Scroll Sawn Oak Tree Framed with Cherry Stained Birch

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Project by Mark Duncan posted 07-30-2009 10:54 PM 3580 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this after i found some walnut wood my dad had out in the barn. It was a bit thick so I decided to resaw it down to 1/4 inch boards and ended up with 4 boards. I then remembered the Oak tree pattern i tried on some cedar and it ended up not being to successful, because the wood was too soft. I then went back in the house and looked up the pattern on DIY Network’s Wood Works with David Marks and searched a bit and there it was! So I printed it out to the right size and taped it to the walnut and cut 2 boards out at a time on my 1950’s Rockwell Scroll Saw. My intention was to make a 4 sided lamp with slots for interchangeable sheets of paper for different colors. But i didn’t have the money for the hardware for it. So i had some leftover pieces of cherry stained birch so i decided to just make a frame for one to see what it would look like. I liked the look so i stuck with it. I then made a hair over 1/4 inch dado to hold the walnut board. 3 coats on the frame and 2 coats on the walnut of Tung oil, I assembled the frame.

-- Mark Duncan, Central California

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#1 posted 07-30-2009 11:08 PM

good for you mark ,
you are expanding your skills ,
and finding new outlets .
very nice .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 07-30-2009 11:09 PM

Nice Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 07-31-2009 05:08 AM

Looks great. welcome to LJs. I think I just thought of another “You know you are a lumberjock when” you recognize David Marks Oak tree silhouette…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#4 posted 07-31-2009 05:11 AM

great job looks wonderful

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#5 posted 07-31-2009 06:32 AM

Great scroll work and that frame is outstanding also.

Welcome to LJ’s

Keep it up.


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

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