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    Last October I lost my construction job and was out of work only two days. Lucky! The new construction company that I went to work for said that they knew I carved and there would be future work for me. Yea right! Well they came thru last month. A church that we are working on happens to be the church that our owner goes to so he is donating a gift that I am carving. I meet with the church committe and they had invisioned something on a wall that was curved and 40' L. X 16' H. Ouch!

    I decided that if I made three wooden linens hanging from rods I could spread them apart to help take up room. Two linens are 3' X 5' and one is 4' X 5'.



    They wanted their three word mission statement so I gave them my vision for the wall. I was given a go ahead. Yeppy!



    I'll post more pictures tomorrow.

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    Congratulations! I really like what I see so far. Hope you will be able to show us pictures of the completed carvings.

    Safe carving and God Bless,

    Mark

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    • #3
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      Congratulations Roger, you lucky dog! I like your idea a lot. Are you going to attempt to curve the individual panels to fit the wall curvature?

      Looking forward to some progress pics.

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        Way to go, Roger! I like your idea. It should turn out beautiful. Keep us updated on your progress.

        Ed

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        • #5
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          Roger .. if anyone could do it .. you could .. good luck on the project

          Gene

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          • #6
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            Nice plan, that will look great when finished.

            Feb

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              I'm back like a bad cold. LOL! I didn't mention that I'm being paid for this entire project by the hr. plus at completion of it I'll be getting a negotiated sum also? My wife said it best "I'm living a dream right now".

              Enough of the small talk. After two weeks I managed to purchase the rough materials.



              I mill the rough lumber down to useable pieces which were then glued up.



              I then ground the three panels into linens.



              In this two week period I decided that I needed something that would hold these linens as I carved on them and be carver friendly. Lucky me again, one of the guys at work cuts hair and had a barbers chair that he was willing to sell, $50, SOLD!



              I removed all parts except for the hydraulics then added a small 24" X 24" X 2" table. I also mounted a B&D carvers tilting table to that. Now I can go up or down, around and around, and tilt. Yeppy once again!

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              • #8
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                tell ya sounds like you landed a great job. Your project looks like a hard one,will follow progress
                Curt

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                  Back one last time for a while or until I get a little farther. Before I go any farther I apologize for the filthy shop area. The size of these has pushed things all over.

                  In the last week and a half I layed out the linens with all designs on them.



                  I started to ground or at least I think thats what they call it, the relief areas.



                  Now I have started to carve on a couple of linens.





                  That's all for now.

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                  • #10
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                    Looking good! I envy you. As a draftsman, the closest I'll get to carving on the job is making a drawing. They just wouldn't understand having wood chips underfoot on the new office carpet! LOL

                    Bob L

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                    • #11
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                      Yes you are right about that Bob L. Chips and carpet just don't mix. Well, maybe they do. LOL! I keep saying lucky but I guess I somewhat made that luck happen. Thanks Bob!

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                        Great project Rog and you get the barber chair too!! Its always nice to get a new project where you end up with more tools than when you start!

                        Did you mention what wood you are using? Basswood?
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                        • #13
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                          Roger,

                          Looking very good so far - like the progress shots, especially the new carving bench LOL.

                          Don't worry about the shop, I think the only neat shop in the world is Norm's - and I'll bet he has an army to clean up after him.

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                            Originally posted by Anthony Filetti View Post
                            Great project Rog and you get the barber chair too!! Its always nice to get a new project where you end up with more tools than when you start!

                            Did you mention what wood you are using? Basswood?
                            I thought I did but I think a lot of things that aren't. Butternut because I can carve it much faster than oak.

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                              Re: Carving on company time!

                              Originally posted by carver33 View Post
                              Roger,

                              Looking very good so far - like the progress shots, especially the new carving bench LOL.

                              Don't worry about the shop, I think the only neat shop in the world is Norm's - and I'll bet he has an army to clean up after him.
                              Thanks Bill!

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