|Project by sublime4life40||posted 11-27-2007 10:10 AM||1801 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
Hello everyone.These are a few projects that were fun to make.Nothing went to waist on the intarsia angel. I think there were like 39 pieces uncluding the base.The wood is 1/2” pine. I stained the base with red oak stain by minwax.I used tung oil for the robe.The wings,face and hair were brush painted.The next project is a Intarsia chickadee has 3 wood types.Theres pine,cherry and walnut.It was pretty simple to do.The main thickness is 3/4” accept for the walnut leaf its 1/2”in.The finish is tung oil.The 3rd project is a scrollsaw portrait of Humphrey Bogart.Nothing went to waste on this project either.Its heavy duty oak 8”x10”x3/4”.The frame is oak also 1”x2”.I dont have a roughter so ,I had to use my tablesaw to get the fancy look on the face of the picture frame.After everything was cut out,I sanded pieces with 100,220 grit paper.I used tung oil for the lighter colored pieces and walnut stain for the base.The frame was finished with tung oil also.When cutting the frame.I cut dados to hold the picture in the frame.they were cut 1/4” deep and 1” wide for the back board.The picture could knock you out, if it fell on your head,Its solid.The thing,I like about this picture is how the wood grain flows together and how it has the effect of shadow.The pattern was a picture that ,I edited on my computer using serif photo plus 6.The software is good for making pictures cuttable for patterns.I use it mainly for people portraits.You can download it free at their site. http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/software/PhotoPlus/default.asp Its simple to use.it just takes practice at first, but when you figure out the tricks, your up and cutting.