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Project by Chris posted 02-05-2015 08:52 PM 2120 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A customer liked my Lake Gaston trays and asked if I could cut a large lake cutout for a wall hanging. Well, here it is. Used 1/4” walnut plywood and finished piece is 5’ wide. Large scale cuts on a scroll saw are tough, so I did this in 2 sections. There is one bridge that crosses the lake so I included it for perspective (and to hide the joint). I think I will have to make a second one for myself! Thanks for looking.

-- Chris, Virginia

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#1 posted 02-05-2015 09:45 PM

Whoa ! This is really nice. One of my favorites.

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#2 posted 02-06-2015 01:04 AM

Great job on the scrolling. With each piece being about 2 1/2’ long, did you use flat blades or spirals?

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#3 posted 02-06-2015 03:03 AM

That is so great work! Can you do a pacific Ocean? I mean Radioactive and all that. You could cover it with some glow in the dark paint

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#4 posted 02-06-2015 05:41 AM

I really like what you are doing! Very interesting indeed.

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#5 posted 02-06-2015 08:00 AM

very cool. It is amazing to think of turning that board to make each of those cuts.

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#6 posted 02-06-2015 11:07 AM

Thanks for the comments, and yes I did use a spiral blade. Now way to turn a piece this large on a scroll saw table.

-- Chris, Virginia

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#7 posted 02-06-2015 02:51 PM

Amazing. The edges must be really fragile. Best that it’s up on a wall!

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#8 posted 02-06-2015 03:10 PM

Very cool great job.

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#9 posted 02-06-2015 06:44 PM

I love it! How long did it take?

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#10 posted 02-07-2015 07:23 AM

Nice instalation

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#11 posted 02-07-2015 03:39 PM

The word “fractals” came to mind.

Very nice work!

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