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Project by ArtistryinWood posted 07-06-2010 11:44 PM 1371 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two more done, been too HOT for much else so, iv’e been hiding down in the basement. The first is Better Half from veneered BB Ply one Maple and one Cherry, what started out as a way to save some not so great BB has led to me wanting to veneer everything.The whiskers are a little bit tense to cut, you only get one shot at it, theres no going back to clean them up. Love Hope Faith is from the latest issue of CWWC. Made mine with 1/2” Lacewood.

Thanks for lookin.

Andrew

-- It seem's to me i could live my life, a lot better than i think i am. Andrew, Midland, Ont.





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 07-07-2010 12:38 AM

These are really beautiful plaques. You did a wonderful job with them. The whiskers are incredible and shows your cutting skills. Thanks for sharing.

Sheila

PS – are the cats your pattern?

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Keith Fenton

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#2 posted 07-07-2010 12:41 AM

Beautiful work. Lots of detail and you did a real good job on the cutting.

-- Scroll saw patterns @ http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com

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ArtistryinWood

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#3 posted 07-07-2010 01:01 AM

Thanks Sheila, the whiskers were attached to the frame in the original pattern but i like them better free floating. The Pattern is from Rick aka Scrollzilla.

Andrew

-- It seem's to me i could live my life, a lot better than i think i am. Andrew, Midland, Ont.

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woodbutcher

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#4 posted 07-07-2010 02:16 AM

ArtistryinWood,
Very nice indeed, all three projects. Using the veneer really does help disguise the BBply well. I sure wouldn’t want to cut those whiskers without having a laminated substrate like the BB though! Congratulaions on three very well done projects.

Sincerely,
Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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Woodenwizard

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#5 posted 07-07-2010 04:08 AM

I love all your work. Makes me want to go to the basement myself.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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DAWG

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#6 posted 07-07-2010 04:40 AM

Great work. I agree the whiskers look almost impossible, your very talented.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#7 posted 07-07-2010 04:45 AM

KICK BUTT! VERY COOL!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#8 posted 07-07-2010 06:02 AM

Fantastic Andrew

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#9 posted 07-07-2010 06:21 AM

Nice cuttings. How thick was the orig. plywood? what glue did you use for veneering? Was it ‘thin veneer’ or ‘thick veneer’? What is final project size?

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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ArtistryinWood

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#10 posted 07-07-2010 06:39 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Spence – 1/8” BB Ply, Titebond II, Thin 1/42”, 12”x15” for 11”x14” mat.

Andrew

-- It seem's to me i could live my life, a lot better than i think i am. Andrew, Midland, Ont.

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Ken90712

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#11 posted 07-07-2010 11:25 AM

Man this must of taken a long time, I love the wiskers.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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SawTooth1953

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#12 posted 07-11-2010 01:40 AM

Andrew, thanks for the reply… but a couple more question popped into my head: what is the backing and how do you manage to apply glue to the back of the cutting before the glue starts drying and how do you press the cutting and backing together, and how do you clean up glue squeeze-out in so many small areas and around all the delicate whiskers? ( I have some trouble with those issues even though most of my projects aren’t as intricate… and you apparently have those things mastered!)

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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ArtistryinWood

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#13 posted 07-11-2010 05:03 AM

Your welcome Spence.

The backing is black felt, all of my portrait cuttings get matted and framed under glass, so a ridged backer is not necessary. I like the contrast of the two textures.
This is my gluing procedure, I start with a piece of scrap drywall a few inches larger than the cutting, then using some push pins i secure the felt (slightly over sized & stretched) to it. I apply a bead of glue around the outside edge first, then drops of glue to the larger (1/2”x1/2”) areas of the cutting, for things like the whiskers, you can use a toothpick or one of these http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=48304&cat=1,110,42967&ap=1
Carefully drop the cutting on the felt and place a board on top (I use a piece of melamine slightly larger than the cutting) then apply some weight, nothing too heavy just a few pounds, Then trim the excess felt when dry. Since the cutting is protected under glass, I can use small amounts of glue so squeeze out is not a problem.

Hope this helps.

Andrew

-- It seem's to me i could live my life, a lot better than i think i am. Andrew, Midland, Ont.

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SawTooth1953

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#14 posted 07-11-2010 05:42 AM

Andrew, Thank you… that is very descriptive and very helpful.

Spence

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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