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Damask Style Candle Tray - "Duke"

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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 07-07-2015 12:40 PM 1332 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second of five new candle trays that I designed in this series. I call this one “Duke” (SLD509 on my site)

I cut this one from 1/2” walnut on the scroll saw. I love walnut. For this tray, I simply finished it by spraying it with a couple coats of spray shellac. It really brings out the color and grain and looks very beautiful.

The center of the tray is cut on a slight bevel so that it can be pushed slightly down (back) into the frame and it locks into place, raising the frame ever so slightly up off the table and giving the piece interest and dimension.

You can see a video of me cutting this type of tray here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYknif7cAak

I hope you like it. I loved cutting the flowing design. It is my favorite kind of fretwork.

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"





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Roger

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#1 posted 07-07-2015 01:01 PM

Very elegant for setting the mode.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 07-07-2015 01:05 PM

Thanks, Roger – This may be my favorite of this new group. I am glad you like it!

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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majuvla

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#3 posted 07-07-2015 01:54 PM

Amaizing scrolling skill! Beautiful holder.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 07-07-2015 01:55 PM

Thank you very much, Ivan! :)

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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#5 posted 07-07-2015 02:09 PM

Nice Sheila. I like the scroll design even better than the last one, but they are both very nice.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 07-07-2015 02:13 PM

Thanks, Mike. This one is actually a bit easier, but I also like it better. I appreciate your kind words. :)

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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Celticscroller

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#7 posted 07-07-2015 04:16 PM

I like the shape of this one as well as the damask design. Beautiful!

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 07-07-2015 04:19 PM

Thanks, Anna! :)

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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arvanlaar

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#9 posted 07-07-2015 07:52 PM

Very nice holder!

How do you manage to make money selling those at the price you do? How long would one of those take you to make?

-- New to working and learning as much as I can :D

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 07-07-2015 07:59 PM

I don’t sell the finished pieces. The prices are for the PATTERNS only. I can’t make a living making pieces and selling them. People in my area won’t spent the money. They wouldn’t even pay enough to cover the price of the WOOD unfortunately, let alone the finished pieces.

Others, who do them for hobbies and gifts are good customers. The occasional scroller who does shows likes the patterns as well. But with all the cheap crap from China around, people are conditioned to spending so little on something so intricate that there is really very little market for it. Thank goodness there are enough who scroll for a hobby and for the pleasure of scrolling and continue to support my pattern business.

Thank you for your kind comments. :)

-- 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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peteg

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#11 posted 07-07-2015 09:27 PM

More of your lovely work Sheila, you are certainly in sync with that saw of yours :)
I like your video, nice job
cheers
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#12 posted 07-07-2015 09:30 PM

Thanks, Pete! You are very kind. Yes – it gets so that it is an extension of your hands. :) It is a good place to be!

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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CFrye

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#13 posted 07-08-2015 08:06 AM

Beautiful candle tray, Sheila! The walnut is lovely. It is truly a magical moment when the finish goes on. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#14 posted 07-08-2015 11:28 AM

Thank you, Candy! Yes – Walnut is one of my favorite woods to scroll. The photos are sometimes hard to take because it is so dark, but it sure is pretty. :)

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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BritBoxmaker

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#15 posted 07-09-2015 08:32 PM

Sorry I missed this when you posted it, Sheila. Another example of your excellent design and scroll saw cutting work. Well deserved top three too.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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