Scroll Saw Forum #3: Been Doing Some Experimenting

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by TripleB posted 07-21-2012 03:45 AM 8478 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Something Different For Me, Intarsia? Part 3 of Scroll Saw Forum series Part 4: Sometimes even Brain Farts can work out! »

A good friend and I were doing one of our very frequent Think Tanks (sounds better than just talking) and we wanted to do something a little different than just typical scroll saw fretwork style cuttings. Basically we came up with an idea to make typical fretwork a bit more exciting. Simply by overlaying shaped pieces of wood on top of a portrait style piece of fretwork. We decided that I would come up with a pattern and She would do the hard work of cutting them out and making the pieces, the following two pictures are the results of our “Think Tank”

This one is a pattern by “Grandpa” Paul from the “Free 4 all Scroll Saw Patterns” website. We simply added definition to the cliff to make it POP by overlaying different types of wood sincethe cliff is a prominent feature in this pattern. My friend did an excellent job of cutting the pattern out and bringing the piece to it’s conclusion. This was our second attempt at the new found style of overlayed portrait making.

Below is our first attempt. We were simply trying to make a unique pattern for a friend of her’s as a house warming present. Yes he is a male!

It was a lot of fun collaborating with my friend on these projects, I’m sure we will be doing many more.


Scroll Saw Forum

-- Join me at

3 comments so far

View rejo55's profile


190 posts in 2238 days

#1 posted 07-21-2012 11:29 AM

Fantastic idea!!! So what do you call this new genre…fretworquetarsia?
Beautiful stuff and I love it. Do some more soon.
Have a good’un

-- rejo55, East Texas

View stefang's profile


15881 posts in 3330 days

#2 posted 07-21-2012 11:43 AM

Very creative thinking and with impressive results. I’m sure you have founded a new scroll saw category with these pieces. it will be fun to watch it evolve!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View jerrells's profile


918 posts in 2881 days

#3 posted 07-21-2012 01:48 PM

VERY INTERESTING. I just posted on my BLOG about exploring new ideas. Then I looked at the BLOG archive and saw your post. Great minds run in the same channel – RIGHT.


-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics