the frame was a trial and err process for me. The first picture shows how I was able to get both pieces that make up the frame with one angled cut and by flipping the small piece over.

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I also made several samples of ideas I had for some of the elements in the carving.

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After I had my designs decided I the made a sample corner of the frame for the customer to approve. The frame is made of basswood. I am going to have a good friend of mine how is a decorative painter do the glazing finishing on this.

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That's all for now and the next time I should have some pictures of the carving process.
Great looking frame. Man, I wish I could carve.
 

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Making carving samples and the frame.

Finally back with the next steps in this project. Chip carving relies heavily on shadows so when designing the frame profile I had to make sure that the angle of the frame wasn't to much or to little other wise the carvings won't show up under the lighting of the picture. Making the frame was a trial and err process for me. The first picture shows how I was able to get both pieces that make up the frame with one angled cut and by flipping the small piece over.

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I also made several samples of ideas I had for some of the elements in the carving.

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After I had my designs decided I the made a sample corner of the frame for the customer to approve. The frame is made of basswood. I am going to have a good friend of mine how is a decorative painter do the glazing finishing on this.

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That's all for now and the next time I should have some pictures of the carving process.
Hi Roger excellent work as usual, I appreciate the story of how you progress the design through to the finished frame.
 

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Making carving samples and the frame.

Finally back with the next steps in this project. Chip carving relies heavily on shadows so when designing the frame profile I had to make sure that the angle of the frame wasn't to much or to little other wise the carvings won't show up under the lighting of the picture. Making the frame was a trial and err process for me. The first picture shows how I was able to get both pieces that make up the frame with one angled cut and by flipping the small piece over.

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I also made several samples of ideas I had for some of the elements in the carving.

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After I had my designs decided I the made a sample corner of the frame for the customer to approve. The frame is made of basswood. I am going to have a good friend of mine how is a decorative painter do the glazing finishing on this.

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That's all for now and the next time I should have some pictures of the carving process.
That's a dandy, Roger. But, we expect that from you!!!LOL
 

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Making carving samples and the frame.

Finally back with the next steps in this project. Chip carving relies heavily on shadows so when designing the frame profile I had to make sure that the angle of the frame wasn't to much or to little other wise the carvings won't show up under the lighting of the picture. Making the frame was a trial and err process for me. The first picture shows how I was able to get both pieces that make up the frame with one angled cut and by flipping the small piece over.

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I also made several samples of ideas I had for some of the elements in the carving.

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After I had my designs decided I the made a sample corner of the frame for the customer to approve. The frame is made of basswood. I am going to have a good friend of mine how is a decorative painter do the glazing finishing on this.

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That's all for now and the next time I should have some pictures of the carving process.
Thank you for showing the options .. I like watching how people "think through" the process!
great job
 

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Making carving samples and the frame.

Finally back with the next steps in this project. Chip carving relies heavily on shadows so when designing the frame profile I had to make sure that the angle of the frame wasn't to much or to little other wise the carvings won't show up under the lighting of the picture. Making the frame was a trial and err process for me. The first picture shows how I was able to get both pieces that make up the frame with one angled cut and by flipping the small piece over.

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I also made several samples of ideas I had for some of the elements in the carving.

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After I had my designs decided I the made a sample corner of the frame for the customer to approve. The frame is made of basswood. I am going to have a good friend of mine how is a decorative painter do the glazing finishing on this.

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That's all for now and the next time I should have some pictures of the carving process.
Great frame, Roger. I want to thank you for the angle cutting method for getting a deeper frame. So simple I never would have thought of it. It opens all kind of options for me.
 

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Making carving samples and the frame.

Finally back with the next steps in this project. Chip carving relies heavily on shadows so when designing the frame profile I had to make sure that the angle of the frame wasn't to much or to little other wise the carvings won't show up under the lighting of the picture. Making the frame was a trial and err process for me. The first picture shows how I was able to get both pieces that make up the frame with one angled cut and by flipping the small piece over.

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I also made several samples of ideas I had for some of the elements in the carving.

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After I had my designs decided I the made a sample corner of the frame for the customer to approve. The frame is made of basswood. I am going to have a good friend of mine how is a decorative painter do the glazing finishing on this.

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That's all for now and the next time I should have some pictures of the carving process.
Hi Roger;

Wow! Very creative.

Obviously you have some very sharp chisels to get clean cuts like that.

Is that tulip poplar?

Great job!

Lee
 

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Making carving samples and the frame.

Finally back with the next steps in this project. Chip carving relies heavily on shadows so when designing the frame profile I had to make sure that the angle of the frame wasn't to much or to little other wise the carvings won't show up under the lighting of the picture. Making the frame was a trial and err process for me. The first picture shows how I was able to get both pieces that make up the frame with one angled cut and by flipping the small piece over.

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I also made several samples of ideas I had for some of the elements in the carving.

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After I had my designs decided I the made a sample corner of the frame for the customer to approve. The frame is made of basswood. I am going to have a good friend of mine how is a decorative painter do the glazing finishing on this.

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That's all for now and the next time I should have some pictures of the carving process.
Thanks for posting, like the thought process for design and great frame. Look forward to the carving lesson.
 

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Making carving samples and the frame.

Finally back with the next steps in this project. Chip carving relies heavily on shadows so when designing the frame profile I had to make sure that the angle of the frame wasn't to much or to little other wise the carvings won't show up under the lighting of the picture. Making the frame was a trial and err process for me. The first picture shows how I was able to get both pieces that make up the frame with one angled cut and by flipping the small piece over.

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I also made several samples of ideas I had for some of the elements in the carving.

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After I had my designs decided I the made a sample corner of the frame for the customer to approve. The frame is made of basswood. I am going to have a good friend of mine how is a decorative painter do the glazing finishing on this.

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That's all for now and the next time I should have some pictures of the carving process.
Thank you everyone! It sure makes me feel good that what I offer with the carving is accepted here on LJ, all though with chip carving I do have to make what I carve on.

Lee, the wood is basswood and I use only one knife to carve all of these elements on the frame. I only use a knife on soft woods but on hard woods I will use chisels to make the initial cuts then I will go back over all the cuts with a knife to give them the machined look. It's a lot of work but the end result is perfection or at least I like to think so. LOL!
 

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Making carving samples and the frame.

Finally back with the next steps in this project. Chip carving relies heavily on shadows so when designing the frame profile I had to make sure that the angle of the frame wasn't to much or to little other wise the carvings won't show up under the lighting of the picture. Making the frame was a trial and err process for me. The first picture shows how I was able to get both pieces that make up the frame with one angled cut and by flipping the small piece over.

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I also made several samples of ideas I had for some of the elements in the carving.

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After I had my designs decided I the made a sample corner of the frame for the customer to approve. The frame is made of basswood. I am going to have a good friend of mine how is a decorative painter do the glazing finishing on this.

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That's all for now and the next time I should have some pictures of the carving process.
Roger!

As usual you came through with another beautiful creation.

It looks like the Basswood took the stain real well. I've had problems blotching when I stain it.

I like the design of the frame, it looks great.
 

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Carving completed

This weekend I managed to finish the chip carving on the frame. I dry fitted the frame to make sure the corners carvings would all line up together.

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As you can see I carved the frame unassembled because of its overall size.

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The carving time on ths was 7 hours total.

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The edge designs 1 1/2 hrs. , Sleds 1 1/2 hrs. , Dates & diamonds 1 1/2 hrs. , Rope 2 1/2 hrs.

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The pieces have been sent on to my friend and next week I'll put the frame together.
 

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Carving completed

This weekend I managed to finish the chip carving on the frame. I dry fitted the frame to make sure the corners carvings would all line up together.

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As you can see I carved the frame unassembled because of its overall size.

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The carving time on ths was 7 hours total.

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The edge designs 1 1/2 hrs. , Sleds 1 1/2 hrs. , Dates & diamonds 1 1/2 hrs. , Rope 2 1/2 hrs.

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The pieces have been sent on to my friend and next week I'll put the frame together.
That's sure going to be a fabulous looking frame.

It looks great, even without the final finish.
 

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Carving completed

This weekend I managed to finish the chip carving on the frame. I dry fitted the frame to make sure the corners carvings would all line up together.

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As you can see I carved the frame unassembled because of its overall size.

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The carving time on ths was 7 hours total.

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The edge designs 1 1/2 hrs. , Sleds 1 1/2 hrs. , Dates & diamonds 1 1/2 hrs. , Rope 2 1/2 hrs.

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The pieces have been sent on to my friend and next week I'll put the frame together.
VERY VERY NICE GREAT WORK. Please post pix when assembled?
 

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Carving completed

This weekend I managed to finish the chip carving on the frame. I dry fitted the frame to make sure the corners carvings would all line up together.

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As you can see I carved the frame unassembled because of its overall size.

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The carving time on ths was 7 hours total.

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The edge designs 1 1/2 hrs. , Sleds 1 1/2 hrs. , Dates & diamonds 1 1/2 hrs. , Rope 2 1/2 hrs.

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The pieces have been sent on to my friend and next week I'll put the frame together.
I didn't realize how BIG the frame was!
I enjoyed the "in action" photo.

Gorgeous as always.
 

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Carving completed

This weekend I managed to finish the chip carving on the frame. I dry fitted the frame to make sure the corners carvings would all line up together.

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As you can see I carved the frame unassembled because of its overall size.

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The carving time on ths was 7 hours total.

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The edge designs 1 1/2 hrs. , Sleds 1 1/2 hrs. , Dates & diamonds 1 1/2 hrs. , Rope 2 1/2 hrs.

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The pieces have been sent on to my friend and next week I'll put the frame together.
Beautiful work Roger!
 

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Carving completed

This weekend I managed to finish the chip carving on the frame. I dry fitted the frame to make sure the corners carvings would all line up together.

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As you can see I carved the frame unassembled because of its overall size.

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The carving time on ths was 7 hours total.

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The edge designs 1 1/2 hrs. , Sleds 1 1/2 hrs. , Dates & diamonds 1 1/2 hrs. , Rope 2 1/2 hrs.

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The pieces have been sent on to my friend and next week I'll put the frame together.
I like it, Roger. It reminds me of the best of the "Scrim" work done by sailors of yesteryear. Good work.
 

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Carving completed

This weekend I managed to finish the chip carving on the frame. I dry fitted the frame to make sure the corners carvings would all line up together.

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As you can see I carved the frame unassembled because of its overall size.

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The carving time on ths was 7 hours total.

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The edge designs 1 1/2 hrs. , Sleds 1 1/2 hrs. , Dates & diamonds 1 1/2 hrs. , Rope 2 1/2 hrs.

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The pieces have been sent on to my friend and next week I'll put the frame together.
Great job. This reminds me, I used to do a lot of chip carving, need to sharpen the knife and get back in the swing. Your detail work will serve as an inspiration, as well as a really high level of craftsmanship to reach! Thanks for the progress photos too.
 
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