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Scroll Sawn Multi-Layer Butterfly

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Project by DaleMaley posted 10-12-2017 03:13 PM 530 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I came across an interesting pattern for a 4-layered scroll sawn butterfly, and decided to make 2 of them for my sisters for Christmas 2017 gifts.

The base piece is supposed to be a blue color like the sky the butterfly is flying in. As far as I know, there are no blue woods.

I tried some aquamarine dye, but was not happy with the result. I decided to paint the base piece with blue enamel paint. The other layers are maple, red padauk, and yellow heart. I applied 1 coat of polyurethane to all the layers, including the blue painted base piece. My photographic skills don’t do the finished butterflies justice, but I am very happy with the final appearance.

One of best photos I could get was with one butterfly hanging on the wall next to my shop clock. If you like my shop clock, you can read about it on Lumberjocks here.

If you would like to read about my Trials & Tribulations on this project (and see where to purchase this pattern), see my woodworking web site here.

Thanks

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/





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PaulDoug

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#1 posted 10-12-2017 03:36 PM

Really looks nice.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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DaleMaley

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#2 posted 10-12-2017 04:23 PM



Really looks nice.

- PaulDoug

Thanks!

I wish my photography skills were better, because they look better than the photos :)

Dale

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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#3 posted 10-13-2017 02:15 AM

That’s really nice looking. I really like it.

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#4 posted 10-13-2017 03:06 PM

Wow! This is a beautiful piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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DaleMaley

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#5 posted 10-13-2017 03:17 PM



Wow! This is a beautiful piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck

Thanks!

I like to see the natural colors of the wood, and they work well on this butterfly pattern.

dale

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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#6 posted 10-14-2017 06:24 AM

Really Beautiful!! great detail well done!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#7 posted 10-14-2017 12:14 PM

Wow! Awesome work. It took me few seconds to figure what you have done and how. Nice colours too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 10-14-2017 04:11 PM

As the scrollsaw is my main weapon; I fell qualified to judge your work. EXCELLENT!

Only scrollers will know how much work that is and the skills required to do that great of job.

I have the same Porter -Cable saw and like it as well as I did the DeWalt that cost a lot more and puked on me at 5-1/2 years old. The only thing I liked better on the DW was the table being cast iron and slightly larger.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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DaleMaley

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#9 posted 10-14-2017 05:12 PM



As the scrollsaw is my main weapon; I fell qualified to judge your work. EXCELLENT!

Only scrollers will know how much work that is and the skills required to do that great of job.

I have the same Porter -Cable saw and like it as well as I did the DeWalt that cost a lot more and puked on me at 5-1/2 years old. The only thing I liked better on the DW was the table being cast iron and slightly larger.

- ralbuck

Thanks!

I have a couple of complaints on my Porter-Cable scroll saw…....

Cheap plastic knob that comes with it for tightening the upper stop on the saw blade is tooo cheap. I changed it to a steel one from McMaster-Carr PN# 92581A430 for just a couple of bucks. The steel one works great.

The small light fixture that comes with the saw broke after several months of use. I fixed it a couple of times….....gave up on it…......and just added a light hanging over the saw with big reflector.

Dale

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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#10 posted 10-18-2017 05:02 AM

Nice work Dale, that is quite some cutting!
Beautiful colors!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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