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A Framed Scroll Saw Portrait - Mother's Day 2015

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Project by MightyWood posted 05-17-2015 10:02 PM 795 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Making a framed scroll saw portrait for Mother’s Day.

I made a portrait of our 20 month old son. He gave it to his mother on Mother’s Day. For the portrait itself I used beech plywood and I stained another sheet black as background. For the frame I used laminated beech and stained it dark brown.

First I transfered the scroll saw pattern which was printed with a laser printer to the beech plywood using acetone. Some areas were not that clear so I had to correct them by hand with a pencil.

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A black stained sheet of plywood was great for the background.

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After drilling many holes, I sawed the portrait with my scroll saw.

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I used a board of laminated wood to create a beveled frame.

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To give it a little more contrast I stained the frame to dark brown.

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After a layer of spray laquer an a light wet sanding with 1000 grid I applied another very light coat and let it dry.

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I used a washer to create a mount for the portrait.

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In the end I am very happy how it turned out. And my girlfriend was happy too.

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Thanks for reading!

Regards,
Daniel

I also made a youtube video! Please check it out and subscribe:

https://youtu.be/HWcdw7JjKVs

-- Daniel @ Mighty Wood, http://mightywood.net / http://youtube.mightywood.net





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PaulDoug

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#1 posted 05-18-2015 02:12 AM

Great job! What a cutie. I bet Mom was very pleased with that.

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

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#2 posted 05-18-2015 04:09 AM

I love the portraits that people scroll. What program do you use to make the picture into a portrait?

-- Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

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MightyWood

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#3 posted 05-18-2015 07:26 AM



Great job! What a cutie. I bet Mom was very pleased with that.

- PaulDoug

Thank you, Paul! Yes, she was! :-)


I love the portraits that people scroll. What program do you use to make the picture into a portrait?

- KarenMW

Thank you, Karen. I used GIMP and a picture from my phone. I watched https://youtu.be/oX2DKCZUiyI and played a little bit with the values and added some imaginary shadows, that’s why the nose is a little too prominent.

Daniel

-- Daniel @ Mighty Wood, http://mightywood.net / http://youtube.mightywood.net

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KarenMW

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#4 posted 05-18-2015 01:54 PM

I’ll have to look into GIMP. These would be a great gift to make for Christmas. Thanks!

-- Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

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#5 posted 05-18-2015 02:09 PM

You did a really nice job on this and I’m sure that she must have loved it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#6 posted 05-18-2015 02:49 PM

Daniel, I am curious, (ya came back for another look) why you transferred your patten to wood like you did as opposed to the tape and spray adhesive method. Don’t have to mess with acetone that way.

You did a great pattern, by the way. I keep practicing, went through those tutorial a couple times, but maybe I just don’t have the eye for it. I still have not made a useable pattern.

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

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MightyWood

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#7 posted 05-18-2015 02:57 PM



Daniel, I am curious, (ya came back for another look) why you transferred your patten to wood like you did as opposed to the tape and spray adhesive method. Don t have to mess with acetone that way.

- PaulDoug

Hi Paul, in the past I had problems with the patterns getting loose. It was easier for me to dump some Acetone rather than having the spray glue trouble (it is also messy). And I had nothing to sand off in the end.

Daniel

-- Daniel @ Mighty Wood, http://mightywood.net / http://youtube.mightywood.net

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