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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 1478 days ago 3373 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little fretwork Nativity ornament set I designed. it is cut from 1/8” Cherry and is finished with mineral oil followed by spray lacquer. Although the cutting looks intricate, I believe the design is very forgiving, making it a nice project for someone beginning to use the scroll saw. You can also stack several layers of 1/8” wood and cut several sets at once. I have the pattern available on my site at Sheila Landry Designs and it is on sale for the month of July. Thanks for looking and also thanks in advance for any feedback. :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"





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SawTooth1953

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#1 posted 1478 days ago

Very nice ornaments… I’m amazed you can work now for xmas season… it makes sense, but I’m still behind current time and I’m nowhere near thinking that far ahead. But if Xmas was tonight, I’d definitely be getting ready to begin! LOL

Good for you!!

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 1478 days ago

Thanks, Spence! :) I live in a time warp. As long as I can remember I have been making Santa’s in the sweltering heat and spring and flower stuff in the bitter cold. Don’t feel bad though, I still do my own stuff last minute. I sent my son his gifts in the beginning of February. LOL (We have an understanding, though. He is telling me my Christmas box of stuff is going to be sent out this week. From Christmas 2009 I mean!) That’s OK though. We do for each other all the time and have learned to displace holidays. We are supposed to ‘Keep Christmas the whole year though’, aren’t we?? LOL

In any case, I am glad you like them. :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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tyskkvinna

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#3 posted 1478 days ago

I love this so much! Soooo much! I REALLY love the style… it’s kind of modern but still looks somewhat traditional. A really nice balance. A little abstract, but wholly representational. Also REALLY makes me wish my scrollsaw could….. cut wood…....

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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littlecope

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#4 posted 1478 days ago

These are really nice, Sheila!!
I had an idea sometime during the 90’s, of making a manger setting with figures. The manger was to be a kind of tab and slot thin plywood thing, but the figures I was going to try to cut haphazardly out of the manger… to give it a sort of dilapidated look… After the Yule, it could all be flattened out again with the figures going back into their corresponding cut-outs…
The idea never went anywhere though… I can’t even draw stick figures, let alone a whole manger full of people and creatures!!
Again, Great Job!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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MrsN

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#5 posted 1478 days ago

Shelia- these ornaments are really pretty, I love them! They look like a great project, something that can be done in a night or weekend, and look awesome! I can’t wait to order them from you.
MrsN

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 1478 days ago

Nice design! Are those hanger loops in the right spot so they balance?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 1478 days ago

Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the nice thoughts.
Mike – I do have a new stand up set made with 1/2” stock. You can paint or stain them. I will post a picture tomorrow. The detail lines are cut into them and I also have a little manger with them. You can easily paint them too if you want. :)

Topamax – I did check them all and they are fine. The Ox needed to have his loop moved a bit, which I did on the pattern so they will all work.

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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ND2ELK

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#8 posted 1478 days ago

Very nice looking set. Beautiful job as always. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 1478 days ago

I like them Shelia very cool work

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 1477 days ago

I figured you’d have it all under control :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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OttoH

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#11 posted 1477 days ago

Very nice Sheila, I think I see a future project for the yearly Sunday School Christmas party here. You do great work, keep them coming!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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