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Two Horses in the Meadow. I cut this scroll saw pattern into a walnut cutoff that has some interesting grain. I tried to keep as much of the natural edges and that little knob as possible to add some “in the woods” charm. The base is walnut with a bit of left over scape from cutting out the pattern, that I thought looked like bushes or rock. The finish is Watco danish oil.

-- Ivan, Bay Area, California





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Kerux

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#1 posted 1415 days ago

I like that. Very adorable!

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ND2ELK

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#2 posted 1415 days ago

Very nicely done. Looks good! Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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ivan

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#3 posted 1415 days ago

Thanks for the comments.

-- Ivan, Bay Area, California

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dakremer

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#4 posted 1415 days ago

very nice work! That looks like it took forever! great job

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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mmh

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#5 posted 1415 days ago

The live edges and dimensional work are quite captivating. It has a wonderful lost in the woods feel to it.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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TJ65

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#6 posted 1415 days ago

beautiful,
I love the pattern you cut into the wood and what wood you decided to keep, it looks really very interesting.

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 1415 days ago

What a great project, you have hit this one out of the ballpark! Nice Job.

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

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spunwood

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#8 posted 1415 days ago

The shape of the whole thing reminds me of the body of a bear. I like it.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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Bearpie

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#9 posted 1414 days ago

This is very lovely and I like your composition. How thick is the piece? My wife Oohed and Aahed when she saw this!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Jordan

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#10 posted 1414 days ago

Wow, what a task to work on a piece of wood such as this. Fabulous results.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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Michael Parrish

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#11 posted 1414 days ago

Beautiful work!! I love it.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#12 posted 1414 days ago

This is really a beautiful piece. I love the wood you chose and how you used it with the design. Wonderful!

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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lightweightladylefty

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#13 posted 1414 days ago

Ivan,

Very unique. We like the carved quality of the horses.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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jockmike2

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#14 posted 1414 days ago

Great fret work, just beautiful.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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ivan

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#15 posted 1412 days ago

My thanks to everyone for the wonderful comments! As many of you have said the wood is very unique. Many times I have a strange piece of wood that I really love and then I spend the next few months or year trying to think of what to do with it. Lately I have been combining different techniques and forms. This has a flat scroll saw surface but natural edges and the knot that sticks up. With most of the pattern left flat I wanted to see how carving the horses a bit would look. I like the effect of flat and rounded. I want to say that I get tons of ideas from all the Lumberjock projects I see. You all ROCK!

-- Ivan, Bay Area, California

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