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Project by Stan_MT posted 08-18-2007 06:50 PM 1654 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having purchased a Scroll Saw, I was looking for a project to put it to use. Was wrapping up our kitchen remodel at the time and came up with a different sort of valance for the area over the sink.

The wife is a dragonfly fan, so of course a couple dragonfly’s were in order, along with a wheatstalk pattern from one of the woodworking magazines in my collection.

The 5 panels are held in place with turnbuttons on the back, so panels can be replaced. I am planning on making a number of panels for holiday themes, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Birthdays, 4th of July, etc, along with a number of panels if I find a pattern I like and want to try.

Frame is Hickory with standard tongue and groove joinery, panels are 1/4” Hickory ply. 2 each 18” flourescent lights were mounted on the ceiling behind the valance for effect.

Thanks for looking.

-- Stan, Northwest Montana,

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 08-18-2007 07:56 PM

Interesting. I like the way the light comes through. very nice.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Bob Babcock

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#2 posted 08-19-2007 02:28 AM

Very cool idea…Looks great.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#3 posted 08-19-2007 01:30 PM

Neat use of the patterns from WOOD, ShopNotes or was it WoodSmith? Anyway, I like it.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 08-19-2007 02:51 PM

heh, I don’t remember which magazine it was either, but it was originally for epoxy inlaid box lids.

-- Stan, Northwest Montana,

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#5 posted 08-20-2007 04:00 PM

brilliant :)

well done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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