Scrollsaw Portrait

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Project by PCorl posted 05-11-2009 01:32 PM 1534 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My niece’s son was born with Down Syndrome and other severe health problems. He died just before his second birthday. I made this scrollsawn portrait for her and her husband. The portrait is made from 1/4 inch thick oak. I had a difficult time with the pattern but received help from fellow scrollers at The Scrollers Cafe. Without there help this project would not have turned out so well.

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#1 posted 05-11-2009 02:54 PM

Very nice likeness.

I can’t even imagine the pain of losing a young child like that.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 05-11-2009 04:46 PM

cute little guy well done

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 05-11-2009 09:03 PM

Great job on the cut.


-- Greg S.E. Ga.

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#4 posted 05-12-2009 01:26 AM

Very nicely done. I am sure the family was pleased. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 05-12-2009 02:22 AM

Very nice job. I’m sure the family will love to have this rememberance.

My condolences to all.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 05-12-2009 12:33 PM

a wonderful job and beautiful gift.
My heart goes out to the family :(

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 05-12-2009 09:50 PM

What a beautiful spirit you captured in this work of art. Well done and thank you for sharing such a personal experience. Your portrait displays perfectly how this child should be remembered, with a smile and the love it took for you to finish this project.


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#8 posted 05-13-2009 01:26 AM

Great job… What a wonderful project….

Thanks for sharing…


-- Happy and safe woodworking,

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#9 posted 07-14-2009 10:35 PM

That is amazing. I’m sure his family loved it. My condolances

-- Hey, It will always make good firewood!!

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#10 posted 07-14-2009 10:44 PM

That truely is beautiful and a great reminder to the family of a wonderful son

and on a woodworking line i would love to be able to create such stunning work


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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