|Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)||posted 07-06-2015 10:14 AM||901 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
I am never great about posting my new projects here. I suppose I figure that many of you read my blog and I don’t want to over-post or “SPAM” the site here. I tend to do things in batches, and more so than not I come up with several new woodworking projects within a very short time.
The latest batch consists of five new candle trays and three new sets of ornaments. I don’t want to show them all at once here (again because I don’t want to flood the project gallery) but I will show one each day. I am kind of proud of them and I really liked how they came out.
This first candle tray I call the “Monarch” (SLD508 if you are interested in the pattern). It is cut from 1/2” mahogany using the scroll saw. Like most of my candle trays, the inside section is cut on a bevel so it drops down and locks into place. This ever so slightly raises the scrolled edge and gives it a little more dimension.
I love cutting candle trays because they are a nice, comfortable size to work with on the scroll saw and they can be used for many different things. This design can easily be used as a picture frame and the elements from it may be applied to other projects as well.
The repetition of the Damask style pattern is fun and relaxing to cut.
The tray is finished with a mixture of beeswax and mineral oil.
I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for looking. :)
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"