Scroll sawed Vase and Flower

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Project by Celticscroller posted 04-27-2015 02:56 AM 1454 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t posted projects for a while and have just completed this vase and flower scroll sawed project. The vase is based on a pattern by Steve Good ( with celtic overlays, pattern by Sheila Landry ( The vase is scroll sawed from basswood with the sides made from fir and red cedar. The handles of the vase are black walnut. The overlays are black walnut and I added a seed pearl on each butterfly. The flower, based on a pattern by Steve Good is compound cut on the scroll saw with the petals, leaves and stem cut from maple. The centre piece of the flower is cocobolo.
Thank you for looking. Comments are always welcomed.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#1 posted 04-27-2015 03:55 AM

Oh, Anna! What a beautiful project! So many wonderful and different techniques. I love these vases that Steve created. You did a really great job on it! I always love seeing how you incorporate so many wonderful things into your projects. They are very inspiring.


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

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#2 posted 04-27-2015 07:12 AM

Well . . . Spring has sprung, but I must admit this is the first time I’ve seen Celtic butterflies.
Beautiful project Anna. Any idea on the total time involved?

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 04-27-2015 01:39 PM

Very well done!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 04-27-2015 01:56 PM

Lovely, Anna! The detail in the butterfly wings is great. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 04-27-2015 04:36 PM

That is so pretty. You did a fantastic job on both the flower and vase. Love the colors together too.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#6 posted 04-27-2015 04:48 PM

Thank you all for your very kind comments.
John, I’m not sure how much time overall it took me to do this. I’m usually fitting in a few things at a time so don’t really take note of time for a specific project. When I cut out the butterflies, for example, I cut out several of Sheila’s celtic designs at the same time. As I was cutting those out the idea formatted in my head of the vase and flower.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#7 posted 04-27-2015 06:20 PM

Lovely! I made a wooden vase with flowers for a friend of mine as a gift last year – I thought it a great use of scrap wood and a fun project to do. You did a wonderful job on yours.

-- Geoff

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#8 posted 04-28-2015 02:23 AM

Thank you Geoff. I had a look at your vase and flowers project – very well done!

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#9 posted 04-28-2015 08:24 AM

Beautiful set. Nice and realistic flower. I like those small buterflys.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 04-28-2015 12:05 PM

WowZa Anna! That’s gorgeous.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 04-28-2015 04:37 PM

Thank you Roger and Majuvia

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#12 posted 04-30-2015 03:41 AM

Nice one Anna Love it ! You have made a real good job on the Vase and I Love your work on the Flower and Butterflies .

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#13 posted 04-30-2015 09:10 PM

Thank you Bazz. I really enjoyed putting this one together.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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