it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

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It’s never too early to start with the Christmas presents/projects. This is Sue Mey’s pattern of a snowflake wreath. It’s made from 1/2” antique chestnut (I have a lot of this… :-) ) and it only took 5 hours to cut out. The added bonus was that I only broke one scroll saw blade in the process. All cuts done with a #1 spiral blade.

I plan to make a few of the wreaths and sell them at a craft show this winter, although the ones I make for that will most likely be made out of red oak. I have a pretty good supply of wide boards there, too…

After two hours of cutting, I really needed to take a break, as I started to get a little sloppy with my cuts. Went back a few hours later and finished it. I will probably put a coat or two of a gloss poly on it.

A fun project, and there were 10 patterns in the package, so I’ll end up doing most of them before too long.

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#1 posted 06-17-2014 06:23 AM

Great looking wreath. I respect you allot using spiral blades. I have been a heavy scroller for over 20 years and that is the one blade I stay away from….

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 06-17-2014 01:05 PM

Nicely executed! This is a very handsome wreath that has a lot of nice detail.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 06-17-2014 03:00 PM

A very nice piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 06-17-2014 04:53 PM

That’s really cool looking, not your standard wreath. great job!

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#5 posted 06-17-2014 06:01 PM

Very nicely done, even if you do make the rest of us look bad. LOL

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 06-18-2014 04:29 AM

Thanks a lot, Steve… now that song is stuck in my head! LOL

The wreath looks great. How wide is it?

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#7 posted 06-18-2014 04:31 AM

these are about 9 1/2” wide. And trust me, I was singing that song while I was cutting out the second one… it’s in my head, too.

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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