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#1 Spencer G

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 02:51 PM

Here is a roper wallet that I recently completed.

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Attached File  Roper Wallet for David01 small.jpg   489.2KB   497 downloadsAttached File  Roper Wallet for David02 small.jpg   457.74KB   432 downloads
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 04:28 PM

Here is a roper wallet that I recently completed.

Soli Deo Gloria,
Spencer G
Attached File  Roper Wallet for David01 small.jpg   489.2KB   497 downloadsAttached File  Roper Wallet for David02 small.jpg   457.74KB   432 downloads


You didn't ask for a critique but......

Your design is done well. It appears you used a pear shader for you background or at least one that has some "round" to it. Your background isn't crisp next to the carving.

Round the corners of the wallet a little more. It makes the stitching look nicer.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 05:46 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I use Barry King's checkered back grounders. I have found that it is difficult to get really smooth and even texture with them. Perhaps it's time to learn to properly use bar grounders instead.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:15 PM

Spencer, I'm new here...I think your knife work shows excellent detail, and understanding of perspective.
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Edited by jim hafley, 26 February 2011 - 09:16 PM.


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Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:46 PM

Here is a roper wallet that I recently completed.

Soli Deo Gloria,
Spencer G
Attached File  Roper Wallet for David01 small.jpg   489.2KB   497 downloadsAttached File  Roper Wallet for David02 small.jpg   457.74KB   432 downloads



very nice!!! Natural look, I digg this......the corners as said a bit rounder, the edges a bit more buffed...maybe a contrast color>?
Your stitches got a bit short for an inch or two.....again, very nice.....love the carving......all in all a heck of a wallet!!


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Posted 27 February 2011 - 02:55 PM

Again, thanks for the comments. I think that the variation in stitch length comes from the increasing thickness of material as more of the card slots pile on each other. It isn't very dramatic, but enough that it slows down my machine's feed rate slightly. As to contrast color, I often do a light antique, but the person for whom I made this prefers an all natural look. I have seen some pieces that I admire which have background painting or dying, but I don't usually feel that it is worth the extra time.

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