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Autumn Pumpkins Candle Tray and Charms

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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 1499 days ago 1959 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the fourth project that I designed in my series of seasonal scroll sawn candle trays. They will fit under any large jar-type candle and are fun and easy to make. This set consists of the tray with the pumpkin and leaf ‘charms’. I did two versions of this project – natural maple color for the first one and on the second one I used DecoArt Antiquing and Staining Medium along with DecoArt Acrylic paint to lightly tint the pumpkins, stems and leaves. This added a hint of color while allowing the natural grain of the maple to show through.

The fretwork border on the tray is probably what I would call an intermediate level scroll sawing pattern. There are 40 curls in the tray and it is a great chance to practice up on your turning skills on the saw. I really loved cutting this one and it took a total of about three hours to cut.

I hope you enjoy it! Sheila

-- 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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Leldon

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#1 posted 1499 days ago

Sheila besides the snowflake, I think this is my favorite one you have done!! Its very pretty!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 1499 days ago

I really like it too, Leldon! I love the curls in it! It is one of those projects that I just have to keep going back and looking at it! LOL Now it is on to Candy Canes . . . . . :)

Sheila

-- 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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tyskkvinna

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#3 posted 1499 days ago

I love it! the tinting looks really great. I am impressed with the swirls – I’ve always found them a difficult shape to make going the “other” way. This would definitely be a good way to practise them. It ends up looking soooo delicate! I love that.

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 1499 days ago

Hi Lis! As I was cutting this, I was thinking what a great teaching piece it would be. It is all about pivoting. Once you get the hang of it, it is really fun! You kind of get in a rhythm. There are lots of triangular corners too and it is a good way to practice that also. With a 2/0 blade it really is easy though. :)

-- 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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Cozmo35

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#5 posted 1499 days ago

Very Nice! Your cuts look spot on.

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

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grizzman

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#6 posted 1499 days ago

this is just fantastic…what a great way to celebrate the fall season….your projects and design are spot on…and hey , you can work the saw to…lol…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 1499 days ago

(sometimes I am not too bad for a girl!) I don’t want y’all to think I’m slackin’!! :) It’s like drawing with the blade! :)

Sheila

-- 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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Monty Queen

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#8 posted 1499 days ago

Hey scrollgirl, All i can say is wow, your work is awesome. I been busy at work so i have not looked at lumberjocks in a while. When i went to your sight i was totally impress with your work. You do fantastic work. I been wanting to get back into scroll sawing however i don’t know what scroll saw should i get. I have one but it is a reall cheap model. Maybe you can give me some advice. Again I know i am not the first to tell you your work is superb.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#9 posted 1499 days ago

Thank you so much, Monty. I really appreciate it. Believe me, I have made my share of ‘fire wood’! LOL Sometimes the scroll saw Gods are kind to me though. I get lucky!

I really love the DeWalt 788. I have had a Heagner and also a RBI Hawk and I choose the DW hand’s down over them. They are good saws too, but I just have my own personal preferences. I like it better because:

1) It has a large table
2) The blade change is a breeze
3) The tension control is up front and you can adjust it while you are sawing even – EASY!
4) The speed is also up front and you can adjust it while sawing.
5) The table tilts easily and resets easily
6) Little vibration if any
6) For the money, I believe it is the BEST saw on the market

They run around $500 and you can look around and probably get a good sale. I have had mine for over 10 years and I love it. I haven’t really heard of any predominant problems. The only problem I had was the switch went. I took off the housing and it is one lead to it. It was fast and easy to replace for about $10US. I keep an extra one here in case I need it.

I don’t really do production work, as I do mostly designing so I don’t really “kill” it, but I have know a lot of people who have the same one and they are happy with it. Delta just came out with one that is supposedly identical to it, though it is gray instead of yellow. They are owned by the same parent company so you may get a good deal on the Delta counterpart as an introductory offer. Look around and maybe you can find a deal.

Some say the quality went down a bit since they are made now in China, but for the most part, I think people are still happy. You can ask at some of the scroll saw forums like Steve Good’s forum There are loads of scrollers there who like to help out too. :)

Let me know what you decide and let me know if you have any more questions.

Take care, Sheila

-- 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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ND2ELK

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#10 posted 1499 days ago

Another very nice design. You sure know your stuff. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Hacksaw007

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#11 posted 1499 days ago

Very nice, you are on a candle roll, keep it up! How about something with American Indians?

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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Jack Barnhill

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#12 posted 1499 days ago

I’m enjoying it very much. You certainly make some very nice and very fun projects. They make me smile just looking at them. I’m looking forward to seeing more.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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MrsN

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#13 posted 1499 days ago

This is beautiful. Great job, I love the look of the curls.

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

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Dennisgrosen

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#14 posted 1499 days ago

this cuold bee one of the classic´s in your collection
it´s so delicat/charming and realy is a great teaching/learnig project
that will skyrise peoples skill on a saw
bandsaw , jiigsaw , scrollsaw or handsaws like fretsaw , turningsaw , framesaw
all of them, the most difficut thing to do is cut an arch even thow the saws is made for it

let people know on your site that they will raise there skills with this project
and I´m pretty sure it will sell alot

Dennis

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ellen35

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#15 posted 1498 days ago

Sheila,
This is lovely! My only problem is that it means we are getting ready for fall… time flies!
I would not call this “intermediate”... this is pretty intricate!!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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