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Project by jerrells posted 08-23-2014 03:48 PM 597 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this decorative garden cart for a friend of mine. It is made from 1/8 Baltic Birch Plywood. The first step was to pre-sand the wood to 220 grit with my random orbit sander. Then I attached painters tape and the patterns, drill the blade entry holes and started cutting. After the parts are completely cut I remove all of the renaming pattern pieces, Then I start hand sanding with 220 grit paper and work up to 400 grit, with very light strokes. Then I apply pre-stain conditioner and let that dry for a few hours. Next I apply walnut stain (in this case), one or two coats as needed for the desired tint I want. After that dries I start applying spray finish. Generally about three coats over three days.

The final measurements are: 11 inches long, 3 inches wide and 4 inches tall

When I make many of my scroll saw projects the hardest part is not cutting the pieces out but assembling them correctly. To do so I make a fixture (the last picture) to hold the parts correctly so I can glue them together. This is an example of part of a project I am working on. There are three pieces (stained light walnut) being held till the glue dries. Then I will use this fixture (the white wood below), or make another one, for the remaining two side pieces. YES, it takes a little more time however, if done correctly, the parts fit perfectly.

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





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 08-23-2014 03:52 PM

Looks great Jerrell! Beautiful cutting, as always! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Vicki

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#2 posted 08-23-2014 05:04 PM

That’s a beautiful piece, so delicate. I find it hard to cut wood that thin and have to stack cut. What’s your secret?

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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jerrells

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#3 posted 08-23-2014 05:21 PM

Vicki, I stack cut also

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

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