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These baskets were made using Steve Good’s pattern, available from his website…lots of free patterns there. http://scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com/
They are very economical, but time consuming. Each basket requires only a 3/8” thick x 5.5” x 5.5” piece of wood, and some CA glue. The woods used for these are walnut, maple, mahogany and the one with the live edge is from an ash log that I had laying around in the shop.
Thanks for viewing and comments.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz





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Maveric777

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#1 posted 1669 days ago

Neat little baskets Steve. I’m going to have to give this a try. Great job!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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mtkate

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#2 posted 1669 days ago

Looks like the URL above is no longer valid.

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shopdog

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#3 posted 1669 days ago

Sorry about the URL…it’s been fixed

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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mtkate

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#4 posted 1669 days ago

Works – great! Can’t wait to explore.

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richgreer

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#5 posted 1669 days ago

I really like these because they are different than anything else I have seen. I own a pretty good scroll saw but I have not used it much. Frankly, I don’t have the patience to do the integrate patterns one often sees in scroll saw work. This looks doable and I like the result so I will have to give it a try.

Thanks for posting.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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jayjay

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#6 posted 1669 days ago

Neat. I could see endless possibilities building those.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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woodworm

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#7 posted 1669 days ago

Beautiful work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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stefang

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#8 posted 1669 days ago

Very nice, and I, like Rich haven’t see these before. I’m sure the wives would appreciate them as candy dishes etc.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 1669 days ago

These are cool Steve ,it takes a lot of patience.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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shopdog

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#10 posted 1669 days ago

Thanks for the comments.
Nobody asked, but you can stack cut 2 pieces of wood, or even 3 (maybe reduce the thickness to 1/4”).
You can also increase the thickness to make a taller basket. When I stack cut, I shoot 18 gauge brads into the waste areas around the edges. I use a very small blade…(#1 FD-UR Flying Dutchman). You need some of those tiny drill bits so that you can start the cut on the lines. I always start cutting from the inside.
My wife loves them, and so do my friends.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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GaryK

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#11 posted 1669 days ago

Very cool! I really like those.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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LittlePaw

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#12 posted 1668 days ago

It’s amazing how something that simple could also be so complicated! I’m not showing these to my wife, sorry. i can’t afford to go buy a scroll saw to do it.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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MrsN

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#13 posted 1668 days ago

I like the natural edge piece, that is a very cool idea.

-- ----- www.KNWoodworking.com ----- --

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Hawaiilad

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#14 posted 1649 days ago

Nice bowls Steve, I have made hundreds of the scrolled baskets in many different sizes. Lots of square baskets as well. Have made them with all types of woods and many different thickness. For anyone out there wanting to learn more about these bowls. pick up the “Making wooden baskets” by John Nelson & William Guimond…great book. I am now making allot of the scrolled bowls taken from the book “Wooden Bowls” by Carole Rothman. I have been a Scroll saw artist for about 30 years and I am having tons of fun making these bowls. Check out her website: http://scrollsawbowls.blogspot.com/ and have fun

Hawaiilad Larry

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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