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Fall Leaf Frame - Intarsia #2

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Project by Jim posted 1730 days ago 3507 views 11 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second frame that I made like this . The pattern is from Kathy Wise, Scroll Saw WorkShop magazine, fall 2005.

The wood is walnut, purpleheart, and yellowheart. Finished with Old Masters gel varnish, clear satin.

The purpleheart was very hard and took a while to shape, but it looks great.

-- http://iamawretch.com/





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1730 days ago

this oustanding work Jim

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scottishrose

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#2 posted 1730 days ago

Wow! the frame IS the picture.

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SteveMI

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#3 posted 1729 days ago

Jim,

I’m going to have to give my scroll saw another chance to teach me something. What number and tooth count blades did you use? What thickness stock did you start with? What techniques did you use for the shaping. Any tips for a newbie at the scroll saw?

I have a dremel 1680 SS, a router and a roto-zip to start with.

I bought a different Kathy Wise book, but wasn’t too successful. Might have started with something too complex. This looks like it might be more forgiving to cut while looking awesome when finished.

Steve.

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RexMcKinnon

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#4 posted 1729 days ago

I agree with scittishrose. Don’t put a picture in it, leave it as is. Very nice.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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SCOTSMAN

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#5 posted 1729 days ago

Beautiful.I love this design well done and Hi to Scottish Rose one of my ain folk . Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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CreekWoodworker

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#6 posted 1729 days ago

Absolutely beautiful.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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Jim

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#7 posted 1729 days ago

Thank you all for the compliments.

@Jim : I used a # 5 Online Platinum Scroll Saw Blades Width: .036, Thickness: .015, Teeth per inch: 13 with 7 reverse tooth. I got these blades from Judy Gale Roberts' site

The wood is 3/8” thick. For this project, I stack-cut the wood (all three at once). Once the boards are taped together with double-sided tape, I wrap the boards in clear packing tape and then cut.

Once cut out and marked, I use my Dremel tool to rough out the contours. See the images of the tools that I added above.

Then I use my Flex Drum Sander which is my bench grinder with a shaft and drum sleeve with 120 grit. I got the Flex Drum Sander from Judy’s site also.

I then take some 150 grit sandpaper and get out any scratches and knock off the sharp edges and points of the leaves.

I finish up with smoothing the pieces with a sanding mop, 220 grit.

I learned these techniques from attending a intarsia class at Judy’s studio and from the intarsia forum at Scrollsawer.com.

Hope this helps. Glad to answer your questions.

-- http://iamawretch.com/

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Walnut_Weasel

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#8 posted 1728 days ago

Wow this looks really great. Nice work.

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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SteveMI

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#9 posted 1728 days ago

pcguy,

Could you write a blog on the class you took at Judy’s. Not a tutorial in scolling, but a flavor for the way it went. I’ve seen some pictures of the studio and read great tidbits about the class. It has to do a bunch for your confidence having been there.

Scrollsawer is a great website for scroll sawing and finishing the intarsia items. I’m a segmentation guy in maple and basswood right now due to not achieving an adequate skill level to move up ($$) to the exotic woods.

Steve.

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kweenbee

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#10 posted 1716 days ago

Well Done!
An absolutely captivating piece.
How do you like the sanding mop?
Is that a pneumatic sanding drum chucked up in the Delta grinder??

-- "The Artful Bodger"

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korys

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#11 posted 1430 days ago

Great job

-- Kory, Greensboro NC

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